Jesus Gave a Description of Christian Nationalist in the Gospels

If comparing the Christians of today against the parable of the Good Samaritan, it is not the priest or the Levite who should represent today’s Christians, it would be the thieves.

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Jesus Gave a Description of Christian Nationalist in the Gospels

When a man asked Jesus, “who is my neighbor,” in St. Luke chapter 10:29, Jesus riddled a parable about a man who fell among thieves. The man was stripped of his clothing, beaten and wounded, and left for dead. He says afterward, two people ignored the guy and walked past him, not offering any help, a Levite and a Priest, both who were expected to uphold the Law of Moses.

Then he describes a good Samaritan who stopped and had compassion on the guy, placed him on his beast and took him to a nearby inn and took care of him. The next day he repaid the inn keeper all that he used. Jesus then asked the guy, “Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?” Luke 10:36.

Of course, the guy answered, the one who showed compassion, and Jesus said go and do the same. Many church pastors use this parable to convict false Christians by saying that those who show no compassion on someone they see laying in the streets should be ashamed. They say the Levite and the Priest should have been first to show compassion.

On the surface, anyone can understand the meaning of the parable by the characters of the priest and the Levite, and even the good Samaritan by relating their personalities to people they come in contact with every day. But no one ever takes note of the thieves’ part in the matter.

“And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.” Luke 10:30.

If comparing the Christians of today against the parable of the Good Samaritan, it is not the priest or the Levite who should represent today’s Christians, it would be the thieves. Church leaders and the so-called Christian right nationalist of today are worse than the priest and the Levites. They are more relatable to the thieves. 

They rob people of their money, goods, and property. They wound them spiritually that so many people have left the church with “church hurt,” or do not trust or believe in the church any longer. And they leave them by the wayside half dead after they have killed their spirit and self-esteem.

They have robbed nations, stripped humans of their personal dignity and culture, stolen resources from their lands and claimed ownership of those lands, and then concentrate the victims in confined locations leaving them in poverty and struggling to survive. Sadly, there are few who have come to the aid of the victims of these modern-day thieves or have tried to hold them accountable.

The theory of Christian nationalism today, and the claim the US is a Christian nation, would be guilty of genocide, thievery, human bondage, war crimes and even more atrocious acts against people made in the image of God. But as a goat nation, they will be held accountable by God in the end and during the time of tribulation.

MinisterCR A minister, teacher and preacher of the gospel of Christ for 32 years. Peace and love to all. Stay prayerful.