Was Jesus Political?

I can’t find any politicking or anything political in a societal sense in the New Testament yet I read people writing about how Jesus was political. Maybe their definition of political is different than mine.

Here is part of the description of David Black’s (yes, our dear Greek professor and blogger friend) book, Christian Archy.

In Christian Archy, Dr. David Alan Black examines the New Testament to find the truly radical and all-encompassing claims of God’s kingdom. In doing so, he discovers that the character of this kingdom is widely different from what is commonly contemplated today. Its glory is revealed only through suffering[—]a point that Jesus’ disciples, then and now, have been slow to understand. This truth has tremendous implications for church life. The kingdom of God is in no way imperialistic. It has no political ambitions. It conquers not by force but by love. It is this humble characteristic of the kingdom that is a stumbling block to so many today. Christ’s claim to our total allegiance is one we seek to avoid at all costs. But there is only one way to victory and peace, and that is the way of the Lamb.

Book - Christian Archy by David Black

2 Responses to “Was Jesus Political?”

  1. 1 Gary Simmons

    You have to admit: “kingdom” is a political word. It’s also a buzzword for Jesus. If he had twitter, many of his tweets would have #kingdomofheaven.

  2. 2 Scripture Zealot

    That’s His Kingdom though, not dealing with any of our politics which is what David Black writes about. I would think that if it’s political, it’s so different from our politics that it would almost have to be called something else.

Comments are currently closed.

%d bloggers like this: