Jesus Plus Or Minus

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY APRIL 17, 2018

         HAVE YOU EVER TRIED THIS EXPERIEMENT: TAKE A GLASS OF WATER AND POUR ANOTHER LIQUID INTO THE GLASS. IF YOU KEEP POURING, THE WATER WILL BE REPLACED BY THAT OTHER LIQUID.

         I THOUGHT OF THAT ANALOGY IN ASSOCIATION WITH JESUS AND HIS CHURCH. SO MANY ON THE LEFT AND RIGHT HAVE ATTACHED THEIR EARTHLY AGENDAS TO JESUS. THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FROM THE BEGINNING. EVEN SECULARISTS SOMETIMES CLAIM JESUS AS A MEANS OF ADVANCING A GOVERNMENT PROGRAM, OR INCREASED TAXES. THEY DON’T BELIEVE IN HIS MIRACLES, MUCH LESS IN HIS RESURRECTION, BUT HE A CONVENIENT SOURCE FOR THEIR WORLDLY AGENDAS.

         THE FACT IS THAT THE MORE YOU ADD TO JESUS THE LESS YOU HAVE OF HIM, LIKE THAT WATER ANALOGY.

         THE WASHINGTON POST CARRIED A STORY LAST SATURDAY ABOUT THE RE-BIRTH OF THE KU KLUX KLAN IN THE 1920S. IT WAS LED BY A METHODIST MINISTER, WHO CLAIMED THAT GOD WANTED AN AMERICA RUN BY WHITE PROTESTANTS. THE KLAN WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR LYNCHINGS, DENIAL OF CIVIL RIGHTS AND A CORRUPTION OF THE GOSPEL.

         JESUS SAID, “MY KINGDOM IS NOT OF THIS WORLD.” ACITVISTS ON THE LEFT AND RIGHT SHOULD KEEP THAT IN MIND, BECAUSE WHEN YOU ADD TO JESUS YOU END UP REPLACING HIM WITH SOMETHING ELSE. I’M CAL THOMAS IN WASHINGTON.