19
May
13

Jesus was a Democrat

Back during Obama’s first election, I stopped going to my church. I was actually on hiatus for about three years because I was very irritated with the preacher’s inserting his own political views into sermons. There were other reasons, as well, but this was a main factor.

A lot of the congregation has changed since that time, but there are a few individuals that remain. One of the remaining men spoke during the service and said that we needed to be careful about who we put into office. Apparently there is a very Christian man running for office locally that he felt we should all support because in his words, “He might be up against a Democrat.”

Frankly, I am a Democrat. I am offended by his remark; he is someone that our church looks up to. It got me thinking; I have to believe that Jesus was a Democrat.

I figured that I am not the only person out there that believes that Jesus was a Democrat and I was pleased to find more information on a website, http://www.jesusisaliberal.org. It had some great examples of biblical passages supporting that he was, indeed, a liberal. Below are a few of the passages:

Peacemaking, not War Making:
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. [Matthew 5:9]
Resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. [Matthew 5:39]
I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despite-fully use you, and persecute you; [Matthew 5:44]

Crime and Punishment:
If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to cast a stone at her. [John 8:7]
Do not judge, lest you too be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. [Matthew 7:1 & 2.]

Justice:
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. [Matthew 5:6]
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy [Matthew 5:7]
But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. [Matthew 6:15]

Corporate Greed and the Religion of Wealth:
Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions. [Luke 12.15.]
Truly, I say unto you, it will be hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. [Matthew 19:23]
You cannot serve both God and Money. [Matthew 6:24.]

Community:
Love your neighbor as yourself. [Matthew 22:39]
So in everything, do to others as you would have them do to you. [Matthew 7:12.]
If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. [Matthew 19:21]

Equality & Social Programs:
But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. You will be repaid at the resurrection of the just. [Luke 14:13 &14.]

Public Prayer & Displays of Faith:
And when thou pray, thou shall not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou pray, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret… [Matthew 6:6 & 7]

Individuality & Personal Spiritual Experience:
Ye are the light of the world. [Matthew 5:14]

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