Would Americans Choose Jesus Christ as President?

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Jesus Christ’s leadership skills are world-renowned, and He remains one of the most respected leaders of all time. He is the ultimate model of right leadership.

He is uncompromising but compassionate, diligent but patient, knowledgeable but understanding, fervent but sympathetic, persevering but persuadable, determined but easily entreated, persuasive but not dictatorial, hospitable but not invasive, and self-controlled but not self-righteous.

He is the perfect leader with perfect integrity, compassion and love for all mankind (John 3:16 John 3:16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
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). He clothes Himself with perfect ethics, virtue, truthfulness and moral righteousness. He treats others the way any of us would want to be treated, with equal fairness, compassion and concern for all (Luke 6:31 Luke 6:31And as you would that men should do to you, do you also to them likewise.
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). He cares for the plight of the widows, elderly and disadvantaged (James 1:27 James 1:27Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
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His willingness to sacrifice Himself for the betterment of those under His rule was dramatically established when He voluntarily followed through with His and His Father’s plan to offer up His own life for the sins of all mankind (Hebrews 7:26-28 Hebrews 7:26-28 26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens; 27 Who needs not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people’s: for this he did once, when he offered up himself. 28 For the law makes men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, makes the Son, who is consecrated for ever more.
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; Revelation 13:8 Revelation 13:8And all that dwell on the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
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; Hebrews 12:2 Hebrews 12:2Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
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He resolutely confirmed His unwavering loyalty to God, His government and His master plan while being cross examined by the Roman governor Pontius Pilate just before He was sentenced to a brutal scourging and painful death. “My kingdom is not of this world,” He told Pilate. “If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight … but now My kingdom is not from here” (John 18:36 John 18:36Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.
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With these kinds of leadership skills and a platform based on biblical principles, He would boldly move society in a new, more righteous and godly direction (Matthew 5:17-19 Matthew 5:17-19 17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. 18 For truly I say to you, Till heaven and earth pass, one stroke or one pronunciation mark shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. 19 Whoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
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Christ’s platform and constitution

If Jesus Christ’s leadership abilities did propel Him into office, He would permanently change the intent and nature of government by drafting a new constitution.

It would be designed to fulfill the ultimate purpose God has in mind for every man and woman—spiritual transformation in preparation of becoming the governing leaders in His future Kingdom.

This underlying theme would become the guiding force behind all social, educational and institutional policies and procedures. As the new constitution was enacted, governance would dramatically change in several important ways.

Today’s political environment of stubborn partisanship and polarization would evaporate into attitudes of respect and cooperation (Romans 13:1-7 Romans 13:1-7 1 Let every soul be subject to the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 2 Whoever therefore resists the power, resists the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Will you then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and you shall have praise of the same: 4 For he is the minister of God to you for good. But if you do that which is evil, be afraid; for he bears not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath on him that does evil. 5 Why you must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. 6 For for this cause pay you tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually on this very thing. 7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor.
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; 1 Peter 2:13-17 1 Peter 2:13-17 13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; 14 Or to governors, as to them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. 15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: 16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. 17 Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
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; Titus 3:1-2 Titus 3:1-2 1 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work, 2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing all meekness to all men.
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). Political discourse would become civil (Ephesians 4:31-32 Ephesians 4:31-32 31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: 32 And be you kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake has forgiven you.
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Policy initiatives and procedures would be streamlined to make them faster to adopt and implement (1 Corinthians 14:33 1 Corinthians 14:33For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
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). Decisions would be made for the benefit of the people, not for political expediency, furthering one’s chances for reelection or advancing special interest groups’ agendas (John 3:16-17 John 3:16-17 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
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). Abuse of power would not be tolerated (Matthew 20:25-26 Matthew 20:25-26 25 But Jesus called them to him, and said, You know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority on them. 26 But it shall not be so among you: but whoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;
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Vote for Christ?

What a contrast to political leadership today! Having Jesus Christ as the perfect leader with a constitution designed to implement the perfect system of government may sound too good to be true. But could it ever happen in America?

Sadly, when you examine the electoral process and the priorities of the American people in selecting their president, you find them standing in stark contrast to the platform Jesus would advocate.

Today many voters demand that an electable leader be in agreement with them on a whole range of issues. They want sexual freedom between consenting adults, freedom to abort unwanted children, freedom to have easy access to divorce, total freedom of speech including taking God’s name in vain, freedom to choose their own religion or no religion at all, and freedom to select various forms of entertainment that are often drenched with violence and sex—like many of our movies, music, books, television programs and Internet sites.

However, Jesus Christ would support the interests of the electorate only if those interests were aligned with biblical laws and principles and were in the best interests of all concerned.

He would never compromise His values with political maneuvers or false promises in order to get into office. He proved this when He turned down Satan’s offer to become ruler of the world in exchange for just one compromise (Matthew 4:8-10 Matthew 4:8-10 8 Again, the devil takes him up into an exceeding high mountain, and shows him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; 9 And said to him, All these things will I give you, if you will fall down and worship me. 10 Then said Jesus to him, Get you hence, Satan: for it is written, You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.
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When you add it all up, it is obvious that Americans in general would reject Christ’s platform and constitution and would not tolerate having Him in the White House.

Even some professing Christians would take offense at policies based on the Ten Commandments since they think God’s grace somehow does away with the need to obey them. Certainly people of other faiths, or those with no faith, would take exception.

While Jesus Christ would be unacceptable to them, it’s ironic that most Americans would accept an atheist as president, as a recent Gallup poll revealed.

This growing secular attitude underscores just how quickly Jesus would be rejected and how far Americans have drifted away from many of the Judeo-Christian principles on which the nation was founded.