Who Said It?

The following quote was spoken on May 6th of 2010. A certain politician was asked:

“What is your favorite word,” and the politician responded, “My favorite word is the Word…and that is everything. It says it all for us. And that Word…is, we have to give voice to what that means in terms of public policy that would be in keeping with the values of the Word…Isn’t it a beautiful word when you think of it? It just covers everything…we know it means: ‘The Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us.’ And that’s the great mystery of our faith. He will come again… So, we have to make sure we’re prepared to answer in this life, or otherwise, as to how we have measured up.”

This politician was quoting from the gospel of John.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God…And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us…”
John 1:1, 14

The Word in the above scripture passage is the Greek Logos which translates to Christ who is the Second Person of the Godhead. Logos means the ‘eternal expression of the divine intelligence and the disclosure of the divine essence.’

Hint: The opening quotation was spoken by a female politician.

Many would immediately suggest that the words were spoken by ‘Saint Sarah’ Palin. ‘Saint Sarah’ is a title recently and sarcastically bestowed on Sarah Palin by Newsweek Magazine. The suggestion that Sarah Palin spoke those words could be dismissed forthrightly because if a republican politician had suggested that public policy should ‘be in keeping with the values of the Word’, i.e. Christ, he/she would have been mocked and discredited immediately.

The opposition would be clamoring that the separation between church and state must not be compromised according to the constitution.

In reality the constitution and the first amendment say nothing about the separation of church and state. Yet, the AU (Americans United) is an organization claiming to be a nonpartisan organization ‘dedicated to preserving the constitutional principle of church-state separation…’ Such organizations rate politicians according to their voting record relative to the ideology of the organization.

If you haven’t figured out yet who uttered the opening quote it was none other than ‘Preacher Nancy’ Pelosi. And the AU rates Nancy Pelosi’s voting record at 100% which means she supports the ideology of the AU 100% of the time when voting on relative legislation.

This exposes several issues. Firstly ‘Preacher Nancy’s’ opening quotation is totally contradictory to the charter of the AU which she adamantly supports. So what does she really think? Let’s review her voting record on other issues more closely to see if this is a fluke and not a pattern. How about her voting record relative to right to life issues? The ‘Word’ which she embraces definitely has unquestionable positions on such issues. The NRTLC (National Right to Life Committee) rates her voting record at 0% while the NARAL (National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws) Pro-Choice America rates her voting record at 100% favorable to their platform.

It’s also interesting that the AU states they are nonpartisan, but while ‘Preacher Nancy’s’ voting record is 100% favorable to the AU on separation of state and church issues, fellow politicians Tom Coburn, Jim Inhofe, and John Sullivan scored 0%.

It appears that Speaker Pelosi is actually much more transparent than she intends to be. It is so easy to compare the rhetoric and issues espoused by policy makers to Biblical teachings to see if they do as they say. She is no different than any politician that proclaims Christianity and then for example befriends Israel’s enemies and attempts to divide their land.

The ‘Word’ addressed such actions as He was speaking to the scribes and Pharisees:

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you cleanse the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of extortion and self-indulgence…first cleanse the inside of the cup and dish, that the outside of them may be clean also.”
Matthew 23:25-26

‘Preacher Nancy’ did, however, utter some profound prophecy in her quotation at the beginning of this column, i.e.:

“He (the Word) will come again. So, we have to make sure we’re prepared to answer in this life, or otherwise, as to how we have measured up.”

You’re right on ‘Preacher Nancy’ because the ‘Word’ Himself states:

“And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work.”
Revelation 22:12

Many find the inconsistencies and antics in the political arena, coming from both sides of the aisle, to be laughable. So while men may laugh, how about God? Does He find any of man’s naiveté and foolishness to be laughable? Next week we’ll address the issue of whether or not God laughs, and if so, what would cause Him to do so.

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