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Would Jesus Be Welcome

Heard a new song, "My Jesus". If Jesus walked into your church today, would he be welcomed or turned away? Think before answering, please.

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Steven, you said,
"Christians will not recognize Jesus at all just as they will not recognize the two prophets in Revelation."
That depends on what Christians you are talking about. I don't want to recognize the two prophets. I'm happy to know the Lord Jesus Christ. You don't give Christianity any slag. And since you do not know the hearts of others, you could not possibly know who will recognize Him or not. You assume a lot of things, but they are only your thoughts and your own bias opinions concerning genuine Christians.
---Mark_V. on 12/16/11


I think Jesus would fit into those churches that are led by the Spirit of God. Those that are not would be very hostile to him. They would act like the Pharisees did towards him.
---wade on 12/11/11


Jesus walks into our churches all the time. He is in the faces of our friends and family, as well as the stranger, so that's a great question for all of us!

How DO we welcome him??
---dawn on 4/12/09


Jesus overturned the tables of the moneychangers once. For 2,000 years, no one has chosen to do the same.

Originally, Jesus devotion was called "THE WAY" (Acts 24:22, 11:26). Jesus said "I am THE WAY..." (John 14:6).

In "three days", Jesus established the new worship temple IN HIS OWN BODY (the outer temple)...

John 2:19 and 21 "three days" He was speaking of the temple of His BODY.

Each one of us (if we have the fruit of light, Ephesians 5:8) and "enter BY THE DOOR" (John 10:1) are the inner temple.

1 Corin. 3:16
"you are God's temple ".

1 Corin. 6:19
"your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you..."?.
---more_excellent_way on 4/11/09


Christians will not recognize Jesus at all just as they will not recognize the two prophets in Revelation. If Jesus were posting on these blogs, he would just be another opinionated person. He would not be accepted in a church because he doesn't belong to a denominational "church." The christian mindset today is that if you don't belong to a church, you are not a christian. It's truly ashame that christians know of God, but deny his power. If everyone who claims to be a christian is a christian, why do we not see miracles being performed on a daily basis greater than what Jesus performed?

But rest assured, when he comes back, he will come back in all his glory. And only then will people believe.
---Steveng on 4/10/09




I don't believe Jesus would be welcomed in most churches, since he would be persecuted for preaching the truth of God's word. Most churches follow man-made traditions, and are not 'spiritual hospitals' to meet our true spiritual needs. Churches are mostly like social avenues where people of the same mind-sets gather together.

As Jesus preached the true gospel in temples of His day, So I'm sure He would preach the true gospel in churches of our day. Many would welcome Him with open arms who understood what He said, but the 'socialites' would despise His teachings.
---Anne on 4/10/09


HE WOULD BE VERY WELCOME THERE JUST AS WELL AS THE DRUG ADDICTS AND PEOPLE HOOKED ON ALCOHOL!
---REVEREND_JAMES_BRADY on 4/10/09


Since my church is my home Jesus would be more than welcomed. I abide in Him.
---Lynn on 10/24/07


I do not have my own church, but if I did, to my delight he would be the Lord in it.
---Eloy on 4/18/07


Jesus is welcomed by my Church. I believe that He has come many times already, in the mentally challenged gentleman who volunteered for every ministry in our parish and served for years as an usher and as a Knight of Columbus. In the form those who needed food, clothing and/or shelter and received it from our local St. Vincent de Paul Society. In the form of the refugee families that were sponsored are cared for by our faith community. Just because we do not see Him does not mean that He is not there.
---lorra8574 on 4/18/07




With all the unbelievers in church the house would be cleaned out. Everybody would RUN. And in today's world, WICKED people would KILL Him.
---catherine on 4/18/07


If Jesus came for the first time, most clergy would call the police and have him removed from the church and taken away. The religious leaders, be they Catholic or protestant, would say 'he has no respect for authority' and is 'a throwback to the '60's.' In Ca. He would be arrested on a 5150, then after 72 hours dropped off on skid row. Their he would finally be listened to, "the first will be last, the last will be first."
---SLCGuy on 4/18/07


Would you really, deep down in your heart, accept or recognize Jesus if he were standing next to you? His own people didn't even recognize him. He wouldn't fit in any of today's churches. Would any of the members of the seven churches written in Revelation recognize Him? I doubt it because their doctrines are quite different than what Jesus taught and quite different from each other. Look what will happen to the two witnesses written in Revelation - the world killed them.
---Steveng on 9/1/06


I thank God for the sensitive spirit He blessed me with that hears Him always...not that I am always obedient...but I know that no matter what other christians think or say about me, I have what matters. I have Him! All I want is to please Him, but it hurts when those you are supposedly going to spend eternity with look down on you and treat you like a second class citizen because you don't have what they do. It just hurts and ought not be that way in the family of God.
---Kim on 9/1/06


Should someone be looked down on if they show up to Sunday church in jeans and a t-shirt? They are! But why are we all there? To show off our clothes or to worship our Lord and Saviour? I have not been to church in a while because of the fear of those christians that always seem to look down on my family. I know Jesus loves me and my children as He blesses us more than our mind could ask.
---Kim on 9/1/06


Jesus didn't come to fill heaven with Tommy clothes or suits and ties. He came to save our souls and sees beyond our outward appearance, into our hearts.
---Kim on 9/1/06


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I am showered, my children have shoes and we always wore appropriate clothes to church...what I could afford as a single mom...no name brands, no money to send my kids to all the activities, always feel excluded and left out and receive looks because I don't have the nicest clothes. I'm sure I look nicer than Jesus would if He came back as He was. I've seen some come into churches and people laugh, avoid them and wish them away. It breaks my heart.
---Kim on 9/1/06


The song is titled "My Jesus," but it is by Todd Agnew and the album title is "Reflection of Something."
It is nice to see that so many say how accepted Jesus would be in their church, but I wonder how realistic this is. I've seen reactions to the scraggly. Jesus from the Bible would appear this way and I don't believe He would be as accepted as stated here.
---Kim on 9/1/06


Barb, the song is on the new Jeremy Camp CD. Not sure of CD's name, but the song is "My Jesus". I'd rather hang with the Beale St. crowd than the stainglass crowd myself, guess that's why I'm drawn to the homeless near where I work.
---Nellah on 3/19/06


I think I heard this song yesterday on AFR, and it struck a chord with me, as I have often wondered the same thing. We have preconceived ideas about Jesus just as the religious leaders of His day did. We make the mistake of interpreting Him through our own culture and therefore creating Him in our image, rather than allowing Him to mold us into His. Anyway, I am really wanting to find this song--can you find out the title and artist for me?
Thanks.
---Barb on 3/13/06


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Rebecca, Marya used the word acceptING not acceptED. I think you might have misunderstood what she meant. I think that most churches will have a handful of members who are not as accepting of differences as the other members are.
---f.f. on 3/7/06


Sorry, i think you misunderstood me. There are probably some people who attend the Church who would not accept someone who is different, but there would not be many and their influence would be nil as our Church purposes to accept and love all people who come.
---marya4586 on 3/6/06


Marya; when you say members do you mean people coming in to visit your church or someone who wants to join the church would not be accepted? Just curious to your answer.
---Rebecca_D on 3/6/06


I brought my daughter to Mother and Daughter Tea (I was still new there). Abused by her father so has difficult issues to deal with. She came in black head to toe, Alice Cooper eyes with lines down her cheeks, black nails, black lips, spikes and safety pins all over, black hair, skulls and crossbones - scared some of the little girls. No one said anything derogatory and she got huge hugs, smiles, and "We love yous", and was treated like this was perfectly normal.
---marya4598 on 3/6/06


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Thank the Lord, he would be welcome at my church! All people, rich, poor, perfumed, stinky, clean, dirty, pierced and/or tatooed, white, black, in between, long hair, short hair, grey, black, or purple hair, etc., are loved and accepted. Certain members may not be accepting but they would be few.
---marya4598 on 3/6/06


He would most definately be welcomed.
---Lissa on 3/6/06


SLCGuy your inside into the answer to this question is very refreshing. Oh that the world at large could understand the correctness of your statement.
---mima on 3/4/06


part 2. But praise the Lord, not all churches are filled with man made rules that quench His Spirit and He would be welcome and fit right in.
---john on 3/4/06


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In lots of Churches He wouldn't be able to preach because He doesn't have a degree or license. He wouldn't be allowed the Lord's Supper because He's not a memeber. He wouldn't be allowed to be a deacon or elder becasue he's not married. He wears funny clothes with no tie and he doesn't shave his beard. He wouldn't be allowed to baptize anyone becasue only the pastor gets to do that after the candidate has passed a course. Why would He even want to come for a visit?
---john on 3/4/06


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