April 25, 2011
What Would Jesus Take?
Did you hear what Rush Limbaugh said today? I suppose he was attempting to be appropriate to the occasion and spoke of Jesus on the day after Easter. At one point he played a tape of Christiane Amanpour saying:
"As Christians around the world celebrate Easter, we ask some of America's most influential pastors. In these turbulent times, has America lost its way? Taxes and budget cuts. What would Jesus do?":
Here is Limbaugh’s response:
"You know what the real question is, Ms. Amanpour and the rest of you who seek to co-opt Jesus Christ as simply another prop in your march toward the decline of America, the question is not what would Jesus do, the question is not what would Jesus cut, the question is what would Jesus take? That's the question you never want to answer."
A little later he continues:
"Taxes and budget cuts, what would Jesus do? Well, what would Jesus take? That's the question people need to ask to put this in perspective. Of course the answer is, nothing. You want to start equating yourselves and your policies to Jesus Christ, you better first start asking, what did Jesus take, from whom, and how did he go about it? What was his plan for redistribution?"
Well, Mr. Limbaugh, you asked about Christ’s plan for redistribution. Fortunately we don't have to speculate, because He answered the question during His sojourn in life and it’s written in Mark 10:21. When a young man asked what he could do to gain eternal life, Christ’s answer was this:
Go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.
Posted by Alan Bahr