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What If The Lord Jesus Came To America?
IFB ^ | 4/19/14

Posted on 04/19/2014 3:43:52 PM PDT by The Ignorant Fisherman

If the Lord Jesus Christ came in our day (2014) to the "land of the "free", what would you expect the majority of Americans to do with Him? Would the "Word made Flesh" be received and welcomed as the Savior of the world? Would "church" goers receive Him with open arms? Would the socially dependent so called "poor", rich and government and educational elites welcome Him with open arms? Would the conservative and leftist media outlets have good things to say about Him? Would His countless miracles of healing the lame, blind, sick and demon possessed win over the masses from sea to shining sea? Well... Tragically the heart of a man is NOT changed by witnessing signs and wonders (Matt. 13, Rom. 10:17). Man will just about justify, excuse and do anything rather than changing and repenting to Almighty God's saving grace (John 3:19-21, Rom. 1:18-32). The history of mankind is full of such godless testimonies (Psalm 106:7, John 5:1-18, Acts 2:22-23, Rev. 11:3-13, Rev. 20:6-15). I guarantee that the majority of Americans who would have saw Jesus would in like manner (Liberals and Conservatives) by the end of His 3 1/2 year ministry would have had enough of Him, His ETERNAL realities, and cries of repentance to a lost and dying world, and at Easter (an American holiday) in 2014 would in unison yell crucify Him and put Him to death! The country we live into day has absolutely NO PLACE for Almighty God, the Bible and the Lord Jesus Christ. Self willed religion (a spiritual philosophy), narcissism, independence from godliness and lawlessness dominate our day. So when push comes to shove and the chips are down, when ones back is against the wall and the fat lady sings the true nature of an individual is then revealed and it "ain't" pretty. Such was the heart in Jesus' day and such is the heart of our day.

As it were, Jesus had absolutely dominated the “news cycle” of His day for 3 ½ years! Jesus would have been constantly talked about in all of the newspapers and on all of the radio talk shows, blogs and main stream media outlets. Sadducees and Pharisees talk shows hosts would ignorantly miss represent Him to the kool aid drinking Israeli masses of conservatives and liberal Jews of Jesus day. His enemies would have be on 24/7 slandering campaigns to change and curb public opinion against Him. His WONDERFUL WORDS OF LIFE and ETERNAL REDEMPTION to a doomed and fallen world would have been called intolerant, hate speech, bigoted and satanic-phobia. There would have been constant polls questioning and asking, “Is Jesus the Messiah?” “Is He good for Israel?” “Do you believe that Jesus is God? etc. Religious and political hacks would have followed Him around Israel protesting, misrepresenting and misquoting His words, miracles and wonders to their godless doom! The oppositional government bureaucrats would have sought to limit where Jesus was to speak and sent their spies out to follow Him to gather incriminating evidence against Him. The unbelieving Israeli socialists would have wanted Jesus to run for leadership as a socialist “cradle to grave” provider of the people without ever addressing their ETERNAL needs. Conservatives would have wanted Jesus to run for office to instill a conservative utopia (in this fallen world) where the people can honor God according to their “OWN” conservative mindset while REJECTING Almighty God’s ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS provision for ETERNITY (Rom. 10:2-4). The poor would have wanted something for nothing and the rich low taxes to grow the economy and their “worldly” business.

My friends NOTHING is EVER new under the sun! ABSOLUTELY NOTHING (Eccl. 1)! Whether conservative unbelief or liberal unbelief (politically or religiously), Unbelief, is unbelief, is unbelief, is unbelief! If it quacks like an unbelieving duck, and walks like an unbelieving duck, it is an unbelieving duck! It was so in Jesus day and it is so in our day! What is absolutely key to know the reality of what is going on in our world is that the master of this fallen and godless world of Jew and Gentiles has the same old playbook but repackaged into whatever deception that is needed for the hour . Lucifer has - then and today - countless unbelieving godless demonic kool aid drinkers to do his will (1 Cor. 4:3-4, Eph 2:2-3) who (conservative, moderate and liberal) REJECT Almighty God’s saving grace which comes ONLY by His dear Son Jesus Messiah (John 3:16-21, 14:6, Acts 4:12). Conservative, Moderate, Liberal, Progressive etc… ALL are lost and ALL are fallen (Rom. 3:23, 5:12-21). Whatever part of the spectrum one might fall in we are all equally a broken egg who desperately need redemption and a PERFECT (a perfect egg) atoning propitiation (Rom. 3:23, 5:12-21, 1 John 4:10)! That my dear friend is the bottom line and is our greatest need for our temporal existence here in time today (Rom. 6:23).

May I ask YOU this very simple question? If the Lord Jesus came today to America, would YOU receive Him as your Savior? The test to see for yourself is will YOU receive God's Word witness to Who He was? That is always the crossroad for an individual. A "Christian" ideology will not save you. A moral life will not save you. ONLY faith in the Person and Work of Jesus Christ will SAVE you from the wrath to come (John 3:16-17,36, 1 Thes. 1:10). My dear friend, see for yourself and take this simple challenge from Almighty God's Book. It will be then and there that YOU will see if - in the end - you would have yelled with the multitudes 2000 years ago "CRUCIFY HIM!!" or SAVE ME Lord Jesus! In the end the choice is ALL yours. would will it be? May you choose life my dear friend!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!


TOPICS: Current Events; General Discusssion; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: jesus

1 posted on 04/19/2014 3:43:52 PM PDT by The Ignorant Fisherman
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To: The Ignorant Fisherman

If Jesus walks the street of any inner city, he would get knocked out by the oppressed there, mugged, and probably shot as well.


2 posted on 04/19/2014 3:47:06 PM PDT by sagar
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To: The Ignorant Fisherman

You don’t need Jesus to come to america. And as to the kingdom of heaven, it’s already here. The kingdom of heaven is within you.

CC


3 posted on 04/19/2014 3:48:33 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: The Ignorant Fisherman

I’m afraid he would be looked at as anImposter!We have been warned of the”Anti-Christ”,and I think Obongo Fits The Bill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


4 posted on 04/19/2014 3:48:37 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: The Ignorant Fisherman
If Jesus came to America, Obama would point to the worldwide Christian church and tell Him,


5 posted on 04/19/2014 3:51:01 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: The Ignorant Fisherman
"Don't ask questions that you don't want to know the answer to and that are above your pay grade."


6 posted on 04/19/2014 3:51:04 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: The Ignorant Fisherman

If someone says Jesus is in America today it must be a fake. We will meet Jesus in the air.


7 posted on 04/19/2014 3:52:29 PM PDT by CynicalBear (For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ)
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To: The Ignorant Fisherman

If Jesus were to show up in America today he would not be welcome in churches because his message is too much of a downer. No self affirmation. No prosperity. No creativity.


8 posted on 04/19/2014 3:52:50 PM PDT by Gamecock (If the cross is not foolishness to the lost world then we have misrepresented the cross." S.L.)
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To: The Ignorant Fisherman

We do not need to image. .look how he was accepted ( or not accepted) the first time in a land that believed he was coming and looking for him?

The 99% though he was a kook then a danger that had to be killed...

You think it will be any different this time around if he came the same way?...

The fact is these days the 99% will readily accept the Antichrist as Christ and that same crowd will reject Christ as Christ..

Because one give freebies and tell you what you want to hear..the other tells you the truth be it comforting or hard.


9 posted on 04/19/2014 4:01:54 PM PDT by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: The Ignorant Fisherman

The question makes no sense.
He is within you, if you are saved and when He returns in Glory-the whole world will see Him.


10 posted on 04/19/2014 4:02:00 PM PDT by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: The Ignorant Fisherman

I would suggest watching the play, The Cotton Patch Gospel for seeing Jesus in America.
Music by Harry Chapin


11 posted on 04/19/2014 4:12:39 PM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: The Ignorant Fisherman
What If The Lord Jesus Came To America?

How do you know He's not already here?

12 posted on 04/19/2014 4:13:52 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: The Ignorant Fisherman

Jesus is welcome in my house. I am pleased he is in my life.


13 posted on 04/19/2014 4:24:23 PM PDT by TNoldman (AN AMERICAN FOR A MUSLIM/BHO FREE AMERICA.)
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To: The Ignorant Fisherman

Jesus is welcome in my house. I am pleased he is in my life.


14 posted on 04/19/2014 4:24:30 PM PDT by TNoldman (AN AMERICAN FOR A MUSLIM/BHO FREE AMERICA.)
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To: The Ignorant Fisherman

HeyZeus would kick Bammy’s Islamic butt.


15 posted on 04/19/2014 4:24:56 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: The Ignorant Fisherman

If he came today...he would do the same thing he did 2000 years ago. Of course there would have been no Christianity, there may have been a would wide religion, perhaps and probably Judaism or Roman Hellenistic. His miracles would have been dispersed by the internet and television. There is no telling though how an America based on Roman or Judaism social structure would look like.


16 posted on 04/19/2014 4:27:48 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be," -Epitap)
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To: The Ignorant Fisherman

I suspect it’d be a lot like the first time. Human nature really hasn’t changed that much in two thousand years.


17 posted on 04/19/2014 4:37:53 PM PDT by RichInOC (2013-14 Tiber Swim Team)
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To: The Ignorant Fisherman

I don’t understand.

The Mormons say Jesus has already been here.

/s


18 posted on 04/19/2014 4:49:11 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: The Ignorant Fisherman

They would crucify Him for being homophobic, intolerant and judgmental.


19 posted on 04/19/2014 4:50:00 PM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: CynicalBear

You have that right plus believers in Christ have the Holy Spirit living inside of them every day.

Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 4:17


20 posted on 04/19/2014 4:52:36 PM PDT by Maudeen (Jesus is the Answer. . .now what is the problem?)
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To: The Ignorant Fisherman

I thought that Mormons believe that He has already been here


21 posted on 04/19/2014 5:14:50 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: The Ignorant Fisherman

It should not matter to you what the world thinks. What should matter is what you, personally, believe. I believe to deny GOD and condemn the saviour HE has sent you is to commit the unpardonable sin. Open your heart and accept HIM as your personal saviour. Believe on HIS promise that only HE, alone, can forgive you of your sins and reward you with eternal life. It’s the deal of a lifetime.

What has the devil promised you lately? Better read the fine print carefully if you choose to serve the wrong master.


22 posted on 04/19/2014 5:31:01 PM PDT by Texicanus (Texas, it's a whole 'nother country.)
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To: The Ignorant Fisherman

He’d first need a passport, visa, a background check, see if He’s wanted by INTERPOL, etc. Or just come in from Mexico.


23 posted on 04/19/2014 6:05:33 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: The Ignorant Fisherman
We would have a reappear of the 2nd shortest verse in the Bible.

Jesus wept.

24 posted on 04/19/2014 6:20:53 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: Veggie Todd
What If The Lord Jesus Came To America? How do you know He's not already here?

The Bible describes the conditions for his return and what he will do.

For as the lightening comets out of the east, and shineh unto the west; so shall the coming of the Son of Man be. (Matthew 23:27)

Read all of Matthew 24. He warns us about false Christs, and false reports of his coming. Let no man deceive you. When he returns, he will gather dead saints and those who are alive and remain--the first resurrection. (Revelation 20) After he has taken his own, he will immediately pour out his wrath (Revelation 8, 15).

No one will miss the fact that he has come and will be terrified, if they are unsaved.

25 posted on 04/19/2014 6:23:42 PM PDT by nonsporting
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To: The Ignorant Fisherman

He’d simply hang a sign on it that said “Hell!”


26 posted on 04/19/2014 8:02:05 PM PDT by SgtHooper (I lost my tag!)
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To: The Ignorant Fisherman

Many would call him a liberal and tell him to get lost.


27 posted on 04/20/2014 4:58:33 AM PDT by AnAmericanInEngland
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To: AnAmericanInEngland

Image if they had the lefty progressive 24/7 media? Ya-zah!


28 posted on 04/20/2014 10:08:10 AM PDT by The Ignorant Fisherman
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To: 5thGenTexan

How True!!


29 posted on 04/20/2014 10:08:52 AM PDT by The Ignorant Fisherman
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To: kaehurowing

Indeed! That’s coming up in the future at Armageddon (Psalm 2, Rev. 16:13-16)


30 posted on 04/20/2014 10:11:22 AM PDT by The Ignorant Fisherman
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To: TNoldman

Amen! My heart His home!


31 posted on 04/20/2014 10:12:07 AM PDT by The Ignorant Fisherman
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To: The Ignorant Fisherman

The whole world is going to get a great big enema when Christ comes back to establish his kingdom.


32 posted on 04/20/2014 3:18:38 PM PDT by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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