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Is Jesus Conservative Or Liberal

Would Jesus be considered a conservative or liberal in your opinion?

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Jesus rode into Jerusalem upon a donkey, not an elephant.
---Eloy on 11/23/07

It's God's way or hell.
What do you think?
---lisa on 11/22/07

For decades, I would say conservative, but have re-thought this belief.

Who are doctrinally correct, and condemn others for not being "religious enough"? Conservatives.
Who worry more about social programs than doctrine? Liberals.

2000 years ago:
Who were doctrinally correct, and condemned others for not being "religious enough"? Pharisees.
Who taught practicality rather than theology, and helped the poor and needy? Jesus.

Do the math.
---StrongAxe on 11/21/07

I would have to say he's a moderate since the scripture says:
Php 4:5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.

Lord bless you,
---trey on 11/21/07

"Would Jesus be considered a conservative or liberal in your opinion?"

---Adam on 11/20/07

Jesus is right. All others are wrong.
No politics!
In our society,to be moral,is to be conservative. To be free of religion and Christianity is to be liberal.
To follow the commandments is to be conservative. To be agnostic or atheist is to be liberal.
---lisa on 11/20/07

Since kings are not affiliated with political parties, I would say neither!
---Mike_W. on 11/20/07

Jesus is a conservative. This does not mean He is a republican. The Democrats have been taken over by radical liberals and the Republicans have been taken over by cowards. Where do we turn now? God help us.
---Greyrider on 11/20/07

Years ago Pat Robertson said the Republican Party was Gods party. At the conventions on tV I watched but the Lord never appeared or spoke, maybe he was at Benny Hinns crusade, as Hinn said he was. I guess then the Democrats are satans party, if Robertson is correct. Eather the Lord is confused, or Robertson is confused. I am Libertarian.
---MikeM on 5/14/07

At the time of his ministry the powers to be in the world thought him a radical.apparently hard hearted and blinded by God as to the scriptures they knew him not.But actually he did no more than reveal his fathers true nature love and truth. I don,t wish to label the creator cause I don,t believe a word exists for him in carnal terms,but if I had to say It would be ultra conservative.
---tom2 on 5/31/06

As to politics. My favorite liberal in history was Clarence Darrow. The most repulsive is Ted Kennedy, but thats all water under the bridge. My least favorite (so-called) conservative is George W. Bush, my favorite conservative in history is Barry Goldwater. As to Christian compassion in social policy, yes, but not by goverment, but by social organizations, church's, and synagogues. They are far more effective than any ponderious goverment agency.
---MikeM on 5/22/06

Mike: Congratulations! It's a start.
---jerry6593 on 5/22/06

I agree, for once, with Jerry! I must have a fever. Hollywood limo-liberals are the worst type of liberals. Ivory tower idealology. silver spoon help for the poor.
Unlike Hollywood, In-the-dirt or from-the-dirt liberals I can deal with, to a degree. They ask, 'should compassion be the MAIN motavation anamation for social policy?' Something to think and ponder on.
---MikeM on 5/21/06

5. Then we began to quesion God, "is it really a fact that God has said" Let me say that we don't know all the details with our finite minds, yet we are told all through Scripture that God is Sovereign. He rules over all and if my rights are effect in that believe then I rather have my dependence on Him then on men. Sure we are free, but our freedom will never defeat God's purposes are else we have no assurance in our hope in Christ. We have to believe it totally.
---karen on 5/21/06

The Bible advocates personal liberalism. (c.f. Prov 11:25, Isa 32) However, the modern form of liberalism is political - not personal. There are those who would take from one group of people by threat of punishment and give to another group in order to win votes for themselves. This is not true liberalism. It is theft and self-aggrandizement. Most wealthy so-called liberals (aka Hollywood elite) today give very little of themselves, but demand that the masses support their favorite social experiment.
---jerry6593 on 5/18/06

111. The God that I know, is Almighty. He is represented in Scripture as the One who sits on the throne of universal dominion. He knows the end from the beginning and the means to be used in attaining that end. He is able to do for us exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or even think. "With whom all things are possible" His Omnipotence is as sure a guarantee that the course of the world will conform to His plan as is His holiness a guarantee that all His works will be right.
---karen on 5/17/06

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Not a problem Madison, I can tell that you are very passionate about what you believe. I also apologize if I have offended you in any way. When we have strong beliefs about a topic and are of opposite opinions, sometimes we can seem like we are attacking each other. I dont mean to if that is how I came across. Bless you sister in walk with God and may you keep your focus on Christ :)
---chris on 5/17/06

cont: Chris, I do owe you an apology for the remark about intelligent discussion. I am very sorry for having been so unkind. That was totally thoughtless of me. Please forgive me.
---Madison1101 on 5/17/06

cont: However, I do know that there are so many judgmental generalizations about the poor that are just not true for the vast majority of them. My knowledge is based on scientific research, not just knowing some poor people. If I based my statements on some of the poor I know, I would be very judgemental as well.
---Madison1101 on 5/17/06

chris: I, too, have been poor. I was on food stamps and had my child through a clinic program because I did not have health insurance. I know what it is like to have peanut butter sandwiches at the end of the month because I ran out of food.

God blessed us with family to help us out during the time we were in college. Now, I am able to support myself, and do social work and teach in the inner city.
---Madison1101 on 5/17/06

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In the end, our politicians, liberal or conservative, do not have standards that even come close to Christ. Madison, I hope that someone comes along that can create a solution to aid those in poverty. I hope that person also has the solutions for the hundreds of other issues that I am concerned about. But, if someone like that does come along, I think I would be wondering if it were the antichrist.
---chris on 5/17/06

Madison, I am no economist by any means, but I dont think a comparison between our nation and others is like apples and oranges at all. It is about people that are trying to live their lives without a lot of resources. Ok, maybe you are right that it is apples and oranges, because in our country there ARE jobs, housing, medical facilities, govt assistance, etc. Where is your compassion for them?
---chris on 5/17/06

Madison, I come about my thoughts on the subject from personal experience. I have been in these situations myself and have known others who have as well. I know what it is like to find food from a garbage can. Minimum wage doesnt help. There are problems that are deeper than that and they are not found in a college text book. The poor in our current society have solutions if they would dig down and find the will to get them.
---chris on 5/17/06

Madison, I agree with you on this: "I am more than willing to discuss things civilly, sarcasm is totally unnecessary. Intelligent discussions use facts, not sarcasm. But then, sarcasm shows anger and emotion, which is not necessary in this discussion."

But before that you said "It is a shame you do not know how to discuss issues intelligently."

In my mind you sugar coated an insult calling me stupid.
---chris on 5/17/06

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---Eloy on 5/17/06

You can not put politics in the liberal or conservative lable, Most of them are Freemasons to start with. I am a concervative through and through..will I help the poor? Yes. No doubt, but is homosexuallity ok? Not a chance. And who said Jesus is antiwar?? The whole bible(if you read it) is all about wars and even Jesus is coming with a 2 edged sword. Would someone antiwar need a sword? Would we be told to put on the WHOLE ARMOR of God? I think not.
---BoDilly on 5/16/06

According to the Bible, not paying a decent wage is a terrible sin.

Malachi 3:5
And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.
---Jack on 5/16/06

cont: I am more than willing to discuss things civilly, sarcasm is totally unnecessary. Intelligent discussions use facts, not sarcasm. But then, sarcasm shows anger and emotion, which is not necessary in this discussion.
---Madison1101 on 5/16/06

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cont: The economies in other countries are not what ours is. To compare them with us is like comparing apples and oranges.

To presume to know how people would spend their money shows a lack of Christian love.
---Madison1101 on 5/16/06

Neither. Definitely, Independent.
---Nellah on 5/16/06

chris: I also saw the bill on Thomas, the Library of Congress website. You missed the point. I never said ALL Conservatives, just as I would never say ALL Liberals. Nothing in politics is absolute.

How do you come about your thoughts on this subject? I studied the issue in graduate school for three years. I also teach in the inner city. I rub elbows with the very poor you denigrate.
---Madison1101 on 5/16/06

I hope we would refraim from including Jesus in our little political games. Politicans keep us divided on issues to keep them in office. We need to stand firm on Bible truth no matter the party. Concerning Jesus,during His time He would be considered a liberal by Jewish leaders.
---william on 5/16/06

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I know there are exceptions, but not many. Our nation has to be the worst at balancing our personal check books. Plus the debts are too easily obtainable.
---chris on 5/16/06

I'm sorry, I dont blame the govt. They owe me nothing. People in many other countries live off of a fraction of our minimum wage and dream about that kind of money. (immigration problem anyone?) I am not convinced that those on minimum wage wouldnt over extend themselves the day after the wage is increased. We are too quick to jump into debt and spend money on tons of useless items. Playstations, Doritos, MP3 Players, brand name shoes, etc. How many of those minimum wagers own that sort of stuff?
---chris on 5/16/06

Thanks, Madison. It always amazes me that liberals always have to stoop to attacking a person's character rather than having an open discussion. I posted an actual bill (did not make it up) verses your typical ideology (shame on me). You made a blanket statement of all Conservatives vs. Liberals. So, what is an intelligent discussion in your mind?
---chris on 5/16/06

chris: It is a shame you do not know how to discuss issues intelligently. There are always exceptions to the rule. There are legislators on both sides of the aisle who support minimum wage increases. Last year in the Senate there was a debate over two bills, one introduced by Sen. Kennedy, the other by Sen. Santorum.

As a rule, the Republicans have blocked raising minimum wage. Yet, Congress, mostly Republicans, has given itself a $31,000 year raise recently.
---Madison1101 on 5/16/06

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Fox News: Guess the guy who reported the news is a man with a fox tail :))
---t3 on 5/16/06

Minimum Wage Competitiveness Act of 2005 (HR3413IH) introduced by :Representative Sherwood L. 'Sherry' Boehlert -REPUBLICAN
Purpose: To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide for an increase in the Federal minimum wage , and for other purposes.
cosponsored by Representative James T. 'Jim' Walsh - REPUBLICAN; Representative John E. Sweeney - REPUBLICAN; and Rep Kuhl, John R. "Randy", Jr. - REPUBLICAN
---chris on 5/16/06

The verse I was looking for is 1 Timothy 5:18. "For the Scripture says, "Do not muzzle the ox while it is treading out the grain," and "The worker deserves his wages."

If a person works full time in this country, they should be able to live on it.
---Madison1101 on 5/16/06

Read the parable in Matthew 20:1-16

"...But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny... they murmured against the goodman of the house... thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day. But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny? Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee.
---chris on 5/16/06

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Chris and Madison--According to the Bible (and I can't quote BCV at the moment), withholding the wages of the laborer--and this would include not paying just wages--is a sin crying out to heaven for vengeance.
---Jack on 5/16/06

Chris: Who is oppposed to increasing minimum wage in this country? The conservatives. Who is trying to increase minimum wage in this country? The liberals. Who is capapble of living off minimum wage in this country. Nobody. Scripture says let the worker be paid for his labor too. Conservatives are more interested in the profit margins of big business than the working poor having enough to support themselves in this countryl.
---Madison1101 on 5/16/06

Funny, Fox News headlines said the exact opposite. :)
---chris on 5/16/06

I read on the New York Times that He voted for the Democrats last election :))
---A_Catholic on 5/16/06

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Yes Alan, I agree. We should be ministering to all. The thing to think about here is that we are asked to feed them, clothe them, provide them shelter, but are told to trust God to provide these things for ourselves not looking forward for tomorrow. So, wouldnt he expect that from them as well? Charity (love) is amazing and we should all practice it. But, I dont think that he meant for us to give to them in a manner in which they grow to rely and depend on it.
---chris on 5/16/06

Labels can be misleading. But Jesus is pro-humanitarian and is a doer of good deeds, and as the Lamb of God he is anti-war in turning the other cheek, for he who takes up the sword perishes by the sword.
---Eloy on 5/16/06

Chris ... who was it now who said we should feed the hungry, clothe the helpless, visit those in prison? Because if we did not doing so, that was the same as not doing these things to him? Who was that, I wonder ... ah, yes I think his name began with "J"
---alan8869_of_UK on 5/16/06

Also, conservatives don't ignore needs. Remeber, republicans abolished slavery; give more to charity; spend more time volunteering; protect the innocent; have a moral consious, etc. Liberals help people only if it helps themselves. They are the ones who cultivate the homelessness and poor. Give them a welfare check and they have another vote. Not really a way to solve the problem is it. (I guess I started the political arguments...sorry :( )
---chris on 5/16/06

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Madison - Jesus told his followers to sell their homes and possessions and take up their cross. He told his desciples to go out with nothing but the clothes on their backs. He said that the fowls of the air the father feeds and clothes the grass. Christ wasnt creating subsidized housing or homeless shelters. He offered himself and those who accepted were saved, the rest were on their own. So I think he would offer jobs, not welfare lines. We are told to work.
---chris on 5/16/06

BoDilly: If Jesus were just a conservative ignoring the needs of the poor would be okay. The homelessness would be considered okay. Children going hungry not having adequate medical care would be okay. Sounds like Jesus might not want to be labeled just conservative either.
---Madison on 5/15/06

While Madison has given a pretty good answer, remember that Jesus said, "My kingdom is NOT of this world," hence a better answer would be "none of the above."
---Jack on 5/15/06

If Jesus was a liberal...homosexuallity would be ok, abortions would be ok, any doctrine as long as your doing good would be ok, but wait. None of those things are ok according to Gods word. HMMMMM Yep...Definatly a conservative.
---BoDilly on 5/15/06

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Jesus is Lord of the conservative and the liberal.
---Linda6563 on 5/15/06

Jesus would be the best of both.
---Madison1101 on 5/15/06

Well I am for absolute seperation of church and state! I am a Jeffersonian. Mixing church and state corrupts both. The Republicans yack about conservative values, but do nothing more than that. The socialist democrats are pure humanist. I am disgusted with both. 'Sin' or 'morality' cannot be enacted by law, does not work.
---MikeM on 5/15/06

I'm going to ask the Lord what He thinks he is. Cuz I think he's conservative. We have beautitudes to follow, we have to forgive, we have to turn the other cheek, we have to give to him who asks of us. Have the Democrats done this? lol
---Donna9759 on 5/15/06

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Jesus doesn't fit neatly into either box for he transends all the good emerging from both.

The only label fair to put on Jesus is God and God gave us freewill. Liberal?

He also set in stone an absolute moral law...Conservative?
For the imaginations and reconition of good things in the minds of lberals and conservatives alike are the product of his creation through natural law and man's ability to reason it.
Conservative or liberal...YES, Both!!!
---Z on 5/15/06

Both parties are too wishy washy for Jesus to fit with either. I used to fall with MikeM in the Libertarian category, but found it to be too open to sinful things. I lean more republican because they atleast attempt to fix morality problems. anti-Gay Marriage, anti-separation of church and state, anti-abortion, anti-prayer bans, etc. Libertarians would be for all of those. Dems also, are for all of those. Jesus would probably be in the Holy Biblian Party.
---chris on 5/15/06

Jesus the same yesterday today tomorrow and forever.Hebrews 13 v 8. The word of God is the same.never changes to please anyone.His standard remains the same.forever.That sounds pretty conservative.But Jesus challenged the status quo which was being fiercely and religiously advocated by the pharisees.In other words, he never clung to some age old set rules which stood in the way of people experiencing the full compassion of God.My answer neither conservative nor liberal.He is just Jesus.
---pkay on 5/15/06

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