I’m sure Jesus never considered politics as a road to helping people.
I never recall seeing any verses in the Bible where Jesus was depicted as someone who treated his creative power as if it depended on anything that politicians were doing.
When Jesus was a baby, King Herod (a politician) tried to murder him. So he had a pretty good reason to live in fear of crooked politicians. When Pontius Pilate (a politician) claimed to possess the authority to determine if Jesus would live or die, Jesus was completely unintimidated by Pilate’s claim. In fact, he used the conversation as an opportunity to point out the fact that Pilate’s authority was inferior to the source of power that truly governed his life.
Can you imagine how weak Jesus would have looked if he had failed to turn water into wine, or failed to multiply the fishes and loaves, or failed to raise Lazarus from the dead, or failed to restore sight to the…
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