It’s tiresome to still see today so many WWJD – What would Jesus do? – signs and logos and wristbands throughout Christendom.
It shows a faux respect for Jesus in many instances. That’s my opinion, but an educated one. It’s my opinion that many who ask that have absolutely no idea what He did, let alone what He would do today.
Jesus’ earthly ministry was the Law in full force. Did you know grace does not even appear in the four Gospels except in passing in some translations?
A: He would sacrifice animals
A: He wouldn’t wear mixed fabrics
A: He would resurrect the dead perhaps
Note: No, He absolutely does not do that today in spite of the false claims of some churches.
Then Do We Ignore Him?
Let me clarify. My problem with the WWJD hype, which I thought was finally behind us but it reared its ugly head at me this week, is four-fold:
- Instead of wondering what He would do, or worse, guessing as most do, Jesus already told you what He would do and what He did. Read His book and find out what He did and stop guessing!
- Most who happen to answer the WWJD query accurately base that accurate answer on what He did while on earth. Please see the previous section for the fallacy in basing what you do today on His earthly ministry.
- Jesus said to follow Him and be more like Him. Paul shows us today in the Body of Christ exactly how to do that. But be careful and don’t worship Paul. Worship Jesus as Paul did.
- In spite of the fact that we are to be more like Him, much of Scripture is telling us what to do and not do. (We have much more freedom in Christ than not by the way, in spite of the lies the atheists tell.) So the real question we should be asking is not What would Jesus do?, but it should be, What did He tell us to do?
My Final Answer
The thing I think He would do first today?
Get a whip and clear out most of the churches.