Love Thy Neighbor: How the Democratic Party Platform Breaks God’s Laws

God handed down his Moral Law to Moses on Mt. Sinai, written on two tablets of stone with his own finger. For going on four millennia, believers in Yahweh have considered the Ten Commandments to be an abiding and universal standard of righteousness.

Who can deny the veracity and validity of these commandments? Even the irreligious traditionally agree with the Second Table, those last six commandments that deal with our responsibility to other men. The Second Greatest Commandment, as Jesus would phrase it – to love our neighbor – summarizes these commands (Matthew 22:40).

Obey your authority figures. Don’t murder. Don’t steal. Don’t be sexually immoral. Don’t steal. Don’t lie. Don’t covet.

The First Table – the first four commandments – deal with our responsibility to God (not to worship other gods, make graven images, misuse his name, or violate his Sabbath). In the American tradition, believers have largely felt that God would settle his own accounts and settled comfortably into a position affirming religious liberty. But Christians and non-Christians alike have believed that it’s the government’s job to ensure people are not mistreating their neighbor.

While their animosity toward God is easily demonstrable (who doesn’t know that Democrats typically hate Him?), it’s the Democratic Party’s platform contrast with the Second Table that might need closer inspection.

Consider the 6th Commandment:

“You shall not murder. (Exodus 20:13)

This seems simple enough, yes? The Hebrew word is רָצַח (ratsach) and means, “the unjust taking of innocent human life.”

And yet, the Democratic Party platform promotes…

Abortion on demand, murdering babies for the sake of convenience.

Consider the Seventh Commandment:

“You shall not commit adultery (Exodus 20:14)

Jesus interpreted this command for us in the Sermon on the Mount, in which he equated any kind of sexual impurity as a Seventh Commandment violation (Matthew 5:28). Any of the Bible’s lists of sexual sins – including the desire itself, acted upon or not – fit under the condemnation of the Seventh Commandment.

And yet, the Democratic Party promotes:

The special protected status and special rights (including marriage) for homosexuals and others with perverse sexual desires.

Consider the Eighth Commandment:

“You shall not steal.

The command, “You shall not steal” presupposes the right to private property (the 10th Commandment undergirds this as well). It is not right to take that which does not belong to you.

And yet, the Democratic Party’s entire economic platform is based upon theft.

The Democratic Party platform promotes:

The redistribution of wealth by stealing from others

Stealing from productive Citizens to give to unproductive CitizensM

Consider the 9th Commandment:

You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor (Exodus 20:16)

We are not supposed to lie. A “lie” is something that is demonstrably untrue. God is truth. To not speak truth is to misrepresent God as his image-bearers.

The Democratic Party platform promotes:

Reinforcement of the idea that it’s possible to transition gender, and that a man can be a woman, and a woman can be man.

Consider the Tenth Commandment:

You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.

Clearly, the Bible teaches that you should be content with what you have, not desiring what belongs to another. This is the sin of ingratitude, combined with greed. Although seemingly a benign sin, it’s one that is the root of theft – the eighth commandment. Wanting what is not yours leads to stealing what is not yours.

The Democratic Party platform promotes:

The notion that employees are entitled to an equal share of their employer’s wealth.

After comparing the Democratic platform to the Second Table of God’s Law it becomes apparent that it’s not so much a platform as just a list of things that God hates.

While the Democratic Party may try to convince the public that they are the compassionate party of love and kindness, in reality it’s God’s Second Table of law that tells us how to love our neighbor. And if that’s the case, the Democratic Party breaks each and every command that teaches us how to love our neighbor.

Being a Republican does not make you a Christian, but being a Democrat probably means you aren’t.


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