Okay. Usually I just pass by this crap and let those (LGBT Christians) who believe this stuff, believe it. But today I feel like dealing with the nonsense that gets passed around social media as if it were great wisdom and enlightenment. It’s not. It’s stupid and it’s wrong on every level. Here goes:
Jesus was NOT Palestinian. The name Palestine was given to the land of Israel by the Romans. Jesus was not Roman. He was not a Philistine from Philistia either. He was Jewish, with Jewish parents, from the Tribe of Judah, an Israelite, a Hebrew. His skin color was olive, not black African or white British or red Chinese. He was Mediterranean, Middle Eastern.
He was not anti-colonialism. He wanted people to enter his Kingdom which is not of this world. It’s not for everyone, only a remnant of people, and could therefore be considered ‘a colony.’ He never taught anyone to fight against the Romans who had colonized Israel, even changing the name of the land. He taught his Jewish brothers and sisters to walk the extra mile carrying a soldier’s armor if they asked. Ultimately, those who become part of his Kingdom are all foreigners in this world. Our citizenship is somewhere else – a heavenly colony that will one day become the ‘new heavens and new earth’ called the New Jerusalem.
He was not anti-cultural unless it is the culture of this dying world and its sin-infested ideas and demands. He fully lived his life within the context of his culture which was outlined by the God of Israel in Torah. He didn’t eat pork which is in everything these days, even eaten by some Jews. He didn’t celebrate Christmas or Easter or worship the sun god on Sunday. He wasn’t gay, transgendered or confused about binary and pan. He was a Son and was quite content being a male son. He kept the Feasts of His Father, was circumcised, not mutilated, on the eighth day of his life, redeemed as a firstborn, learned the commandments, and lived as a Jewish man within the Jewish culture.
He did not teach socialism, but said there would always be poor people. He did not condemn rich people; he was buried in a rich man’s tomb. Though he told a parable about giving each man the same wage for different hours worked, this was a parable about the Kingdom and not about a socio-economic system in this world. The entrance fee into his Kingdom is not based on how hard a man works. He looked at the heart; the men looked at the wage he paid. If he were supporting socio-economics, he would have been more of a capitalist because each person will receive a reward for the works they have done for the Kingdom. If the person works building with gold and precious stones, their works will stand, but if the person builds with hay, they will burn.
Yes, he loved all people including tax collectors and prostitutes, but told them to ‘repent’ and turn back to God. His love made them want his ways, not their own. He cast demons out of people and set them free from all manner of psychosis, prostitution, and disease. His message never included tolerance of sin. He never condoned people living immorally because it infects the rest of society. He healed lepers so they could return to normal life. He offered hope and a way out of sinful lifestyles. He offered and gave freedom from the distress caused by the sexual sins of the flesh.
Absolutely he respected women because his Father’s teachings and instructions are all about protecting and providing for women and children. He was not for women’s rights and bashing men – white, black or red. He saw men and women as co-heirs to the Kingdom. He would never have supported the woman’s right to murder her unborn or he may have been murdered himself in the womb. He was not for women to usurp the roles of men. He loved and respected women for their roles as wives and mothers who loved to serve not be served.
Anti-immigrant. I am reminded that he says that not everyone who says “Lord, Lord” will enter the Kingdom, only those who do His Father’s will. There is a difference between being an immigrant and joining a country through its laws versus being an illegal alien who is kept out. He tells a parable about a man who attends a wedding feast wearing the wrong clothes and is thrown out of the wedding. For the man wearing the wrong clothes that seemed harsh, but for those who dressed correctly, it was justice.
There are gates for entering the New Jerusalem and outside those gates are those who may not enter:
“But as for the cowardly, the untrustworthy, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those involved with the occult and with drugs, idol-worshippers, and all liars — their destiny is the lake burning with fire and sulfur, the second death.”
There are those who will suffer and die because they believe all sorts of lies. Christian witches will suffer and die a second death. Idol worshippers and liars will suffer and die a second death. The sexually immoral (LGBTXYZ) will suffer and die a second death. This is what the Bible teaches, if you don’t like it, then don’t pretend to know what it or Jesus says.
Of course Jesus wasn’t anti-semitic because he is from the semitic people who descended from Shem. Palestinians are anti-semitic and want all Jews and Israelis dead. Again, he wasn’t Palestinian, Roman, or any other nationality. He was Jewish.
As for gay-bashing, he is the Word of God in the flesh and God’s Word specifically says that homosexual behavior is an abomination. Did he bash? The Scripture never mentions him meeting a gay person, but Sodom and Gomorrah were judged for their illicit sexual behavior. Had he met a gay couple, he would have told them to ‘repent’ and turn back to God. He would not have baked a cake for their wedding feast!
Fan of Donald Trump? Because he is incarnate God and God puts men in leadership for his purposes, I would say that he has a purpose for Donald Trump. Fan? That comes from the word ‘fanatic’ and the only thing he was ‘fanatic’ about was the Kingdom and those who enter into it. He was ‘fanatic’ about those who are lost and dying because he desired them to know the Truth and be set free so they could live eternally. He wasn’t a supporter of sin, but a redeemer from sin.
While we’re at it, lets just add that the name above all names wasn’t Jesus either – it was Yeshua. So, yes, STOP Americanizing the King of Kings, the Jewish Messiah of Israel. Read. The. Bible. Know God. Know Yeshua.
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