Re: Would Jesus support President Trump in 2020?
Posted by 3Dee on July 5, 2019, 11:28 am, in reply to "Would Jesus support President Trump in 2020?"
Jesus wouldn't support anyone. |
That's the fundamental problem, that feeling some people have that God is 'on their side'.
It was the straw that broke the Camel's back for me.
After falling for the lie of 'Compassionate Conservatism' in 2000 and wanting a change from the Clintons... by 2004, I woke up to the lies of Christian hypocrites. It seemed like quite the election where Jesus was thrown in like no other.
There is a reason for separation of Church and State, and it's important to note that Jesus would not get involved in these petty political fights.
Take some time to get to know Jesus with no agenda within your heart....and you'll find the agendas of this world to be deplorable on either side.
I'll just take one particular scene....when Jesus took the coin and said 'Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and give to God what belongs to God."
That right there is where Jesus stands on politics. That right there shows how angered he would be if he were crafted to fit someone else's political agenda.
Some of the things that I feel are important to Jesus .... as a Christian...I try to make important to me. No shame in admitting that I fail my standards and fail to live up who I say I am... If I were athiest, I could say I am the greatest thing in the universe, next to other humans who are simply better --- and there are many. As a Believer, there are standards higher than what I will ever be able to achieve, but a GOd who can raise me up beyond the forces that weigh me down.
Obviously I am going to have a different view or a different interpretation than others.
It would not be proper to say that God is on my side....but I do look at the teachings of Jesus Christ and his two principal teachings --- love of God and love of Neighbor and simply try to apply them. Love of neighbor was a command given without qualifiers, and Jesus went out of his way to drive that point home.
Jesus would vote privately and say nothing...or possibly not even vote at all.
It's not only absurd to think the Jesus would support Trump.....but he would not support his opposition either. There were Caeser's and Herods who (believe it or not)were worse than Trump...Jesus simply did not give them or their Zealous opposition his credence... He loved both of them, and tried to convert both of them to a better way.
What Jesus tried to create was something a little more 'out of this world' so to speak....a kingdom built on the building blocks of love, forgiveness, peace, justice....etc.
I'm happy to pay more taxes when the poor can't. It gets my goat that I pay more taxes because the rich won't.