It’s pathetic when those who won’t get in…

It’s pathetic when those who won’t get in Jesus’ “camp” by obeying Him want to lump Him into their “camp” as if He supports their ungodly cause! Jesse Jackson has added Jesus to his list of social-agitators (MLKing, Ghandi, Mandela) and professes Jesus would be part of the “Occupy” demonstrations!
By way of rebuttal:
1. Jesus did not demonstrate against “social injustice” but against hypocrisy. In Mark 7:14-23, Jesus plainly stated that an individual’s sins are caused, not by external, social conditions, but solely by one’s own heart!Thus Jesus was no “Occupier” who blamed others for one’s own individual condition!
2. In John 12:42-50, Jesus plainly shows the hypocrisy of those who profess they “believe God,” while only stating what they feel the “public opinion” would allow, and refusing to follow Jesus. Jesus showed that God endorsed Him by miracles, and to refuse to follow Jesus is to refuse to follow God! Thus Jesus was no “Occupier” who thought only in terms of earthly, selfish, material gains!
3. In Philippians 2:3-11, Jesus’ Apostle, Paul, shows that if one follows the mindset of Jesus Christ, there will be NO forcible “takeover” (a.k.a. “theft”) of others’ properties, and no motivation of envy for others’ things. Rather a Christian will learn to be concerned that all men/women learn of, and obey, Jesus Christ’s splendid example! Once again, Jesus was no “Occupier” who thought only in terms of elevating one’s “self” over others’ souls!
4. If Jesse Jackson had been a disciple of Jesus Christ all the years he has claimed to be a “Reverend” he could not be so ignorant of what the Bible teaches, and surely would not lump Jesus Christ into the camp of social agitators. When Jesus had done the only miracle recorded in all four biographies of Him, the multitude was going to make Jesus “occupy” an earthly throne, but “when Jesus perceived that they were about to come and take Him by force to make Him king, He departed again to the mountain by Himself alone” (John 6:15). Jesus was no “Occupier” who thought only in terms of elevating one’s “self” over society’s governments without individual conversion to God’s Way!
Indeed, Jesse Jackson, and all those like him, fail in their feeble attempts to make Jesus like them. Instead, they should make themselves like Jesus Christ (Galatians 3:26-29).

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