Jesus: The Original Liberal
write-up I found online, it talks about Luke 16 in the Bible and the story of Lazarus and the rich man. The rich man eats wonderful food and dresses in the finest clothes. Lazarus sits outside of his gates and waits for the scraps from his table. Both men die. The rich man lands in torment and Lazarus at Abraham's side. The rich man's sin, was ignoring the suffering of the poor. He thought of his wealth as his own and the poverty and suffering of others as having no connection to him. This view of the world lands him in torment. How can anyone read these things and then claim Jesus would back a system that propagates a personal/private view of wealth? Both characters in these stories are punished because they only thought of themselves and their wealth.
"Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that will come upon you. Your wealth will rot, and moths will eat your clothes. For your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You who have hoarded wealth in the last days!" --James 5:1-3
"How terrible for you who are rich now, for you have had your easy life and will get no more..." --Luke 6:24
"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
If someone takes away your coat, let him have your shirt as well...
But back to Jesus. How can anyone think Christianity revolves around the conservatives? Most of my articles that I post onto my Facebook page are filled with hateful comments, name calling and even threats from Christian conservatives. It's contradictory to everything they stand for.
"A gentle answer turns away wrath, but harsh words stir up anger." --Proverbs 15:1
But I do wonder what party Jesus would choose. Somehow, I can't see Him sitting with a bunch of angry, bigoted, greedy right winged conservatives. Something just doesn't feel "right" to me.
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