For 2,000 years, this has been orthodox Christian doctrine. Meanwhile, Jesus' name has been invoked on behalf of nearly every cause, including some particularly diabolical ventures.
Today's Progressives, for example, brazenly misquote the Sermon on the Mount as if it were the first draft of "The Communist Manifesto." They claim that Jesus would back open borders, forced redistribution of wealth, seizure of private property and, most of all, sexual anarchy.
In early April at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Jesus was even compared to Cuban communist triggerman Che Guevara – a fellow "martyr."
"As God created light – is light – Che is radiance," said Professor Emeritus of Art History David Kunzle, as reported by Campus Reform.
During "Chesucristo: The Fusion in Image and Word of Che Guevara and Jesus Christ," Dr. Kunzle also referred to Che's name as a "sacred trinity of letters" and to a portrayal of Che as "a quasi-divine cosmic force."
The real Che machine-gunned Fidel Castro's opponents. He was not remotely like the sacrificial King of Kings.
[Some] presidential candidates, many of whom make sure everyone knows they go to church, proclaim without irony that anyone who thinks marriage requires a man and a woman are un-Christian "bigots." Also, that pro-life people are "anti-woman." And those who believe in legal immigration, enforceable borders and keeping men out of women's sports and locker rooms are haters, period.
The Left's ever-expanding net has caught up none other than Jesus Christ. Regarding marriage and sex, Jesus cited God's timeless standard from Genesis: "He who made them at the beginning 'made them male and female,' and said, 'For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.'" (Matthew 19:4-5).
What would Jesus say? It might be something like: "I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!" (Matthew 7:23)"