Skip to comments.Pete Buttigieg Keeps Lecturing Christians About Sin While Ignoring His Own
Posted on 02/20/2020 6:51:28 PM PST by Ennis85
Do you think it is possible to be a Christian and support President Trump? Burnett asked.
Well, Im not going to tell other Christians how to be Christians, Buttigieg replied. But I will say, I cannot find any compatibility between the way this president conducts himself and anything I find in Scripture. Now I guess thats my interpretation, but I think thats a lot of peoples interpretation, and that interpretation deserves a voice.
Everyone Sins Except Buttigieg Apparently
Buttigieg believes everyone elses sin is up for discussion except his own. He cites Trumps behavior, but what of Petes? Scripture is explicitly clear on the topic of sin and that everyone sins and thank goodness for grace and forgiveness. Buttigieg likes to say, God doesnt have a political party, which is correct. But God did give commandments to uphold, commandments which conflict with policies such as late-term, post-birth, and partial-birth abortion, policies Buttigieg and his party are trying to normalize as mainstream Christian doctrine while passing judgment on the manner in which Trump tweets. If Buttigiegs positions are informed by his faith, as he so often says, you wouldnt know it.
Buttigieg can cite Scripture, but does he follow it? He forgets that It is not those who hear the law who are righteous but those who obey the law that will be declared righteous.
At the town hall, Buttigieg said the interpretation of Trumps conduct deserves a voice by way of his office and this presidential race but then so does Buttigiegs, and if Scripture is the litmus test he chooses, then logic and fairness dictate that he too must be judged by these same standards. No one, not Trump nor Buttigieg, is free of sin. I dont apply this to Buttigieg alone. As I said, everyone falls short of Gods glory, but and I say this in a spirit of Christian love it is difficult to lecture on sin while trying to make sin mainstream.
God Doesnt Appoint Perfect People
In my forthcoming book out next week, titled Grace Canceled: How Outrage is Destroying Lives, Ending Debate, and Endangering Democracy, I discuss the death of redemption and nuance, social justice warriorism in the church, and Trump and faith:
There has been a fight between two factions of the right regarding faith and Trump. It goes something like this: One faction believes that support for Trump is a nullification of Christian faith because support is endorsement of all Trumps previously reported-on bad behaviors. Its an argument that would make the Pharisees proud. Its impossible to separate the good policy Trump has proposed from the sins of which hes stood accused. If youre really a Christian, some in this faction assert, youll condemn him wholly and outright. Trump, they claim, is unfit for office because he is morally compromised. Hes bossy and loud, they say, even on Twitter, and he mocks womens appearances, criticizes dead veterans, and attends every fight to which hes invited. Hes a sinner!
True, and yet it doesnt disqualify him from office.
The other faction believes that Trump, like all mankind, is a sinner, but that God has a purpose for all. Some preachers, pastors, and holy folk in this group have appeared on various cable news networks as character witnesses of sorts for either Trump or Christian voters, and more than a few have suggested that Trump is in the White House because God put him there and God can use him. The wing of the right who claim that you cant be both a Christian and a Trump supporter scoffed at these assertions and accused these evangelicals of compromising their faith for power. Its a specious claim that misunderstands not only what these Christian leaders have stated, but it also overlooks the omnipotence of God in the Bible. The premise argued is that God cant use Trump because he is flawed. This contradicts Biblical teaching the most flawed people in the Bible were called by God into His service for His glory and He alone will raise up and equip those He calls for these tasks. He called Saul of Tarsus, a brutal man who hunted down and murdered Christians in an attempt to exterminate the faith, while Saul was on the road to Damascus. Saul, whose reputation as the wolf who stalked the lambs preceded him around the known world, was turned into one of the most important figures in the post-apostolic period, one of the greatest of the faith. God called David, He called Judah, through a line of the some of the most corrupt and sinful men in Biblical history came Jesus. To argue that people cannot be used is to deny the omnipotence of God. As my pastor once said, God doesnt call the equipped, He equips the called.
Speak the Truth in Love
Truthfully, I feel resentment bubbling up when I see Buttigieg or anyone else attempt to hold another accountable for sin while refusing any accountability for their own sins. I feel irritated when I see people who have a shepherds platform use their staff as a cudgel. Ive actually avoided writing faith-based editorials for years due to fear of coming across similarly. When it comes to faith, I have a responsibility to temper my tone and wait to respond until Im positive Ive moved my egos voice aside for that of Gods in Scripture. I recognized long ago that I needed to grow in my faith and spend more time in Scripture than I do lecturing about it.
Grace Canceled was one result of that ongoing journey, a way to speak to these issues that divide us, be they social justice warriorism, eternal outrage, classism, casual faith, or the death of nuance in any discussion with a spirit of correction. People say and do things every day that conflict with what God wants for our lives. But God is crystal clear where it concerns his most repeated commandment: Love God, and love your neighbor. We do a disservice when we behave as though political differences give us a pass on that second part. Loving God is loving people, even the ones we dislike, even the ones who treat us meanly. Loving only those who are nice to us is no tribute to Gods overwhelming love and sacrifice.
Godly correction should come from the heart and should be consistent. We speak up because we love God and love people. We point out Biblical truths not with a spirit of hatred or malice, but because we care. Some represent the faith better than others, but not acting from a spirit of love and genuine service to others conflicts with Scripture.
He’s a hippocrit. Like all evil people.
An open sodomite is an unrepetant, unsaved person and has zero authority to lecture any Christian about their faith.
It would be just as insane to listen to a muslim lecture a Christian about their faith.
Mr. Bootyjizz ?
This is why liberals say homosexuals and now transgenders are “born” that way.
Why doesn’t she ask....if you can support Mayor Pete and be a Christian? Talk about inconsistencies with Christian doctrine. Wake up.
Sodomy is not in line with scripture, justsayin’
The mentality of this is as old as original sin.
Lucifer claimed God and his loyal angels were the problem.
Now his followers still claim God, his loyal angels, and his followers on Earth are the problem.
God will sort it out in time, and some folks aren’t going to be happy.
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Hey Pete do not cast the stones at others sins unless you are sinless. Try reading the Bible Pete, because those without sin are perfect. You are not perfect Pete, you are a homosexual, that God has judged as sinful and immoral. God will judge you Pete as you have committed Sodomy. Look that up in the Bible in the concordance - occurs approximately ( Sodom) 6 times.
I’m beginning to think Pete is on some sort of medication that keeps him eerily calm.
What happened to Sodom and Gomorrah Pete in the Old Testament when the men of their cities wanted homosexual relations with visiting Angels. Oh I forget Pete you do not know your Bible. Let me sum up what happened to the two cities Pete - consumed by fire Pete. Your last name Buttgieg signifies your sexual orientation, nothing more than a f@##ot.
Antidepressants do that - not too happy, not too sad.
Pete is a Sodomite. Nuff said.
Hes not a true Christian
Hes a political Christian and uses it only when its to his own advantage
Im beginning to think Pete is on some sort of medication that keeps him eerily calm.
It’s probably administered rectally.
Antidepressants... that makes sense.
Nobody can continue to sin and enter the Kingdom of God.
I generally shy away from these types of threads because I believe it is up to the individual to correct him or herself.
But this guy is a antichrist.
My belief is that God is freedom. He puts us on this earth as a test. There are many paths to follow and he has set the guide lines for us to follow as well as a path to be forgiven.
Its up to each one of us. Oh, we are to caution those who continue down the wrong path, warn them once, twice, and the third time go away from them and let the man upstairs deal with it.
This guy is a ANTICHRIST.
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