Pastor Raphael Warnock is facing off against Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler in one of Georgia’s January runoff elections.
The Peach State’s two U.S. Senate elections will decide the balance of power in the Legislative Branch’s upper chamber, and the distinction between the candidates couldn’t be more apparent. Yet somehow, newly unearthed reports prove Warnock is even more extreme than we realized.
Footage from 2011 shows Warnock proclaiming, “You can’t serve God and money. You cannot serve God and mammon at the same time. America, choose ye this day who you will serve. Choose ye this day:”
Not shocked #Georgia Democrat Senate candidate Raphael Warnock said “You cannot serve God and the military” at the same time. These & even crazier things is what the radicals who control the Democratic party’s activist & small dollar donor base believepic.twitter.com/bQyBuKLwjb
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) November 18, 2020
RedState reports how more than a few Christians were eager to respond:
According to the Daily Wire, Warnock’s campaign swooped in for damage control and said that Warnock was referencing a Bible verse about serving two masters.
“This sermon is based on a biblical verse that reads ‘No man can serve two masters… Ye cannot serve God and mammon,’ a biblical term for wealth,” Terrence Clark, communications director for the Warnock campaign, told Fox News. “Reverend Warnock was speaking about the need to commit to moral life before pursuing other priorities. As the video of the congregation’s response makes clear, this is another blatant effort by Kelly Loeffler to take Reverend Warnock’s words completely out of context. Given her own decision to spend her first days in the U.S. Senate profiting off the pandemic, perhaps she should watch the sermon more closely.”
As usual, the left has only focused on one aspect of a verse in order to mold it to their world view. However, as the Daily Wire pointed out, the National Review’s Dan McLaughlin corrected the assumption by posting another Bible verse that shows what the Bible says about military service.
The Gospel literally tells soldiers to “be content with your pay” – the opposite of telling them not to serve. https://t.co/nggLDEwzXh
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) November 18, 2020
Other Twitter users acquainted with the Bible weighed in.
— Dr. Richard Harambe (@Richard_Harambe) November 18, 2020