Jesus and politics

Alright, I've got a couple of hours to kill before I can put down another coat of paint on the bedroom floor so I'm going to pontificate on a thing or two. Namely Jesse Jackson's claims that Jesus was a liberal (see links below). Puhleeze! Stop trying to recruit Jesus to your end of the political spectrum. I haven't got a whole lot to say about this foolishness except this. When the Commander of the army of the Lord appeared to Joshua before he took on Jericho Joshua wanted to know, "Are you for us or for our adversaries?" (Joshua 5:13) Do you know what the Commander of the army of the Lord said to Joshua the leader of God's chosen people? Do you? He said, "No, but as Commander of the army of the Lord I have now come." (v 14) What does that mean you ask? God owes no allegiance to us, he doesn't take sides in our (sometimes petty) political squabbles. We owe God our allegiance.

We shouldn't be trying to manipulate history or the Bible to put God in our camp. And we shouldn't be asking if God is on our side or on the other side. We should be asking ourselves if we are on God's side. We should be living our lives so as to put ourselves in God's camp. The people of Israel were God's chosen people but that didn't mean that they were always on God's side. They often were not and they got their butts hauled off into exile for it.

So forget your arguments about whether Jesus was a liberal or what not. Are you a Jesus freak or not?

La Shawn Barber: Jesus was a liberal
Rambling's Journal: Jesse Jackson: "Jesus was a liberal"

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