A very popular blog post entitled Why Evangelicals hate Jesus has been floating around twitter and blog space for quite some time and has stirred quite an uproar. In a nutshell, the article claims that the average evangelical does not actually follow the teaching of Jesus Christ!
The typical Evangelical (Baptist, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, etc.) is usually White, Republican, anti-immigrant, anti-union, anti-universal medical care, and a couple of other antis I can’t remember right now (it’s easy to lose track of the antis). But these Evangelicals who go to church every Sunday, and thank Jesus every day for his sacrifice, do not even realize that their beliefs are the polar opposite of what Jesus actually taught!! Any hint of socialism is fought tooth and nail (talk to our Anabaptist brethren for a dose of REAL socialism as taught by Christ), and they are pro-war, ”support corporate greed and capitalistic excess, and they are the most opposed to institutional help for the nation’s poor — especially poor children.
They hate anything that smacks of “socialism,” even though that is essentially what their Savior preached. They despise food stamp programs, subsidies for schools, hospitals, job training — anything that might dare to help out those in need. Even though helping out those in need was exactly what Jesus urged humans to do. Evangelicals are that segment of America which is the most pro-militaristic, pro-gun, and pro-corporate, while simultaneously claiming to be most ardent lovers of the Prince of Peace.”
This is hypocritical! I’d even say, evangelicals are modern day Pharisees!
Yes, I said it! He tore down the Pharisees who acted EXACTLY like Evangelicals do today!
Remember, the ones who had ALL the knowledge with their seminary degrees, the “priests” over the people, were the ones who crucified our Lord! If Jesus Christ were to come back as a man right now, would we even recognize him?
Some Christians who dislike Socialism says it’s because Christians won’t depend on God, they’ll depend on the government. What if socialism was the way God wanted to provide? Remember, no government is in authority unless it has passed Jesus first. So, he has allowed it.
And we don’t know who God’s anointed is. King Cyrus of Persia was anointed by God! And no one knew! When the Lord fed the people of Israel with manna from heaven while they were wandering through the desert, I bet there were many people who said “We’re not going to depend on each other now, we’ll become spoiled”
While the idea of Socialism and communism truly began with Jesus Christ himself, Karl Marx had to remove any semblance of God from it. He wanted the same thing that Jesus Christ offered without Jesus Christ! If you don’t believe that the first Christians lived in community, read Acts chapters 2-3.
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