AMERICAN DEMOCRACY WITHIN CHRISTIANITY
Friends I am not like any other candidate running for president in 2020. I am more than just a candidate for president. I am an Advocate for WorldPeace and have officially been such since I changed my name to WorldPeace on Good Friday 1988. I am also a follower of Jesus but not a member of any Christian church and I am the Advocate for Jesus Christ. I believe that American Democracy must be in line with certain teachings of Jesus. But not every teaching of Jesus applies to American Secular Democracy. I am not a radical Christian. As a candidate for President, I will state the words of Jesus that I believe apply to American Democracy. If I have not specifically connected a teaching of Jesus with American Democracy do not say that I have. You can quote what I have said and what I have written but you cannot legitimately quote what you believe I am thinking.
All the other candidates for president are no different than all candidates for President since the founding of the United States of America. That is, they are willing to subordinate American Democracy and values to those who would pay them to sell out American Democracy. I am The Independent Maverick Candidate for President who is not controlled by Democrats or Republicans and not influenced by campaign contribution from large donors. I am 70 year old and have lived a minimalist life for many years now without significant assets and I have no intension of relinquishing that live style.
All other candidates who are running for President in 2020 are just watered-down versions of Donald Trump.
With that in mind, consider the following.
Within Democracy is the transferring of ownership of many acts of government away from God and vested in the voting citizens.
This is a reality that no Christian preacher has ever addressed. It is a truth that turns much of Christian political action upside down.
41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
These are the red letter words of Jesus in the Bible. There are no exceptions. Jesus never modified these verses or withdrew them.
In fact, Jesus cemented these works into the foundation of Christianity with:
34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” John 13: 34
THE PARABLE OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN
25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”
27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’[a]; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b]”
28 “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”
29 But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”
30 In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii[c] and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’
36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”
37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”
Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.” Luke 10: 25-37
Jesus with this parable makes it clear that the word neighbor is not restricted by race, nationality, religion or gender.
THREE AMERICAN EXAMPLES.
1) UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE.
Donald Trump was elected president in 2016. One of his first acts was to begin to destroy and undermine Obamacare. Obamacare was a law the purpose of which was to provide universal health care to all Americans. Donald Trump and the Republicans did everything they could to dismantle Obamacare and consequently caused and continue to cause great pain and suffering for millions of Americans.
The pain and suffering to the sick and dying who have no access to health care caused by Donald Trump and the Republicans who supported him on this issue is owned by ALL AMERICANS. All Americans agree that under American Democracy the majority rules on virtually every vote. (The Electoral College is an exception to “the majority rules”)
Per the teaching of Jesus, every Christian American is held accountable for every untreated sick and dying person in America: no exceptions.
Refusing to provide health care for the sick and dying who reside in America or who are visiting America is an undeniable abomination to Jesus based on his statement that those who refused to help the sick resulted in condemnation to Hell. No exceptions.
2) REFUSAL TO PROVIDE FOR THE HOMELESS
It is also an abomination to Jesus to refuse to feed and clothe the homeless. There are many ways to make this happen. The Christian Churches are absolutely charged to feed and clothe the homeless. American Democracy is also charged to do the same as the lack of laws to feed and clothe the homeless are a negative choice made by the American Electorate.
3) Refusing to provide birth control in the 21st Millennium and subsequently refusing to provide welfare entitlements for these unwanted children is also an abomination to Jesus. Jesus never spoke about birth control. There are no red letter words of Jesus on the subject of birth control. The burden of the voters in Democratic governments is the burden of ownership of these anti-Christian policies of the government.
REGARDING BEING SAVED
Believing in Jesus as a personal savior is not enough to be saved. The truth is that talk is cheap. You are not saved if you do not follow the teachings of Jesus. Thinking that you are saved and then acting like someone who is not saved by ignoring the teachings of Jesus is pure nonsense. Being saved is a heavy burden. It is one that demands a 24/7 determination to follow the teachings of Jesus.
The Narrow and Wide Gates
13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matt 7: 13-14
Those without sin.
7 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”
John 8: 7
True and False Disciples
21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
Matt 7: 21-23
Friends it is time to stop the policies of Donald Trump and to align American Democracy with the teachings of Jesus. It is time to make America a more sane and just democracy.
Dr John WorldPeace JD