Is the only hope Christ?
To some that is an obvious answer and that answer is an emphatic yes.
But would the voters of the US really vote for Jesus Christ?
It is, well, not exactly an argument I had with a friend of mine. He is very anti-USA – his version of history would not have the US in it and if it did then the country would have only lasted about 5 years with an invasion from France the only real answer. But history is already written and that was a question I posed to him once. His answer was quite obvious “There is nothing that can help that country – not even God Himself”.
But is this true?
We know that the US has a fixed term president – not only would Jesus have to be elected in the first place He would have to set Himself up for a second term.
There are those who feel that “Jesus for Prez” is A-OK! They are the young evangelicals who will vote in this up and coming election – and they are not at all like those who voted for Bush.
The dreadlocked Christian activist from Philadelphia and his team parked a black school bus around the back. The hand-painted gold letters on the side read “Jesus for President.”
The bus runs on vegetable oil and, yes, it’s a political statement.
“It’ll be a long time before we fight a war over used veggie oil,” says Claiborne with a sly smile.
Claiborne is touring the country, packing churches and community centers, in support of the book he and Chris Haw co-authored, “Jesus for President.”
“This whole project is about the political imagination of what it means to follow after Jesus,” Claiborne said. “The language of Jesus as Lord and savior is just as radical as it would be to say ‘Jesus as our commander in chief’ today.”
Interesting idea – but would you vote for Jesus to be your president?