I’ve been saying this for years.
I said it the other day after Roe v. Wade was repealed. The hearer was very shocked that I dare say that.
It’s probably because people have created a god to worship who is not the God of the Bible.
Religion is a tradition that is handed down by stories and a school of thought, way of being, that is rigid and does not change. It is the law of the Old Testament. It is the Pharisees and Sadducees of the New Testament. It is so many who profess the name of Christ.
That’s another thing for another day.
Relationship dictates that one read the Scripture seeking to discover what the pages say about who Jesus is. It dictates and demands that we get to know who Jesus is for ourselves-not wholly and totally based off of what others say.
Sure. An introduction to Him through someone else. Cuz I need to know why I need to know Jesus. Someone’s relationship and testimony reveals that to me. My prayer life and relationship reveals the rest.
I say Jesus is a socialist because He preached love.
He preached concern for others.
He preached taking care of those in need.
He preached a collective that takes care of each other.
His disciples and the Apostles expounded on it in the New Testament.
If you know Jesus, this isn’t shocking or a four letter word to you.
But, if you are just a casual fan, someone who has taken cues from political parties and what someone else said about Him, SURPRISE.
I suggest you go read Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John in a red letter Bible or app with the words of Jesus in red. It will change your life.
Go be great. Someone is counting on it.