With Easter two days ago, sadly we were also treated to Liberals trying to pretend Jesus Christ is a Liberal. As Rush Limbaugh stated on Monday, this is what Liberals see as the only use for Jesus. To Elected Liberals, who see all religions as crutches to help weak people get through life, Jesus can only be used to promote their policies.
Before I continue, I want to again state unequivocally my faith. I am a born-again Christian. I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that He came to Earth, walked amongst us for 33 years, was crucified for the sins of mankind and rose again on the third day, which we call Easter. I believe Jesus Christ is alive and well and that He reigns with God the Father and the Holy Spirit. I believe He is returning as He promised, and that right quickly. I also believe Jesus told us EXACTLY who He is and what is truth in His Word, the Holy Bible. I believe the Bible is infallible and beyond reproach as the documentation of God's truth.
Finally, please be aware that the Bible says:
"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever." - Hebrews 13:8 (1)
Thus, Old Testament verses are as useful as New Testament verses on the subject of what Jesus believes. There is no distinction between the statements of God the Father and God the Holy Spirit through prophets and directly to people in the Old Testament and the statements of Jesus Christ in the Gospels.
Please note I won't go into the scriptures as deeply on this because I have a longer paper I want to publish here once it's ready fully discussing the principles of Biblical Conservatism.
Anyone who has read more than two posts on this site know that Jesus is not a Liberal. Any arguments against this can be torn down easily. Liberals will tell you Jesus "accepted everyone" as an argument that Jesus would accept all lifestyles, even those that include sins like homosexuality and promiscuity. This is inherently false. It takes Jesus out of context. Here's the truth: Jesus Christ accepts all PEOPLE but does not accept all BEHAVIORS! Consider the story of the woman caught in adultery in the Gospel of John:
The scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do You say?” This they said, testing Him, that they might have something of which to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger, as though He did not hear.
So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.” And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground. Then those who heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, “Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?”
She said, “No one, Lord.”
And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.” - John 8:3-11 (2)
If Jesus was a Liberal as Liberals claim, wouldn't He have said "Go, everything you're doing is fine, you were born that way." He didn't! He said "Go and sin no more." Herein lays the real difference between Jesus Christ and Liberals. Jesus accepts all people, but not all their actions. Christ knows who he created people to be, and that their bodies were not created for adultery. He accepts the woman, but that acceptance requires her to follow Him. Following Jesus means doing all in your power to put on Christ and to reject sin. Of course, this doesn't mean Christians must never sin and that we're expected to suddenly become perfect. We aren't. But we are expected to do our best to turn from our sin. In other words, if someone is now knowingly living a lifestyle of sin (like promiscuity or homosexuality) they must stop.
Or perhaps you might say that Jesus was opposed to wealth, as Liberals are opposed to wealth. Yet the Bible does not speak against wealth. Instead, it speaks of places where God BLESSED the righteous with wealth!
The LORD has blessed my master greatly, and he has become great; and He has given him flocks and herds, silver and gold, male and female servants, and camels and donkeys. - Genesis 24:35 (3)
Or perhaps this passage:
Blessed is the man who fears the LORD,
Who delights greatly in His commandments.
His descendants will be mighty on earth;
The generation of the upright will be blessed.
Wealth and riches will be in his house,
And his righteousness endures forever. - Psalm 112:1-3 (4)
“And you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day. - Deuteronomy 8:18 (5)
The Bible speaks of God BLESSING people with wealth, how can you claim Jesus believed wealth is evil? The truth is Jesus never condemned money. The Bible does say:
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. - 1 Timothy 6:10 (6)
The Bible does say the LOVE OF MONEY is evil, but money itself is not. God speaks throughout the Bible of blessing people with money, provided it does not become a false idol to people. So it is unreasonable to believe Jesus is opposed to people becoming wealthy.
Or how about taxes? Liberals believe it is just to tax those who are wealthy at a higher rate than others. The Bible had two forms about tax in the Bible. The first, the temple tax (Exodus 30:11-16) was the same amount for all people, one half shekel. The second is the tithe. The tithe was the same percentage from all people, 10% of that person's income (Deuteronomy 14:21-23). That's the exact same percentage of tax on all people. That's a flat tax, people.
So many Liberals like to say that under a flat tax, richer people wouldn't be paying "their fair share." I disagree. Let's look at three individuals:
Person A: $20,000 annual salary
Person B: $200,000 annual salary
Person C: $2 Million annual salary..
Under a Biblical Flat Tax (10%) let's look at what each person would pay:
10% Flat Tax
Person A: $2,000 per year in federal taxes
Person B: $20,000 per year in federal taxes
Person C: $200,000 per year in federal taxes
As you'll see, as God blesses a person with more income, their tithe and taxes would increase exponentially. Furthermore, with more money in the economy, one can expect lower unemployment which means more taxpayers and ultimately increased tax revenue. It's a historical fact! (7)
How about caring for the poor? Jesus must have supported government spending on the poor, right? Actually no. In both the Old and New Testaments, God tells individuals to care for the poor.
If there is among you a poor man of your brethren, within any of the gates in your land which the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart nor shut your hand from your poor brother, but you shall open your hand wide to him and willingly lend him sufficient for his need, whatever he needs. - Deuteronomy 15:7-8 (8)
That's right, YOU give to the poor. Directly. Don't give to the government and have the government redistribute the money. You do it. That's not Liberalism. That is Conservatism!
Another Easter is passed so Liberals will cease using Jesus to support their policies for another year. But every year, without fail, Liberals, especially in the Drive-By Media, will try to co-opt Jesus based upon their false premises of compassion. I say it again, unequivocally: Jesus Christ is not a Liberal. Jesus said YOU take care of the poor. Jesus instituted flat taxes in Israel. Jesus doesn't tell people to keep up their sins without accountability. Jesus is a Conservative.
Note: All Scriptures taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson,
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(1) Hebrews 13:8
(2) John 8:3-11
(3) Genesis 24:35
(4) Psalm 112:1-3
(5) Deuteronomy 8:18
(6) 1 Timothy 6:10
(7) "Historical Lessons of Lower Tax Rates" from Heritage Foundation
(8) Deuteronomy 15:7-8