Are Jesus Christ‘s Views ’Liberal‘ or ’Conservative?’

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    Feb 01, 2012 8:23 PM GMT

    Are Jesus Christ‘s Views ’Liberal‘ or ’Conservative?’

    http://news.yahoo.com/jesus-christ-views-liberal-conservative-194221425.html
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    Feb 01, 2012 8:56 PM GMT
    Stupidest article ever award.

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    Feb 01, 2012 11:11 PM GMT
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    Feb 01, 2012 11:19 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie saidStupidest article ever award.

    Guess you're not a GLEN BECK fan huh?
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    Feb 01, 2012 11:23 PM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    mocktwinkie saidStupidest article ever award.

    Guess you're not a GLEN BECK fan huh?


    No, I'm definitely not. And what the hell does that have to do with anything?
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    Feb 02, 2012 12:27 AM GMT
    might surprise people to know the book "The Political Teachings Of Jesus" informs a lot of NDP policies on a fundamental level. So - Jesus was a socialist. icon_wink.gificon_lol.gif
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    Feb 02, 2012 12:28 AM GMT
    mocktwinkie said
    TropicalMark said
    mocktwinkie saidStupidest article ever award.

    Guess you're not a GLEN BECK fan huh?


    No, I'm definitely not. And what the hell does that have to do with anything?
    Ever heard of "the blaze'? You need to get out more.. and that means paying attention to the world.. not the next mint julip at your next socialite tea!
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    Feb 02, 2012 12:49 AM GMT
    Upper_Cdn saidmight surprise people to know the book "The Political Teachings Of Jesus" informs a lot of NDP policies on a fundamental level. So - Jesus was a socialist. icon_wink.gificon_lol.gif


    Personal behavior and good will to man has nothing whatsoever to do with the idea of creating a sustainable society and the policies that need to exist. Conservatives BELIEVE in individual responsibility and compassion to our fellow man. Jesus did not "force" others to do good as he did.
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    Feb 02, 2012 1:08 AM GMT
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    Jesus is not a socialist. He does not call for overthrow of government, nor does He seek to impose "democracy", but rather He seeks to bring people into His kingdom.

    Jesus is not a conservative, beyond calling upon us to be good stewards of this earth and conserving - using reserve and wisdom - to administer and make use of its resources.

    Jesus is not a libertarian, for while His death and resurrection gave us freedom from sin's eternal death sentence, His authority is from God the Father.

    Jesus is utterly and completely unconcerned with man's governance:

    John 18:36, KJVJesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.


    What he does care about is that those who call Him "Lord" (as in submitting to His teachings and master-ship over their lives) actually follow his teachings.

    Caring for the sick, feeding the hungry, clothing those who lack clothing, and defending the orphan and protecting the widow... is not a political policy; it is just the right thing to do.

    Interjecting the state to "do it all" is a political policy.

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    Feb 02, 2012 1:52 AM GMT
    Christ's famous words about paying taxes, when others complained about doing so.

    Mark 12

    "But He, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, 'Why are you testing Me? Bring Me a denarius to look at.' And they brought one. And He said to them, 'Whose likeness and inscription is this?' And they said to Him, 'Caesar's.' And Jesus said to them, 'Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's.' And they were amazed at Him."


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    Feb 02, 2012 2:02 AM GMT
    mocktwinkie said
    Upper_Cdn saidmight surprise people to know the book "The Political Teachings Of Jesus" informs a lot of NDP policies on a fundamental level. So - Jesus was a socialist. icon_wink.gificon_lol.gif


    Personal behavior and good will to man has nothing whatsoever to do with the idea of creating a sustainable society and the policies that need to exist. Conservatives BELIEVE in individual responsibility and compassion to our fellow man. Jesus did not "force" others to do good as he did.

    neither did Jesus.

    Jesus taught responsibility coming from one's personal duty to bring about the kingdom of God on Earth.

    The Serman on the Mount is a list of progressively onerous outward-looking responsibilities toward one's fellow man. Very little about Afterlife;a lot of rules for establishing a society with distributive justice and responsibility to care for others.

    Give it a read sometime. Book of Matthew.



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    Feb 02, 2012 2:03 AM GMT
    meninlove said Christ's famous words about paying taxes, when others complained about doing so.

    Mark 12

    "But He, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, 'Why are you testing Me? Bring Me a denarius to look at.' And they brought one. And He said to them, 'Whose likeness and inscription is this?' And they said to Him, 'Caesar's.' And Jesus said to them, 'Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's.' And they were amazed at Him."





    Can we use that for religious matrimony vs. civil marriage as well? ;)
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    Feb 02, 2012 2:12 AM GMT
    by definition a liberal promotes change to the status quo; conservatives favour tradition. Jesus was certainly not a force for the status quo, so it would be ludicrous to try to brand him conservative (in any time).
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    Feb 02, 2012 2:12 AM GMT
    Christ on the wealthy,


    Matthew19
    "Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
    And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God."