Separating Fact from Fiction: Uncovering Jesus’ Politics and Why it Matters

Jesus means a lot of things to a lot of people.

To some of us, He is the King of kings and Lord of lords, the promised Messiah and Savior of mankind, the Son of God, the Great High Priest, the Great Physician, the Good Shepherd, and the Lamb of God, just to name a few.

However, we all probably know folks who would only cherry pick a small number of those appellations, with Jesus neatly tailored to suit their personal tastes. Maybe we even know some folks who would find fault with them all, thinking Jesus was just one venerable sage among many, while others, still, might only believe He was a mythical man whose fabled story is only as useful or as helpful as it can be wielded as a weapon against assured Christians.

Even some of the more discerning amongst us still suffer from a markedly distorted understanding of who Jesus is, what His Kingdom looks like, and what His Gospel accomplishes. We wrench scraps of Scripture from their original historical and grammatical context and often interpret the absence of Scriptural testimony as Jesus’s tacit approval of whatever ideological position of ours currently rests on the hot seat.

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