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What If Conservatives Actually Followed The Teachings of Jesus?

on November 3, 2014

I have said the same thing many times before!

“If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven” -Jesus (Matthew 19:21). Although the Old Testament is filled to the brim with passages of hatred, bigotry, and death, the New Testament features Jesus Christ, a homeless socialist spreading his message of love, generosity, and acceptance. If Jesus were to meet a member of the Republican party today, there’s no doubt he would be horrified at how his message has been distorted and forgotten amongst the most powerful evangelical Christians in the country. Jesus didn’t refuse to cure lepers, feed the impoverished, and heal the blind in fear it would make them “dependent” upon him. The ideology of Christian conservatives has strayed so far from their religious hero that it would seem unrecognizable to a modern Jesus. So, the question persists, what if conservatives actually followed the teachings…

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