I hope you have been blessed by these past ten weeks of studies entitled: "Was Jesus A Liberal"? Today I want to tie these threads of thought all together in a concluding statement. I also want to give you a ray of hope for the future, so you don't walk away from this study thoroughly depressed with the condition of our country! Our hope is in Christ.
If Jesus was here on earth today, He would be appalled at the doctrines of religious and political liberalism. He would speak out against the senseless destruction of innocent unborn babies. He would not accept or condone gay marriage as an alternative lifestyle. He would not be a secular humanist or an evolutionist. He would not stand by idly while people deny the reality of sin or the reality of eternal punishment. He would not agree with the idea that moral standards are relative, and that there is no such thing as absolute truth.
As I stated at the outset, I am not suggesting Jesus would want to identify Himself as a conservative Republican, but He certainly would never identify Himself as a liberal Democrat—and that’s what bothers me the most. Liberals today are claiming Jesus as their “model” and champion of all they stand for. This is absurd. It is like using Hitler as an example of world peace.
I suspect that if the ten reasons I have presented here in this blog are not sufficient to convince you that Jesus was not a liberal, then no further arguments or facts from Scripture will be of any value. Like all who reject Christ, liberals are blind to the truth. They have made up their minds, and don’t want to be confused with the facts.
Let us accept the Jesus of the New Testament for who He was (and who He still is!), and stop trying to fashion Him into something He was not, for political purposes. It is absolutely crucial to present the historical Jesus exactly as He is portrayed in the Bible, and be accurate in our assessment of His world views. Let us resolve to stick to the truth about the One who said: “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free” (John 8:32).
I am looking forward to the day Christ returns to earth (the “Second Coming”), and sets up His earthly kingdom. When that happens, there will be no doubt as the where the Lord stands on the issues of our day. His rule will be one of perfect righteousness (Mal. 4:2; Isa. 46:13; Isa. 62:1-2; Isa. 32:1; Isa. 11:5; Psa. 96:10). The Bible pictures Christ as “ruling with a rod of iron” (see Psa. 2:9; 89:32; Isa. 11:4; and Rev. 2:27, 19:15). Sounds to me like Jesus is not going to put up with all the anti-biblical philosophies and liberal nonsense we see today. I suppose there will be some who will dare call Him “intolerant”. I can’t wait until Christ is in control. The solutions to the problems we face today are not going to be solved by either the Democrats or Republicans—only by Jesus. “Even so come, Lord Jesus” (Rev. 22:20)!