Jesus was a Right Wing Extremist
In our society today many people believe there are many ways to get to heaven and Christianity is only one of them. This hypocrisy has carried over into the church and there are those among the Evangelical crowd who aren’t really sure what to think any longer. The old saying, “If you preach something long enough and loud enough, people will begin to believe it.” That would appear to be true among those who attend church but never read their bibles. For example, our sitting president promised change if he was elected. He told the people what those changes would be, but yet the vote was split about 50/50 among church goers. Even though the church elected him as president, as a whole the church is said to be an ‘intolerant’ institution, and therefore called rightwing extremist by the more liberal minded people among us because at least a part of the church has a different view on what is right and what is wrong in our society than the liberals do. Because of the lack of understanding in the church the liberals have been able to pass more laws legalizing their sin, thus restricting the opposing view of those labeled extremist. Moderate Christian ministers don’t want to make waves and upset the boat because they might lose their congregation and the little money they have coming in through donations. So they have stopped preaching messages that clearly outline what is right and wrong behavior and have begun preaching ‘feel good’ messages. That way they don’t upset anyone, they don’t make waves, and they don’t have the liberals breathing down their necks. However, they keep forgetting or perhaps they never understood that everytime the church falls into persecution the one doing the persecuting only succeeded in making people more open to the idea that maybe the Christian is right. The liberal Jews who were sticklers for the law and the protection of their traditions killed Jesus by the hands of the Romans thinking it would stop the spread of His message opposing sin. It didn’t, and His teaching spread around the world. The Romans thought if they could kill all the Christians in the Roman empire it would right their ship. It didn’t, and Christianity enjoyed perhaps its greatest advancements. The Romans also thought if they removed the Jews from the land of Israel and spread them around the world, they would die out as a people. They didn’t, they are back in their land, and more of them inhabit the earth today than at any time in their entire history. The present day bible believing church is persecuted all around the world, but it will not die out. It is growing faster than at any other time in the history of the church. Worldly people have not yet figured out when they try to crush Christianity by persecuting it, the faster it grows and spreads. Little do the liberals in this country who are joining forces with other of likemindedness from around the world know that God has a hook in their jaw pulling them toward their day of judgment. God is only allowing them to make war on the Christian because He is ready to do a mighty work in His church and persecution brings about righteousness and spreads His message. It forces the fence rider to get off the fence and decide who they are going to serve. Evil is becoming more evil, but to no avail, and the righteous are becoming more bold, and God will finally receive the glory due Him.
The Christian is extreme because Jesus was extreme. Jesus was extreme in His love for mankind. He was extreme in His hatred of sin and those who promoted it. He was extreme in His teaching that men’s sin separates lost man from a holy God whose desire is to save him from himself. He was extreme in His hatred of the hypocrites among His people who took from one to pacify another. Jesus was indeed an extremist. His teachings were extreme, they were pointed, they were new and exposed the hypocrisy of the liberal priesthood of His day. He was so extreme in fact that He tells us in Matthew 7:13-14, “To enter by the narrow gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, (hell) and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, (heaven) and there are few that find it.” He said the way into Eternal Life was narrow and difficult for the Christian. In other words He was teaching His followers to separate themselves from the evil doer who pass laws and make tradtions to mask their sin. That tells me not everyone who thinks they are going to heaven are going, but only those who adhere to His teachings and live them by example. The world is filled with selfishness and hate. And what the world calls love, is really lust for control of that which is good. When Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life, and no one goes to the Father except through me.” He closed the door to everyone who thinks there is another way to get to heaven. Jesus also said in the book of Revelation, “I am He that was dead, but am alive forevermore.” Every other person who has called themselves a prophet and have deceived many into thinking there is another way into the Father’s kingdom are dead and their bones are still in their grave. Not one of them ever promised to return for their followers, except Jesus. He said in John 14:1-6 “Let not your hearts be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansion: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know.” Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going, how can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” No one! The false prophets who led many astray had never seen heaven, thus they could not tell their followers what was waiting for them after this life. They did however conjure up images of what they thought people would receive if they followed their advice, and of course it was all good, but in none of their teachings does hell await anyone. Even logic tells us if their is a reward, there is also a punishment, if there is good, there is also evil. If a coin has a head on it, there is also a tail on the opposite side. Most people do not realize that Jesus talked more about hell than He did about heaven in His teachings. Why? Because He didn’t want anyone to go there. DThrash
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