Thursday, May 31, 2007

Politically-Correct Jesus

I don't believe that anyone of His days-as-mortal would have called Jesus "politically-correct."

If He had been, He would have said things like this:

"Let the little children and the young people and the middle-aged and the old folks come to me, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these - and, of course, everyone in-between."

"Blessed are the meek, as well as the bold and those who are sometimes self-confident and sometimes not, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."

"When you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Also invite the rich and middle-income neighbor and you will be blessed, because they might assume it's pot luck and bring something."

"Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him. Or at least whoever believes in something."

"You might be slightly mistaken or misled because you are not completely familiar with the Scriptures or the power of God. At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven. Sort of all unisex, you know."

"I tell you the truth as I see it: Unless you eat the something that simulates the flesh of the Son or Daughter of Man or Woman and drink a fluid which reminds your of his or her blood, you have only some life in you."

"Sell a few of your possessions and give to the poor and keep the rest as wise stewards, lest you become poor and must receive gifts from others. Provide purses or wallets for yourselves that will not wear out, a secure investment in heaven or nirvana or the afterlife that will not be devalued by inflation, where no borrowing-but-not-returning unfortunate comes near and no moth or butterfly nibbles.

"I am one of the ways, one of the truths, and one of the lifestyles. No one comes to the Parent but by his or her own path."

Wow. That would really be teaching with authority.

3 comments:

mmlace said...

Okay, so I read your post, then left your site to do a little more surfing as I contemplated what you had written. Came back here about two minutes later, and there is the funniest picture! It made me laugh!!! Now what was I gonna comment on...

Oh yes! Your last sentence just oozes with sarcasm, I love it! It almost is irritating! I hate that everyone is so concerned with being "politically correct." As Christians, we are called to stand firm in our faith, rather than to alter our message based on what those around us want to hear.

Yes, we are to teach and be an example lovingly, and with gentleness, but we are NOT to compromise what we know to be true.

Thanks, Keith. Much love in Him--mmlace

laymond said...

We can't be wishy-washey and use a lot of ifs and buts and teach much of anything. Keith, if I am wrong again and have you mixed up with another Keith I apologize in advance. I couldn't find the place where I read the comment so I have to rely on memory. but at least a commenter named Keith I do believe Brenton, said he believed we would all have an individual judgment day and referenced Matt 24 If you did say this could you inform me more fully. I am still looking for the comment, like I said sorry if I am getting you mixed up with another Keith.

David U said...

That picture is CRACKING me up! Where in the world did you get that?

Great post, again!
DU