Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Christianity should be illegal.

Christianity should be illegal. Now I first must clear the air. I consider myself a Christian. I believe that Jesus was the Christ, the messiah, the son of God, who died on a cross, was buried; three days later rose from the dead for the forgiveness of sins, and ascended into heaven. The more I think about what I believe and what this countries values and goals are, the more I am convinced that my faith should be illegal.

First, our country believes that to live in the United States and enjoy the equality and benefits you must gain legal citizenship. Christians believes foreigners have inherited rights:

The alien living with you must be treated as one of your native-born. Love him as yourself, for you were aliens in Egypt. I am the LORD your God. - Leviticus 19:34

Americans believe acquiring wealth through hard work is an admirable trait provided by a capitalistic market. We seek out big lands and big homes and use those as measurements of accomplishment. Christians believe acquiring mass amounts of wealth, land, and possessions are not only troublesome, but a great act of injustice.

Woe to you who add house to house and join field to field till no space is left and you live alone in the land. – Isaiah 5:8

The ideals of the United States state that those who work hard deserve more than those who don’t. Christians believe life is all a gift of grace and equal sharing is the desired result.

Take your pay and go. I want to give the man who was hired last the same as I gave you. – Matthew 20:14

Americans believe you have the right to carry a gun and use it when you feel threatened. Christians believe that we should turn the other cheek and lay down our own life, not others.

But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. – Matthew 5:39

This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. – 1 John 3:16

American citizens inherently believe in “eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth.” Christians are called not only to forgive, but to love their enemies, and to hold nothing against each other.

But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you – Matthew 5:44

Americans believe in the sacred act of owning land and possessions, Christians believe that everything belongs to God. We believe every 50 years possession should be restored to original owners (Leviticus 25 Year of Jubilee). We believe possessions are to be shared not possessed (Acts 4:32-37).

All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had. – Acts 4:32

But store up; for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieve do not break in and steal. - Matthew 6:20.

Americans believe peace comes through battles fought and wars waged and Christians believe it comes through a cross.

and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. – Colossians 1:20

Finally we uphold the value life and self preservation, but Christians believe in the value, beauty, and love in laying down their lives.

If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and takes up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lost it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it. What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? – Mark 8:34-36

The grace and truth of Jesus Christ, many times stands in direct opposition to the values and beliefs of our country. I find it odd when politicians try to emerge the teaching and resurrection of Jesus to the law of the land. If the United States wishes to pursue their values of capitalism, violent defense (which is usually offense) exploitation, and unequal monetary distribution than the best thing this country can do is outlaw Christianity. It is Christ who has supreme authority (Colossians 1) therefore the United States should feel threatened.

I am bold enough (or perhaps naive enough) to say with Peter that I will follow Christ to jail, to persecution, and even to death.

1 comment:

  1. You say that you are willing to be put in prison or face persecution or be killed for jesus.I think that you are wasting your life on absolute stupidity and giving yourself an excuse to think like an individual who is intellectually impaired.I am sick and tired of this worthless and useless religious delusion and why in the world can you not accept the fact that you are not going to live forever.You are so stupid!!!!