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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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In contemplating Christ's return, I would only have questions. Why would he want to scrap the US Constitution and the Declaration of Independence when they reflect good citizenship and defend each life? Would it not be better to force compliance with them and obedience to them? American problems today come from violating our Constitution and Declaration of Independence and the laws of the Bible. If all obeyed them, murder and vices would cease.Bad government and bad citizenship kill with alcohol,abortion, marijuana, gambling, etc.People and government see the deaths from alcohol and let it go on knowing they are killing. Instead of these people and governments killing us and not caring,Christ will be in charge and won't he want us to live and insure that our governments and neighbors will not kill us?

When Christ comes back, won't He bring Washington and the others with him to be over the nation forever. Won't He lift the Mayflower Compact over us that recognizes Him and stop the wicked people of today from denying it?

Will we be able to walk on water, change the molecular structure of something into something else as He did at Cana, multiply bread and meat as He did the loaves and fishes, and heal people? We don't know, but we do know that it will be a Golden age and we will be living in it because He promised it would be a golden age and we would live in it.

The only thing we know for certain is that He will return. What He does we can be sure it will be good and lead to good things.

Would not Christ respect the nations and only require of them an excellent morality and every knee bow and every tongue confess that He is King?

I wouldn't have to be forced to do that.

Every person and every government should prepare for Christ's return by obeying Christ's laws and not harming his neighbor. Christ will return. That is the thing we can be certain of and we can make certain that we are obeying Christ's words.

The USA should be prepared for Christ's return and everybody can help by preparing themselves by living right and recognizing Christ as Lord and King.

Americans, let's get it together together and each one of us do good and respect each other.

-- Posted by Billy Joe Parker on Thu, Oct 13, 2011, at 6:40 PM

-- Posted by Billy Joe Parker on Fri, Oct 14, 2011, at 5:03 PM

Thankyou Billy Joe. Thanks for telling the truth! I agree with you. By the way, there will be NO alcoholic beverages after Jesus comes back!

-- Posted by swift on Sat, Oct 15, 2011, at 10:09 AM

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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.