Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/allanbevere/ROss/~3/98mE4ZxZGnA/jesus-is-not-on-your-side-and-dont.html
Henry Neufeld is spot on in this post
. It is a must-read.
Conservatives are criticized for trying to kill programs that benefit the poor. Liberals are criticized for being generous-- with other people's money (taxes). Conservatives believe that charity should be more private. Liberals believe that only the government can truly collect sufficient resources to deal with problems.
Those are issues of political philosophy, and they are ones Jesus didn't discuss. They just weren't issues in his time. His audiences in Galilee weren't going to be voting yes or no on ballots about how much to spend on education or support for poor children. Those simply weren't options.
The entire post can be read here