In the time of Christ' Ministry upon the Earth, the religous leaders, scribes, Pharisees and Sadducees, were actually the political establishment of the Jewish people.
Christ showed kindness and love to everyone, the harlots, the tax collectors, the sick, the sinners, the downtrodden, the rich, the powerful, the influential, Roman soldiers, the crazies, all peoples, except for the Jewish religous leaders.
"What sorrow awaits you teachers of religous law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you cross land and sea to make one convert, and then you turn that person into twice the child of hell that you yourselves are!" Matthew 23:15
More than once, Jesus showed his anger at the political leadership of the Jewish State. I always found that very interesting, but not surprising.
Here was Christ, The Creator come to live in man, standing right in front of them, and they hated Him, and wanted to kill Him. These leaders were suppose to be God's liaison to the people, instead the leaders of the Jewish State, led God's people into submission to the Romans, in exchange for their own elevated status.
The Jewish leaders were very much like today's liberals. They criticized Christ, God on Earth, for what they said was improper behavior. When Christ healed a man with a crippled arm, the Jewish leaders cried that Christ had broken the law, because He had healed a man on the Sabbath. Little did they care for the poor guy whom Christ had shown Mercy, they were much more interested in keeping their own law, and of course their political power and money.
I believe that Christ was ticked off at these Jewish leaders, because they had betrayed the very people they were to lead.
Much like today's liberals, who pretend to know exactly how Christians should act, what Christians can say or not say. They manipulate the Word of God to fit their warped agenda, and they take Scripture out of context to try and keep Christians silent and passive.
The Jewish Leaders sent lawyers to quiz Jesus, they had people smear Him and lie about Him, they berated Him on almost everything He did and everything He said.
The left in America would prefer that Christians fit their notions of what Christians should be. They portray Christ as a wimp, walkin' around with some fat little sheep in his arms, asking for folks to slap Him around. Liberals insist that Christ hated money or profit, and yet Christ filled James' and Johns' boat more than once with enormous catches of fish.
The profit that Jesus did not approve of, was the profit of the corrupted Jewish leaders.
If Christ were truly against profit, then why did he say that any one who gave up lands, or money, or brothers, or families, for His sake would be rewarded, NOW, in this time, with lands, money, mothers brothers and sisters, some ten, some twenty, and some, a hundred fold? Seems rather odd doesn't it.
Christ said that it was hard for those who TRUSTED in uncertain riches to enter the Kingdom of God. We are to trust in God, not riches. Christ did not say that we could not enjoy wealth. How are we to "go into all the world", if we are penniless? How can we give money we don't have?
Liberals do that. They are very generous with other people's money. Obama is a perfect example of that. His own family in Africa lives in horrid poverty, the wealthy Obama gives them nothing, yet Obama lectures Americans on OUR greed.
My Christian friends, do not let the left tell you what Jesus was or was not. The real Jesus can be found by anyone who diligently seeks Him.
This country has been Blessed by God, and what did we, as a nation, do in return? Kill babies, kick God out of schools, kick God out of government, promote perversions, and treat government as God. What will we say to God when He asks us why we handed this nation over to the haters of Truth?
Will we say that the murder of fifty million babies was us just turning the other cheek?
During the last political campaign, there were those who tried to equate Obama to Christ by promoting the lie the Christ was a community organizer. What a joke that was.
We Christians, in America, had better get our act together.
The haters of Truth killed Jesus, will they do any less to us?
Did God Bless this nation so that we could give it away to His enemies?
Have we Christians let our country go to hell so that we can enjoy our comfortable churches, and neatly trimmed lawns? Do we sit in our pews and proclaim our love for God to each other, while the nation declines and people die?
What do you think my fellow Christians, that God is proud of our three hundred thousand churches, when three thousand babies are killed every day?
Jesus said: "Blessed are you when you are persecuted for My sake." Ask yourself when was the last time you were persecuted for Christ' sake, if ever at all.
Arise Christians! Get off your fat pews and stand for God. God forbid that we should let our nation die. God forbid that we should represent God like a bunch of wimps.
Do right, and risk the consequences.