Do Your Votes Align with Jesus?
Welcome to Wayback Wednesday with The REALLY Real Deal. I want to take a look back at some of America’s more recent history: the Senate vote on the now Supreme Court Judge, Ketanji Brown Jackson. I posted my opinion on this matter on Sunday, March 27, 2022. It is called, “Do Your Votes Align with Jesus?”
Watch it on Rumble here.
“There is neither Jew nor Greek, neither Black nor White, neither male nor female: for all are of one blood through Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:28 (Paraphrased).
Even though Galatians 3:28 actually says: “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for all are of one blood through Christ Jesus.” I think you get the point I am trying to make.
The author of this verse was very clearly stating the gospel is not based on the color of your skin, nor is it based on your race or gender. It is instead, saying that we, as believers, and through Christ’s sacrifice, are washed in the blood of the lamb.
Because of this, we are made into new beings. As the bible puts it, we are now “born again”. Jesus now acts as our intercessor. We are now viewed, by God, as white, like snow; without spot or blemish.
Upon thinking of this particular vote, and how it played out, I was reminded of the vote that occurred approximately 1,995 years ago. A vote that changed history forever. It is the vote that was held in Jerusalem, to determine who, of the two, would be crucified: Jesus, or Barabbas?
Law & Custom
Barabbas was considered to be a “notorious prisoner.” According to Luke 23:19, he was “in prison with the rebels who had committed murder during the insurrection” against the Roman government.
Due to the culture at this time, the release of a prisoner was a customary pardon that routinely occured on the feast of Passover.
Amidst this Roman custom, the crowd was egged on by the religious leadership to prefer Barabbas, over Jesus.
Both Jesus, and Barabbas, were accused of some the same crimes: sedition, insurrection, and treason. The crowds preference of Barabbas did not come as a shock to Jesus. He foretold that He would be hated by the world because He was God incarnate. After all, He came to conquer sin and death. I imagine that so many felt threatened by the conviction He brought to them.
Most of us would like to think we would have voted for Jesus if we were alive back then.
But, would we really?
How we vote in elections today, tells us how we most likely would have voted back then.
Many claim to follow Christ with their lips. But can you obey God and actively support divisions of race, of sex, genders that, in reality, do not exist?
Do not deceive yourself. Jesus would not have stood for any of those things. He would have “turned the tables” on ALL sin. He would have gone against the politics that actively promote such things.
Will you do the same?