Matthew 25:31-46: WWJD? 
What Would Jesus Do? Jesus
Would Send All These Right-Wing Pseudo-Christians Straight to Hell (And Liberals May Not Be Far Behind)


by Jack Clark

 

Introduction

 

In Matthew 25:31-46, Jesus proclaims that how you treat the hungry, the thirsty, the sick and other "least of these," is how you treat Jesus himself.  And if you fail to help the "least of these," Jesus promises, he will send you to Hell.

 

The premise of this essay is that you can't be a true Christian if the focus of your life is thwarting others and the society itself from fully implementing such a fundamental teaching of Christianity as Matthew 25:31-46.

 

It's fine to oppose government programs to help the Matthew 25 "least of these," but then you must propose Equivalent Alternative Solutions.  Equivalent Alternative Solutions are ones which:

 

  • help at least the same number of those people who legitimately need help
  • provide at least the same amount of effective assistance to those people
  • get the help to them at least as quickly
  • are at least as certain to accomplish these goals

 

Equivalent Alternative Solutions can certainly be completely non-governmental, as long as they meet the four criteria directly above.

  

Right-wing Christians are defined by both their opposition to the plans of others to help the "least of these," and their failure to offer any Equivalent Alternative Solutions.

 

Their behavior puts right-wing pseudo-Christians into the category of the cursed goats whom Jesus describes in Matthew 25 and condemns to Hell.

 

Overview

 What on earth are you talking about?

Again, what are you talking about?  Jesus never says anything about any conservatives or, as you call them, "right-wingers."

How do you know how much conservative Christians give to charity?  Many I know are quite generous.

Oh c'mon, this passage from Matthew only applies to acts of individual charity.

Even if Matthew 25 requires going beyond individual charity, conservative Christians have plans to help the poor, and that certainly satisfies the injunction in Matthew 25.

Not so fast.  Jesus didn't say have a government program to feed the hungry.

If you don't work you don't eat.  That's what it says.

Even if what you've said so far is correct, the only way to get to Heaven is to accept Jesus as your savior.  Works alone don't cut it.

You seem to single out Sean Hannity quite a bit.

OK, so according to you, all the right-wing Christians go to Hell, and all the wonderful liberals go to Heaven?.

Why are you saying that liberals and other progressives violate Matthew 25?  They are the ones considered to be on the side of the poor and disenfranchised.

Even if your interpretation of Matthew 25 is correct, who are you to condemn people to Hell?  Who appointed you God?.

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