How radical was Jesus Christ, our Savior and our rightful king, the King of kings?
He was this radical:
“Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister. And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant.” (Matthew 20:25-27)
In the ancient Near East, it was common for rulers to claim to be gods, and for their subjects to worship them as gods. Pharaoh was a god. Alexander the Great was a god. Augustus Caesar objected to being made a god (“How am I supposed to cure gout!” he cried).
But Our Lord Jesus Christ, who really was God, washed His disciples’ feet.
To this day the world’s most ferocious, insane, and arbitrary tyrants insist on being worshipped as gods. Communists call it a “cult of personality” when anybody else does it. America’s nooze media all but proclaimed that inchworm Obama a god: came as close to doing it as they could without getting laughed out of the room.
You know the old proverb, “All that glitters is not gold.” Our leaders and our rulers are a lot of glitter. Some are decent. But our world would not look the way it does if most of them were decent.
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, took the form of a servant and died on a cross like a despised criminal. He rose from the dead and ascended into Heaven. He shall return, and establish His throne upon the earth.
He is minister to us!
A point worthy of a very great deal of thought.
What is it about false gods, that they always demand human sacrifice? And what is it about their worshipers, that someone’s always willing to perform it–at someone else’s expense, of course?
Here, the false god is a cartoon character, “Slender Man”–sort of a monster made up for the Internet.
Obviously our schools and our culture are doing a fantastic job of protecting children from Jesus Christ.