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What Would Jesus Do If He Was King? Reader Participation Requested!Posted Thursday, October 13, 2011, at 5:01 PM
Of course, we know that Jesus Christ is already King in the spiritual sense. When one's heart is given over to Christ, the Kingdom is set up. Jesus said that His Kingdom is not of this world (John 18:36). He also said that His Kingdom is within you (Luke 17:21). When a person gives his or heart to Christ, He becomes their King and writes His law in their heart.
But, what would Jesus do if He became King over all the earth? What kind of changes would take place? Would He put in place the ideals of some political party? Would He be a conservative, or would He be a liberal?
1. I am going to take a premillennial point of view, although Methodism (from which the Holiness Movement came) and many other mainline churches take a postmillennial or amillennial view. Thus, I believe that Jesus Christ is coming again to rule and reign over all the earth. This will be a literal reign. So, even though you may take a different view of His second coming than I do, just imagine with me what you think Jesus would do if He literally became King.
2. Jesus is not Republican or Democrat or conservative or liberal. I don't think He would use any of the ideas in a political party platform!
3. Jesus won't be elected into office. When He comes back, He will come back as King over all ( Zechariah 14:9; ITimothy 6:15; Revelation 17:14; 19:15-17).
4. He will set up His Kingdom in Jerusalem (Zechariah 14).
5. He will not establish the Constitution of the United States as His constitution. He won't even establish what is in the Bill of Rights.
6. One must realize that the form of government will be a theocracy. That is a "form of government in which God or a deity is recognized as the supreme civil ruler" (dictionary.com).
7. The Constitution of His Kingdom will no doubt be the Ten Commandments. It's preamble? "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself." (Matthew 22:37-39; Mark 12:30,31; Luke 10:27)
Jesus Christ's Kingdom will require love and honor to God. Thus, He will require respect for His Sovereignty (1st Commandment). He will require respect for His Character (2nd Commandment). He will require respect for His Name. He will require respect for His Day. It will be illegal to worship a different God or make an image depicting God for worship. It will be illegal to use His Name for cursing or exclamation. It will be illegal to work (except for necessity) or do pleasure, or business on His Day of rest.
His Kingdom will require respect for our neighbors. It will be illegal to show disrepect for parents, guardians, or the elderly. It will be illegal to commit adultery. It will be illegal to take something belonging to someone else. Murder (killing, abortion, war, vengeance resulting in death) will be illegal. Lying or dishonesty will be illegal. Covetousness will be illegal.
8. The principles taught in the Sermon on the Mount will also be the law of the land. Instead of a Bill of Rights, there will be a Bill of Beattitudes!
9. In Christ's earthly Kingdom there will be NO poor, middle, or rich classes. This is because the economics of Jubilee http://www.dailystatesman.com/blogs/1576... will be the economics of His Kingdom!
10. There will be NO racial disparity or segregation. Racism is contrary to Christ's Kingdom. All will be equal in Christ's Kingdom!
11. According to Zechariah 14, representatives from all the nations of the world will required to assemble once a year in Jerusalem for the Feast of Tabernacles.
12. Peace and Joy and Righteousness will prevail in the Kingdom of Jesus Christ. There will be no war any longer. All will get along with each other.
13. The motto? Holiness unto the Lord (Zechariah 14:20,21)
14. Last but not least: Satan will be bound for one-thousand years! (Revelation 20:1-4)
Well, what do you think? Can you add some more?
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My wife Susan (Sue) and I have lived in Soddard County since September of '96. We both graduated from Bible Missionary Institute, our denomination's small four year Bible college in Rock Island, Illinois. I was born and raised in Pomona, California while my wife was raised in Monmouth, Illinois. I am an ordained minister in the Bible Missionary Church. We attend and are members of the Dexter Bible Missionary Church. I've been employed by Tyson Foods for 14 years. My wife is a CNA. I've always been conservative in my political views and have always been active in politics and the Pro-Life movement. My politics have not always been Republican. From 2003-2009 I was vice-chairman of the Prohibition National Committee, the steering arm of the Prohibition Party. In '09, I joined the Constitution Party of Missouri. But, I've been attending the GOP rallys and club meetings since last year and have been campaigning for certain Republican candidates since we moved to this area. I'm on the SEMO Life Chain Committee.