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THE UNITED STATES IS
A CHRISTIAN COUNTRY
WHAT WOULD JESUS DO ?
I was looking at a news interview with
a political person being interviewed.
This person was referred to as a conservative of the religious right.
The person doing the interviewing wanted to discuss the subject of religion in government because of the heavy emphasis that has been put on it by various factions trying to get more religious authority in this country.
So the interviewer looked at the various issues that are being debated by the nominees and attached to it a question.
And the question was " what would Jesus do".
The subject for discussion then was about capital punishment, executing criminals and then the added question, what would Jesus do.
When it came to the conservative, his reply shocked me almost off the chair.
He said, "well you know an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.
I would say that Jesus would support the death penalty.
My head exploded with the thought that these people really have no idea.
They say they are Christians and followers of Jesus Christ but they really are not.
Many of the strongest Christian leaders shared this guys opinion that Jesus would support the death penalty.
This led me to the deeper recesses of my mind where the voice just kept pumping me to tell the truth about Jesus.
Take Jesus out of the entertainment and political machine that Christianity has placed him and tell the truth about Jesus.
THE CHURCH BRAWL
When I returned this was still pounding inside of me and I went to see the news and I then saw this.
What you are looking at is a brawl.
You can see the police trying to break it up, but before that it was simply a barroom brawl but it was not in a barroom.
It was in a church.
And it was not in just any church , it was in the church that legend says Jesus was born in in Bethlehem.
It is called, The Church of the Nativity.
It seems that there were two orders of priests in the church and they were assigned the job of cleaning up after the midnight mass and a fight broke out between them in the church sanctuary and police had to come to break it up.
This is the news report.
ABOVE: Rivalries between Greek Orthodox and Armenian Priests broke into a brawl inside the church of the Nativity.
The site where they believe Jesus was born.
ABOVE: The group were using brooms and rocks against each other. Palestinian police broke up the battle.
These are Christians working in the church that they believe is
the place where Jesus was born and they have a brawl that
requires the police to come and break it up.
How can they have any concept of the nature or meaning of
Jesus and do something like this?
JESUS HAS TO BE EXPLAINED TO CHRISTIANS
Not to people outside of the Christian faith but to people within the Christian faith.
What we see on television and hear on the news has Jesus involved in politics, Jesus involved in selling stuff, and extolled in religious entertainment.
Jesus is none of these things and I am resolved to the fact that Christianity has no idea of the true nature of Jesus.
Whether they are sexually exploiting children, or personally exploiting the sick and the poor on television.
Whether they are claiming Jesus in the person of their politics.
Or whether they are praying to Jesus to protect our troops as they do battle against a perceived enemy.
The person they are praying to and claiming, is not Jesus Christ, and this may be the reason for the violent chaos that exists in the world today.
What is Jesus, or should I say what is a Jesus.
WHAT IS A JESUS ?
Jesus is not a man to be exploited for members,
money or victory in battles.
Jesus is not something that belongs to Christianity.
George Bush in his campaign for President answered a question on television by saying that the person in history that impacted his life more then any other is Jesus Christ.
That would mean President Bush considered Jesus as Lord, yet he personally ordered the execution of around 200 people in Texas.
As governor you can do that, as a follower of Jesus you can’t.
He conducted a violent attack on Iraq, what would Jesus say, what would Jesus do ?
As a president he could do that, as a follower of Jesus he could not.
Would the one that George Bush says means more to his life then anyone else in history, approve of his actions ?
THIS COUNTRY IS NOT A CHRISTIAN COUNTRY
And so our society which claims to be Christian backs it up, not with the power of Christ, but with the power of missiles and soldiers.
How is this possible?
How do Christians justify supporting war (especially war against people who were innocent), and still say they are followers of Jesus?
Today so many politicians are running for office and spouting their allegiance to Jesus.
Not because they are Christians in the true sense, but so that people will vote for them just because they say they follow Jesus and are Christian.
You see, if they say they are Christian then they get the church pastors to suggest to their followers to vote for them.
VOTE FOR ME I'M A CHRISTIAN
It does not make any difference if you support war
against innocent people.
It doesn't make any difference if you are against healthcare, and help for children, and old people.
It doesn't make any difference if you are against spending money to help the poor or disabled.
All that matters is that you say you are a Christian and are against gays and abortion.
Even though Jesus was not against gays, you as a good Christian politician must be.
And about abortion. I am also against it.
But I will tell you what I am against more.
I am against the idea of the social structure being run by Christians who would dispatch the clergy to arrest women and doctors .
Just like they do in Iraq, and Saudi Arabia, and Iran, and Afghanistan, and Pakistan.
They are religious country's, and their politicians are religious, and they live by religious rules.
That is what is wanted here, and that is why some people sit on the supreme court now who believe in those things.
So that one day the law would rip your door down and carry you off to prison in the name of Jesus.
But does Jesus have any relationship with this type of thing?
WHAT ARE THE RULES OF JESUS ?
Where in the Bible does Jesus say you should belong to a church or a particular religion?
It does not because that is not what Jesus taught.
Can any politician or any Christian pass the litmus test of a Jesus?
ARE YOU A CHRISTIAN?
TAKE THE TEST THAT FOLLOWS
AND PROVE IT TO YOURSELF
911 CAN YOU LOVE YOUR ENEMIES?
Think of the people who destroyed the world trade center and killed thousands of people.
Think of Osama Bin Laden and Al Qeda , and ISIS
3. It's been said love
your neighbor, and hate your enemy.
44. But I say love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.
46. For if you love people who love you, what reward have you?
Could you have loved Osama Bin Laden?
Can you love the people that flew the planes into the world trade center?
Who would stand up in church and proclaim their love for Osama Bin Laden and the members of Al Qeda?
No one of course.
According to the Bible they went up to Jesus and asked him how often did they have to forgive people who did wrong things to them and Jesus said 7X70 times.
In other words, you never stop forgiving them.
So if you can't forgive them, then you have to stop throwing the Jesus name around, and admit that you are as far away from him as Osama was himself.
DOES JESUS APPROVE OF PRAYER IN SCHOOLS?
The Christians say the trouble with the country is that they took public prayer out of schools
Jesus said this
Matthew 6:5. And when you pray, don't be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray in public so everyone may see them. That's their reward.
6. But you when you pray, find a private place and shut the door. Pray in secret; and your Father who sees in secret shall reward you openly.
Do you agree with Jesus that Public Prayer should not be allowed, and that all prayer should be done in secret?
Most Christians would vote for public prayer in schools regardless of the fact that Jesus said no to it.
ARE YOU THE JUDGE?
So many people judge gays, or judge people of other religions, or judge people whose social values are different then theirs.
Yet they claim Jesus as Lord, but do you know what he said?
2. The way you judge others is the way you're going to be judged,
You want to try and correct the way someone else lives
ARE YOU AGAINST GAY'S
In order to be a good Christian politician these days you have to come out against gays.
In the time of Jesus they were called natural eunuchs.
There were three kinds of eunuchs then.
There was the mutilated eunuch or the castrated one, and the natural eunuch who were the gays of this day, and those who gave up sex for religion, such as priests etc.
And though many Christians today say gays are living in sin because homosexuality is a choice,
Jesus disagreed and said this.
Matthew 19:12. For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb:
HOW MANY CHRISTIANS CAN
DEAL WITH THAT?
Well here's the proof.
READ ABOVE: In Jesus time, those whom we call gays today were called natural eunuchs.
They were covered under the law as being born that way.
Jesus in discussing them, said, some eunuchs are born that way from their mothers womb.
Jesus knew exactly what he was talking about when he said, some eunuchs are born that way from their mothers womb.
He was talking about the gay people of that time and he had no problem with them.
DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE POINT HERE?
Hey I'm not coming out against Christianity,
I am coming out in favor of it because Christianity
does not exist.
It has never been tried.
I am here saying that Jesus was not interested in having someone praise him.
He was interested in people obeying him.
That is the mark of a Christian, one who obeys Jesus.
And as far as judging other people and what they do this is what Jesus said.
HYPOCRITES ALL ?
John 8:7. He that is without sin among you, throw the first stone.
Whats your name?
Ted Haggard, Jimmy Swaggert, Pat Robertson , Jim Bakker,or who?
And as far as Judging other people whether they are gay or whatever?
DO YOU WANT TO BE LIKE JESUS?
This is what he was like.
John 8:15 You judge after the flesh; I judge no man.
HEALTH CARE FOR ALL ?
You know what's funny about this?
So many conservatives are against universal health care and President Bush vetoed a bill that would give health care to poorer children.
They say people have to save up, go to work and support themselves and stand on their own two feet.
The very people who would turn them down meaning high public officials get their health care free!
You know what Jesus said?
Freely you have received now freely give, but politicians who themselves are on the health care dole, prevent those who really need it from having it..
Jesus didn't say that you should give them healing if they can afford it, or if they have a job.
He said, give them health care free.
And if you won't, then stop the Christian screaming.
Nobody's saying you have to dig in your pocket.
That is not the point here.
The point is that if you say you are a Christian and vote against health care for people ,then you are a hypocrite and you are not a Christian at all.
This is what I am saying.
A politician has every right to vote against anything he pleases.
But you can't vote against health care for the poor, or children, and then say you are a follower of Jesus.
NOW THE FINAL TEST FOR THOSE WHO CLAIM
TO BE FOLLOWERS OF JESUS
Now here's the test of a real Jesus follower.
Matthew 19: 21. Jesus said go and sell what you have, and give the money to the poor.
Who Will Obey That One ?
We're told that people have to take care of themselves.
Make them save up for it No time for the poor and disabled. Others will tend to them.
And what did Jesus say about these very people who say they are Christians.
Matthew 25:40. When you have done it for the least among you, you have done it for me
When you have done it for the least among you.
How do the current slate of politicians line up with that one.?
Now you may say that you are saved because you asked Jesus to come into your heart and be the Lord of your life.
But the Bible does not say that at all.
READ ABOVE: The scriptures say there is no salvation unless you do the things that Jesus said to do.
No prayers will make it work.
Only obedience to the things that in all honesty, no one can obey .
CHRISTIANITY HAS IT ALL WRONG
It does not say that salvation comes from asking Jesus to be your personal savior or to ask him to come into your heart or to tell him that you believe God raised him from the dead.
It says that the good things come to those who obey him.
In other words if you want to be a Christian
you have to obey Jesus Christ ,which means there
are no Christians anywhere.
AND HERE'S THE TRUTH
SO MANY CANNOT DEAL WITH
Jesus was a bleeding heart liberal.
Your prime concern as a Christian has to be with the poor and the sick, and loving your enemies, and forgiving everyone over and over.
You have to be a person that does not look to find Jesus in church or in religion but rather you have to be a person who looks to find Jesus within yourself.
You cant be a Christian and pray to Jesus to keep our troops safe.
You have to pray to Jesus to keep both sides safe and to end the conflict.
I have not expressed a political point.
I have simply shared with you the teachings of Jesus Christ
These were his words and his directions, not mine.
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