NEW YORK - OCTOBER 25:  (NO U.S. TABLOID SALES)  Former First Lady Hillary Clinton campaigns for Senate at Grand Central Station October 25, 2000 in New York, NY.  (Photo by David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton on Jesus and the Ten Commandments

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 25: (NO U.S. TABLOID SALES) Former First Lady Hillary Clinton campaigns for Senate at Grand Central Station October 25, 2000 in New York, NY. (Photo by David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images)

The New York Times recently highlighted the answer Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gave to a question about her faith at a townhall meeting in Knoxville, Iowa. She said:

“Thank you for asking that. I am a person of faith. I am a Christian. I am a Methodist. I have been raised Methodist. I feel very grateful for the instructions and support I received starting in my family but through my church, and I think that any of us who are Christian have a constantly, constant, conversation in our own heads about what we are called to do and how we are asked to do it, and I think it is absolutely appropriate for people to have very strong convictions and also, though, to discuss those with other people of faith. Because different experiences can lead to different conclusions about what is consonant with our faith and how best to exercise it.

 

“The idea you heard on the radio of looking at individuals, I think, is absolutely fair. My study of the Bible, my many conversations with people of faith, has led me to believe the most important commandment is to love the Lord with all your might and to love your neighbor as yourself, and that is what I think we are commanded by Christ to do, and there is so much more in the Bible about taking care of the poor, visiting the prisoners, taking in the stranger, creating opportunities for others to be lifted up, to find faith themselves that I think there are many different ways of exercising your faith. But I do believe that in many areas judgment should be left to God, that being more open, tolerant and respectful is part of what makes me humble about my faith, and I am in awe of people who truly turn the other cheek all the time, who can go that extra mile that we are called to go, who keep finding ways to forgive and move on. Those are really hard things for human beings to do, and there is a lot, certainly in the New Testament, that calls us to do that.

 

“The famous discussion on the Sermon on the Mount should be something that you really pay attention to. There’s a lot of great Bible studies: What does the Sermon on the Mount really mean? What is it calling us to do and to understand? Because it sure does seem to favor the poor and the merciful and those who in worldly terms don’t have a lot but who have the spirit that God recognizes as being at the core of love and salvation.

 

“So there is much to be learned and I have been very disappointed and sorry that Christianity, which has such great love at its core, is sometimes used to condemn so quickly and judge so harshly. When I think part of the message that I certainly have tried to understand and live with is to look at yourself first, to make sure you are being the kind of person you should be in how you are treating others, and I am by no means a perfect person, I will certainly confess that to one and all, but I feel the continuing urge to try to do better, to try to be kinder, to try to be more loving, even with people who are quite harsh.

 

“So, I think you have to keep asking yourself, if you are a person of faith, what is expected of me and am I actually acting the way that I should? And that starts in small ways and goes out in very large ones, but it’s something that I take very seriously. So thank you for asking.”

However, her response appears to conflict with her actions and policies. Her extreme position on unlimited access to murdering children is astounding, (breaking the Sixth Commandment).

She has sought to silence women attempting to expose her husband’s sexual assaults, (breaking the Seventh and Ninth Commandments).

Last year alone, there were over 100 scandals tied to her decisions and actions, (breaking Commandments Six through Nine, and possibly more). Not to mention her hopeful indictment for her alleged national security breaches as Secretary of State, including the Benghazi coverup, (breaking the Sixth and Ninth Commandments).

One wonders if Hillary Clinton knows what the Ten Commandments are.

More importantly, if she believed in and followed the First Commandment, perhaps breaking nearly half of what follows would not have been so easy. Sadly, few understand the gravity of her egregious behavior, for over her lifetime she has consistently violated at least half of the Commandments without repentance, recompense, or remorse.

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Bethany Blankley

Bethany Blankley is a political analyst for Fox News Radio and has appeared on television and radio programs nationwide. She writes about political, cultural, and religious issues in America from the perspective of an evangelical and former communications staffer. She was a communications strategist for four U.S. Senators, one U.S. Congressman, a former New York governor, and several non-profits. She earned her MA in Theology from The University of Edinburgh, Scotland and her BA in Political Science from the University of Maryland. Follow her @bethanyblankley facebook.com/BlankleyBethany/ & BethanyBlankley.com.

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