Upfront notice: I personally believe that Jesus lives. But that’s not what this post is about.
Some of you know that I am involved in politics. Some of you may know I am a Christian. At leat you know now. In the Netherlands, there is a political party called Jezus Leeft (Jesus Lives). According to their website, they are the party where Jesus’ rules are true and set above all.
I don’t mind people bringing religious arguments to political discussions. After all, that’s why we have free speech over here. However, I am honestly very worried if parties proclaim that their standpoints are Jesus’ standpoints. Like they just got of a Skype call with him where he presented his points, for this party to bring them into this world.
What makes it even stranger are standpoints that truly do not touch any religious areas. For example: Jesus Lives is aiming for “more independent and smaller”, not completely a christian point of view (love your neighbour like you love yourself) if you ask me. And what about leaving the European Union? Can someone please point me to the part of the bible where that is being discussed?
These are some brief examples why I don’t believe this party. I don’t believe them. Despite the fact that they are fellow Christians, I am convinced that this is not the right way to get Jesus’ message across. There are other ways.