If Jesus were on Earth today, would he be a democrat or a republican?If Jesus were on Earth today, would he be a democrat or a republican? I have to write a long paper on this question. I...

If Jesus were on Earth today, would he be a democrat or a republican?

If Jesus were on Earth today, would he be a democrat or a republican? I have to write a long paper on this question. I need biblical references too, if possible. What do you think? Is Jesus a liberal or a conservative?

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brettd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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EVeryone seems to claim to have the Will of God on their side in a political debate.  It usually makes me wary when politicians start quoting scripture or claming Jesus as an ally in their policy debates.  Everything I have read about Jesus and his teachings suggest he was very concerned with the poor, peace and forgiveness.  All due respect, I don't think that comes close to resembling any political party in this country right now.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I think it would be presumptuous for anyone to say that Jesus would be on their side of the political spectrum.

Assuming that Jesus was the Son of God, his concerns and his understanding would be so far beyond our petty political squabbles.  He would see past our limited understanding of what is wrong and right.  He would probably think that both our parties were made up of people who did not really understand the will of God.

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shambler92 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

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He wouldn't get involved in politics that way, I think he'd be an enviromentalist or something like that, supporting a real and important cause. Or maybe he'd be sent to jail for being too much of a threat for the current distorted religious morals, like in Brothers Karamazov.

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dstnflame | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 1) Honors

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In reply to #2:

1st: One Important characteristics of Jesus what made Jesus what Jesus was, was that Jesus created new institutions and ideas rather than just accept one or the other of the existing choices available...

This is to wordy. the use of the name Jesus is superfluous.Also the first "what" should be "that".

This sentence should read: One of the importamt characteristics Jesus, that made him, is that He created new institutions and ideas; rather than just accept one thing or another.

This is a False and TOTALLY inaccurate statement. You should also be aware of the cultural spect of Hebrew faith which is what HE BELIEVED. To be a Nazarene means- A follower of The Way, which is the original name of Judaism. Judaism arose out of the Babylonian captivity and is the ordinances of the Rabbis.

As an Editor be aware of the lack of sentence structure, historical fact that the student asked for and the lack accurate information.This is a website for the advancement of education not just opinion.

"Do not imagine that I have come [ba: Hebrew. to intend or attempt] to nullify the Torah or the words of the prophets; I have not come to nullify but to make full.  For, amen, I say to you, until the heavens and earth pass away, not one yod [smallest letter of the Hebrew alphabet], or one kotz [a protruding stroke that forms a letter], will pass away from the Torah until all has been established. Therefore the man who nullifies one of these small mitzvot[minor, less weighty] and teaches sons of men to do like him will be called small in the kingdom of Heaven, but whoever does and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of Heaven. ~Jesus, Mattai (Matthew) 5:17,18,19.

Not only did Jesus follow the Torah, Sabbath, and observe all festivals and feasts, He also recognized the soferim (the Jewish supreme court) and the Perushim (Pharisees).  In Matthew 5:21, Jesus states, "Have you not heard that it was said to the first ones, "You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be liable to a beit din ["house of judgment, a Torah court]"?  Jesus was not only referring back to the Ten Commandments, but also to Shemot 20:13; Devarim 5:17, Rabbinical writings used to interpret Torah. 

 

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tehillim | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) eNoter

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One Important characteristics of Jesus what made Jesus what Jesus was, was that Jesus created new institutions and ideas rather than just accept one or the other of the existing choices available. Great souls like Jesus do not just choose to follow one or the other of existing paths. They build new roads to help others reach their destinations. So if Jesus were on Earth today, he would have been neither a democrat nor a republican. He would have created better alternatives than both the republican and democratic ideologies and practices of today. And perhaps both Democrat and Republican leaders would have tried to crucify the present day Jesus for doing that.

1st: One Important characteristics of Jesus what made Jesus what Jesus was, was that Jesus created new institutions and ideas rather than just accept one or the other of the existing choices available...

This is to wordy. the use of the name Jesus is superfluous.Also the first "what" should be "that".

This sentence should read: One of the importamt characteristics Jesus, that made him, is that He created new institutions and ideas; rather than just accept one thing or another.

This is a False and TOTALLY inaccurate statement. You should also be aware of the cultural spect of Hebrew faith which is what HE BELIEVED. To be a Nazarene means- A follower of The Way, which is the original name of Judaism. Judaism arose out of the Babylonian captivity and is the ordinances of the Rabbis.

As an Editor be aware of the lack of sentence structure, historical fact that the student asked for and the lack accurate information.This is a website for the advancement of education not just opinion.

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tehillim | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) eNoter

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@ pootle

Understand that in Hebrew society their culture is that of socialism not of Capitalism as the USA, nor Communism as other countries. Everyone does not take into consideration the culture that he lived in along with the historical. Also the donkey is the animal of royalty, not the horse a work animal. Be realistic with your thoughts on history not fictional, support your views with fact.

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pootle | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Honors

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He'd be a republican. No ifs. No buts. Jesus was all about freedom and being independant. When Jesus comes back, he'll come back to texas because that is where he would feel at home. Communism/socialism is the work of the devil. The Democrats are the work of the devil. Look at Obama's healthcare plan. It's evil.

Texas is the furthest from communism and atheism anywhere on earth. America is the most representative of what Jesus preached and Texas is the most representative part of America. When Jesus comes back he'll be on a horse, not a donkey, and he'll be packin' some serious 'peace-makers'. He won't return as a preacher or a kind-heart and he'll kick the ass of anyone who wasn't pulling for him. You ready for that?

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dstnflame | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 1) Honors

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Jesus would not have been interested in politics of today, nor was He interested in the politics of his day.  He simply stated give to Caesar what is Caesar's.

Jesus Christ, as Tehillim stated, was a Torah observant Jew and came not to destroy the Law or the Prophets, but to fulfill it.  God's Word is exactly that: God's Word!  It was given in love so we could live a life exemplified by the life of Christ, who came not to be served but to seek and to serve that which was lost.

When we live a life where we seek and serve others, there is no need for Democrats or Republicans or Democracy.  In the Kingdom of God, the Lord is our loving King and Father, and again, no need for political parties because we are of one body: the body of Christ.

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dstnflame | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 1) Honors

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Neither is the answer.

Yashushua was a Torah observant Jew. In Hebrew culture their is no such thing. Their is only one Law in Israel and that is The Law of Yahuweh.

Yeshua HaMaschiah!  Shalom.

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tehillim | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) eNoter

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I would still have to say regardless of the Attributes of The Mashiach, he was still a Jew and according to his customs or way of life, he observed the Torah Mitzvah. You can not make our romanized society relevant to a hebrew society. It clearly states that during all the captivities that Israel retained their culture and refrained from the politics of the other nations.

Asking this here is like trying to make a Chinese into a Columbian. It is okay to have discourse but when do we realize that we have the answer.

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tehillim | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) eNoter

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Neither is the answer.

Yashushua was a Torah observant Jew. In Hebrew culture their is no such thing. Their is only one Law in Israel and that is The Law of Yahuweh.

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krishna-agrawala | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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One Important characteristics of Jesus what made Jesus what Jesus was, was that Jesus created new institutions and ideas rather than just accept one or the other of the existing choices available. Great souls like Jesus do not just choose to follow one or the other of existing paths. They build new roads to help others reach their destinations. So if Jesus were on Earth today, he would have been neither a democrat nor a republican. He would have created better alternatives than both the republican and democratic ideologies and practices of today. And perhaps both Democrat and Republican leaders would have tried to crucify the present day Jesus for doing that.

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