The “conversation” between the evangelical left and right is heating up as President Obama, the left’s champion, sinks in the polls and his legislative majority is in jeopardy. Bible-thumping progressives warn of the judgment day, repeating the Lord’s words, “as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me” (Matthew 25:34-46). When Christians serve the poor, when we make an effort to alleviate their suffering, Jesus receives that kindness as given to Him personally. But the left uses this passage to justify expanding the welfare state to European proportions. But as someone once said to a traveler asking directions, “You can’t get there from here.”

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