Jesus, the Ultimate Victim

You have to hand it to the purveyors of the equity doctrine. Not only have they developed a vast literature and political scheme to support their belief that equality of outcome is the goal of society, they have managed to spin Jesus into the mix as well.

The way they read the gospels Jesus was the ultimate social justice warrior, parading up and down the dusty roads of Galilee, Judea and Samaria casting shade on on all manner of non-inclusive, ethnically insensitive behaviors. This move is not surprising in churches where salvation is no longer a question since, if it is an issue at all, everyone will be saved. After all, isn’t God the definition of inclusivity? We no longer need a gracious God. WE need to be gracious neighbors. In effect, large swaths of the contemporary church are little more than marxism at prayer, which is a bit odd if you think about it.

Jesus is a victim, to be sure. But the victimizers are the fanatics who have turned the Son of God into the leader of the equity mob. This is nothing more than another gospel and it is a gospel that has nothing to do with the message of the New Testament.

That message is centered on the Cross. For the Cross is the key to understanding the meaning of Jesus entire mission to this world. On the Cross humanity looked upon the one who encountered them in love and righteousness and dealt with him as a common criminal. The event of the Cross exposes the truth of human antipathy toward God and puts the lie to our claim to love justice. No wonder many in the church have deftly sidestepped this truth, twisting Jesus all out of shape and molding Him into a gross caricature of our generous, misplaced view of ourselves.



Published by Pastor Mark Anderson

Lutheran pastor, husband, dad, archaeology nut, serious blues guitarist and aspiring luthier.

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