There’s a misconception that Jesus is loving and caring all of the time. As we learned the last couple of weeks on Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday, this is not the case. Today I have another example of Jesus not being the loving guy he’s cracked up to be.
“Jesus said to them, ‘Truly I tell you, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life.’” – Matthew 19:28-29
Christian apologists will argue that Jesus is simply saying that you must love him first. Okay, but that’s not what these verses say. Jesus is telling the people that to receive eternal life, you MUST leave your family. If you don’t abadon your family, you will not receive his full reward. What kind of message is that? A horrible one!
The United States is currently going through an intense election cycle (granted, the U.S. is in continual election mode) and most, if not all, conservative republicans are arguing for stronger family values while touting their Christian beliefs. Jesus didn’t argue for a stronger family. Jesus argued for a weaker family. Jesus wanted one family and that is a family with him as the head of the household. To reach this goal, Jesus wanted everyone else to give up their families. That is not love. That’s pure evil.