House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is hitting the speaking circuit hard now that she’s in control of one-half of Congress again. She’s riling up far-left audiences – while charging a hefty speaking fee and shilling for donations – anywhere and everywhere that she can find a group friendly enough and wealthy enough to invite her.
That means that Pelosi is also throwing out her favorite Bible verse in front of audiences to justify everything from amnesty for illegal aliens to taxpayer money for transgender surgeries and late-term abortion. Are you ready for Nancy Pelosi’s favorite Bible verse? Here it is:
“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.”
If you read that and felt your skin begin to crawl, don’t worry. That just means you’re a Christian!
Nancy Pelosi uses that “Bible verse” a lot. She used it just this past weekend when gracing the Christian Colleges and Universities Conference. She tosses it out frequently in speeches and Slate magazine even tallied up the number of times that the “verse” has been used in official business on the House floor.
Between the years of 2002 and 2018, the quote appears in the Congressional Record twelve separate times. Nancy Pelosi said it 11 times. Our Christian brother Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) used it one time, but in fairness, he was quoting Nancy Pelosi to make fun of her lack of scriptural knowledge.
Ms. Pelosi’s favorite “Bible verse” may have originated on a Hallmark greeting card at some point. No one is actually sure where the saying comes from, but one thing is certain: It is NOT from the Bible.
It’s not even from one of those weird and blasphemous modern translations that refers to God the Father as “she.” That figures.
Color us suspicious, but anytime someone pretends to use a Bible verse that’s not really in the Bible, we suddenly smell sulfur in the room and have a desire to pick the verse apart. What is Nancy Pelosi saying when she offers this as her favorite piece of biblical wisdom?
Let’s start with the first sentence: “To minister to the needs of God’s creation is an act of worship.” An immediate red flag in that statement is that we are (according to Pelosi’s theology) supposed to minister to God’s creation. The tricky thing about Satan’s efforts to lead Christians astray is that he will often use statements that sound like they could be from the Bible. Indeed, we are urged in Scripture to minister to the poor and needy. Caring for widows is counted as “true religion,” and so on.
You’ll note however that the Bible always urges us to minister to people and not things. Specifically, we are to minister to people who are in proximity to us: Our own family, friends, neighbors and countrymen. We minister to people because those people are created in God’s image. We are never told in the Bible to minister to the whole of God’s creation, i.e., the sun, the moon, the stars, the rocks, the trees, the streams and the animals.
God gives us different commands when it comes to how we are to deal with creation. “Ministering” to creation as an act of worship is not among those instructions. We are to care for our livestock and pets by feeding and watering them, and not beating them or engaging in acts of cruelty.
We are commanded to take dominion over God’s creation. Forests teeming with dangerous wild animals are to be subdued and put to good use through farming or building shelter. Creation itself is fallen due to Adam and Eve’s transgression in the Garden of Eden, and the original charge given to us in Genesis is to bring a semblance of Godly order back to those wild and dangerous places. Taking dominion and stewardship over God’s creation requires work, which is a wholly separate action from worship or ministering.
The false theology of Nancy Pelosi’s favorite “Bible verse” is summed up nicely by Paul in Romans 1:24-25:
“Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.”
Ministering and attending to the “needs” of God’s creation, as Nancy Pelosi so passionately advocates, is to worship and serve the creature rather than the Creator.