Wednesday, November 20, 2002
Getting a bunch of attention on the news recently has been the National Council of Churches and the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life's upcoming advertizing campaign: What Would Jesus Drive? Basically, these groups are saying that Jesus would not be driving a SUV... if He were around today, He'd be behind the wheel of an environmentally friendly auto, so you too should not purchase an SUV; you should be buying a earth-friendly car. (I'm not joking about this.)
With humility, I disagree with the National Council of Churches and the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life. I remember Luke 18:25 "For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God" (similar lines are also at Matthew 19:24 and Mark 10:25), and Mark 10:21 "Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me," and 2 Corinthians 8:9 "For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich."
Personally, I don't think He'd own a car. If He had, He would have given it away. So, What Would Jesus Drive? He wouldn't -- He'd do what poor people do: He'd take the bus.
That's what the National Council of Churches and the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life should be advertizing.
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