I sometimes wonder – if Jesus were on earth physically today as He
was 2,000 years ago – with no royal pomp, but plain, humble, and
outspoken – how would most people, including those who profess to be
Christians, react to Him?
It’s easy to claim to be a Christian when He is not here in physical
form. It’s easy to be self-indulgent and to cite passages in the Bible
that promise health, wealth, and a justification for a cruel and
destructive lifestyle – “magic bullets” that don’t require any
No wonder the mega churches are crowded with thousands. I’ve heard
that some of these have franchised fast food restaurants! In my opinion,
this is probably a way to give the churchgoers health problems so they
can have something to pray about J
It seems to me that (since human nature hasn’t changed much) most
present-day professing Christians would treat Him in much the same way
as the religious leaders and populace treated Him back then.
Imagine people going to their present-day pastors and asking if He is
the awaited Messiah. I think that the majority of the pastors would be
so afraid of losing their positions and control, much like the religious
leaders of long ago, that they would persecute and scapegoat Him again,
except in a modern way. After all, now we have television, radio,
tabloids, etc. to assist in muckraking.
When are Christians going to learn that a Christian is to be a
follower of the peace and justice teachings of Jesus Christ?