Democratic presidential candidate was blasted on Twitter or his Christmas day message claiming Jesus was a refugee.
“Today I join millions around the world in celebrating the arrival of divinity on earth, who came into this world not in riches but in poverty, not as a citizen but as a refugee,” he wrote. “No matter where or how we celebrate, merry Christmas.”
According to the Gospel of Luke, Mary and Joseph were traveling due to a census.
2 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.
2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. (Luke 2 King James Version (KJV)
Many on Twitter were quick to inform the mayor he was wrong.
Jesus was not a refugee, you liar https://t.co/JELXmprbvO— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) December 25, 2019
Joseph and Mary went to their ancestral home in Bethlehem for a census. In no sense did Jesus “come into this world as a refugee.” There’s also no reason to think that Joseph was particularly impoverished. So nothing about this tweet is correct. https://t.co/KNOCzvb4dc— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) December 26, 2019
If the person politicizing Christmas doesn’t believe faith in Jesus is necessary for salvation, if they don’t view the Bible as authoritative, if they can’t even articulate the gospel message, their insistence upon Jesus being a refugee should be the least of their worries—& ours— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) December 26, 2019
I think at this point I would take a Warren/Sanders dictatorship over even five minutes of smarmy heretic President Pete. https://t.co/25jWBOx8Dt— Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) December 26, 2019
Mayor Pete needs to go to Sunday School. https://t.co/tUhMPwvsTk— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) December 26, 2019
Jesus was not born a refugee. Read the text.— Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) December 25, 2019
But indeed he was God incarnate born in humble surroundings, in fulfillment of prophecy, on mission to save all mankind. Merry Christmas! https://t.co/KmofiTmNNs
I’m not a Christian, but this looks an awful lot like someone whose religion is not Christianity, but leftism. https://t.co/H7fZSAOAIh— Josh Hammer (@josh_hammer) December 25, 2019
Liberals want to exploit your faith to gain power for themselves https://t.co/hML0kJ074d— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) December 25, 2019