Monday, June 5, 2006

Who would vote for Jesus?

Last night, Josh said Jesus needs to run for President in 2008 to get the Republican vote. I don't know about that. Jesus tends to be a "torn in both their sides."

At first thought you may think the Republicans would vote for Jesus since the GOP certainly says they've got the Christian vote in their hip pocket - and everybody knows Christian and Republican are synonymous. But the fact is that the policies of Jesus wouldn't be in line with the Republican platform.

Luke 1:53
"He has filled the hungry with good things
but has sent the rich away empty."

Luke 3:10, 11
"What should we do then?" the crowd asked.
John answered, "The man with two tunics should share with him who has none, and the one who has food should do the same."

Luke 11:41
"But give what is inside the dish (food) to the poor, and everything will be clean for you."

Matthew 19:21
Jesus answered, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."

Luke 14:12-14
Then Jesus said to his host, "When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous."

The Republican party is hardly friendly to the poor. They continue to support the ultra-wealthy through tax cuts to the richest because of this "trickle down economy". They cut funding to the social programs that feed the impoverished. They encourage cronyism and aristocracy through a repeal of the "estate tax".

The Republicans would not vote for Jesus because of his social platforms.

Of course on the other side of the aisle, the Democrats would not vote for Jesus because of his radical religious views that are exclusive.

The Christian should vote for Jesus, so they should take His words into account when voting for policies and men.

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