Friday, February 23, 2007

Revolutionary Jesus

Was Jesus really a rebel? I'd love to here people's opinions on this, because the answer is a little yes and a little no - but how much so is a fascinating question.

This much I'm certain of: Jesus was not a cool rebel. He was a dutiful son and a loving friend, more than a rebel without a cause.

But what do you think? To get your creative juices flowing, here's a little collection of Jesus-as-Che Guevara graphics I've found on the web. Enjoy, then comment!

4 Comments:

At 9:03 PM, February 24, 2007, Blogger staceyhoff said...

Jesus was no rebel; he lived out his life completely submitted to the will of God - even to the point of death. I celebrate Jesus' perfect obedience every day I live, which is so much better than I deserve- and I will even in physical death as I will be spared from eternal death, which I do deserve, into eaternal life! Praise God! Thank You, Jesus!

 
At 8:37 PM, February 28, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Jesus rebelled against the WORLD by following God. So in a way, he was submitting to God but rebelling against the world. In the same way people rebel against God, Jesus rebelled against the world. Was Jesus a rebel? Yes but not in the way we think he was. And I find a wee bit pretentious that those who follow Jesus consider themselves rebels. To follow something you have to rebel against something. By obeying one set of rules, you rebel against another set. Everyone's a rebel and everyone's a follower.
P.S. Just finished your book for the second time. Very interesting.

 
At 10:08 PM, March 04, 2007, Anonymous elderj said...

can i get a free copy of ur book??

just kidding :-)

Was Jesus a rebel / revolutionary? I think no. He was a radical in that he wanted to return things to how they should be - back to their origins so to speak. I suppose he could be considered revolutionary in that he was inaugurating a new kingdom but in the ways he himself presented the message it was not revolution as much as fulfillment and continuation of the Davidic kingdom.

 
At 7:55 PM, March 06, 2007, Blogger Stacey said...

I'm certain the religious leaders of His time would have considered Jesus a rebel. He just wouldn't do what he was supposed to be doing! However, living a life without sin certainly wouldn't look very rebelious - except to maybe those raised eyebrows that couldn't believe the crowd he was hanging out with.

 

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