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Jesus Christ, You’re an Anarchist!

October 8, 2013

Jesus Christ. Jesus of Nazarene. The Son Of Man. The Son Of God. The King Of The Jews. The Light Of The World. All of these titles were bestowed upon perhaps the greatest philosopher of our time. One label that is not mentioned in the Christian church when referring to Christ is “Anarchist.” I went ahead and decided to study and analyze to see if it was an appropriate title for Jesus. Allow me to explain, briefly, why I honestly feel Jesus was an Anarchist and why that doesn’t necessitate negativity.

Jesus stood against the three most dangerous entities of this world that rob the general populace of freedom. He stood against the “money changers”, or the banks and banksters as they are known today. He also stood against the religious zealots and their bastardization of piety. By overturning the tables in His Father’s house, the temple, Jesus defiantly demonstrates neither have a place in a true dwelling or worship. Both of these terrors take on modern day forms as The Federal Reserve and The Vatican. He also addresses the power of The State when is confronted about paying tributes to Caesar.

Jesus states in Matthew 22:21, “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s.” There is some confusion in this text, as most pastors will tell you that Jesus is simply stating that it is acceptable to pay taxes. I, however, refute this illogical idea. Let’s go into detail as to why I fell Christ defied the government with his simple statement. For that, I need to delve into a few pieces of scripture:

Haggai 2:8: “The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith The Lord Of Hosts.”

Psalm 24:1: “The Earth is the Lord’s, and all it’s fullness, the world and those who dwell therein.”

When Jesus is posed with the question of legitimacy of tax collection to the State, he replies, “Render unto Caesar that which belongs to Caesar, and give to God what belongs to God.” If we look at all of the scripture mentioned above, all of the gold, silver, coinage, and we may as well say materials to create these coins belong to God. Because he created the Earth and everything that dwells within it.

So the real question is posed: If we are to believe everything belongs to God, what truly belongs to Caesar? Absolutely nothing. Jesus, with his statement, discredits the power of The State. Jesus keeps the officials of the government separate from his Father’s house because He saw through their deception and corruption, and understood the bloated philosophy the State chained the populace to. Before Jesus, it was more about law than it was about the heart condition. In comparison to today, The State bogs down free will with needless laws that do nothing but strip the people of its natural rights.

Jesus was charitable; He feed the hungry, healed the sick and even raised the dead. It matters not if it was through physical or spiritual means. He showed us by example, how we should treat each other. As scripture tells us, “You can’t serve God and man.” While Jesus was on Earth, He discredited all of the corrupt officials of His time. He proved there was a better way of living if we took care of each other, instead of letting a governing authority do it for us. He unchained the bonds of slavery, spiritually and physically, and paved the road to true freedom.

I believe “God” can be used as a pseudonym for freedom. No matter what gods we choose to serve, we still have an obligation to take care of one another, peacefully and selflessly, without government intervention. If the past is any indication, a road paved by the State only leads to slavery. I believe with a little effort and forward thinking, we can attain this dream. I believe this is what Jesus demonstrated for us.

So I pose this final question: Shall we serve man over God? Or, more appropriately, Shall we serve an oppressive entity, or would we rather serve the essence of true freedom?

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