If you are going to pull a quote from the Bible, the least you can do is make sure the quote is actually from the Bible. Nancy Pelosi keeps mentioning her favorite Bible quote that she really loves. Unfathomably, it’s not an actually found in the Bible anywhere.
Over and over again the Democrat Speaker of the House of Representatives keeps quoting her favorite Bible verse. It goes like this: “To minister to the needs of God’s creation is an act of worship. To ignore those needs is to dishonor the God who made us.”
OK, actually, she said, it might not technically be from the Bible. “I can’t find it in the Bible, but I quote it all the time,” Pelosi said as she introduced the quote. https://t.co/b9CaI5t3Yw
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It was a very convenient Bible quote for the left. Now they have God on their side. The only problem is it’s not real.
“The Pelosi passage is not in the Bible,” Will Kynes, an associate professor of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament at Whitworth University, told me by email. The closest analog he could find was Proverbs 14:31, which switches the order of the two main ideas and focuses specifically on the poor: ‘Those who oppress the poor insult their Maker, but those who are kind to the needy honor him.’ Greg MaGee, an associate professor of biblical studies at Taylor University, independently suggested the same verse as the closest approximation of the sentiment in Pelosi’s version.
Here is more on the difference between her made up quote and the real quote from the Bible, per Godfather Politics:
Now let’s take a look at these two quotes.
Pelosi’s: “To minister to the needs of God’s creation is an act of worship. To ignore those needs is to dishonor the God who made us.”
The real one: “Those who oppress the poor insult their Maker, but those who are kind to the needy honor him.”
She manipulates a Bible verse to make it fit better with her “big government approach.” This is not what Christ’s teachings were meant for, to be a blueprint for how government is run.