Skip to comments.Poll: If Jesus were on earth today, would he frequent bars and pubs to befriend "sinners"?
Posted on 08/01/2009 9:29:41 PM PDT by tenger
Poll: If Jesus were on earth today in bodily form, would he frequent bars and pubs to befriend "sinners"? A Daily Poll
Probably would but to preach the gospel not to get drunk and whatnot.
Not to befriend but to save.
Interesting poll: 50% No, 25% Yes 25% I Don’t Know.
I voted “I don’t know” because I don’t know what Our Lord would do if He were here today. He certainly surprised the Pharisees of His day, and their expectations of Him were way off.
If Jesus were engaged in His earthly ministry today, He would not frequent bars and pubs to befriend “sinners”. He would frequent bars and pubs to befriend sinners (and call them to repentance).
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NO, (some of my best friends are Poles) 2%
Why is the premise that bars and clubs are where sinners hang out?
I think He would hold council outside and engage anyone that came near. He went to visit sinners when invited, He didn’t ‘hang out’ with them.
Having a bad day, Navy? Hope it gets better for all of our sake.
If the answer is “yes,” does that mean he’d spend most of his time at gay bars (and/or highway rest stops)?
Hint: it’s where the “church people” ain’t. In fact, in religious society it’s highly frowned upon to go into bars. I’m sure there are worse places, but they weren’t at the top of my head when creating the poll.
Why not? He hanged out with tax collectors and hookers.
That was the ONLY claim that had against our LORD.
But then, who else was there to dine with?
Absolutely true. Actually the emphasis of the poll (in my mind) was bar and pubs. Wrapping our minds around the concept.
you tell me.
Since we all sinners, He will run into them everywhere he goes.
If I owned a bar I'd call it "Glass House."
“Why is the premise that bars and clubs are where sinners hang out?”
Ever see a Girls Gone Wild infomercial?
would he have a beer with obama?
10And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples.
11And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?
12But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.
13But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Jesus would probably pop into the pub for a cold one every once in a while with his friends. I think you'd like Him.
Ya know, some of us go and only have one drink while visiting friends or just relaxing.
It isn’t a sin to be at a bar!
Why don’t you just ask Him?
>> Not to befriend but to save.
I was under the impression that the terms were synonymous. Are we not saved by a personal relationship with Christ?
In either case, my answer to the initial question is an unequivocal “yes”. Christ would not participate in sinful activity, but the life of Christ is replete with examples of him seeking out sinners on their home turf.
So Jesus intended them to be “blitzed” while the Bible calls drunkenness a sin?
You have a really distorted view of the Savior.
“He waited till everyone was drunk then brought forth the good stuff so they’d get really blitzed.”
I suppose you are making a joke, but really, what he was teaching us was that if we give of ourselves and do something for others, we should do it in the very best way possible.
My Bible warns against the foolishness of drunkeness. I find no prohibition against the responsible use of alcohol. There is even an encouragement to take “A little wine for thy stomach’s sake...”
Nonsense. Lots of churchgoers go to bars, pubs etc.
The question in my mind is whether such establishments of whatever sort existed 2000 years ago. We know that brothels existed even earlier because Rahab was a harlot. We have no record that Jesus ever went near a brothel. But pubs and bars are not necessarily brothels. My thinking is that pubs probably did exist. We have no record that He ever entered one, so I vote that it is highly unlikely.
Just an opinion, high possibility of being wrong.
I might be taking a bit of liberty in speaking for the Boss, but ya, He would go where he thought the need was the greatest. Prolly hit a few brothels too, carrying the Holy Word.
It is those high minded people who give me a seat in some of the finest restaurants in town. Rather than wait an hour for a table in a main dining room, we will head for the bar and get better service in a shorter amount of time. You do not have to have an adult beverage while dining in the bar area.
Wait, I thought the media had declared Obama God, and isn’t he having a beer summit?
He would find far more sinners in the halls of congress
What if Jesus came back to earth as that homeless guy that you saw last week at the interstate overpass?
Exactly right. Jesus went to where the sinners were so that by his example, he could show them how to live and by his love he could heal and save them.
The San Hedron and their parties are not where Jesus sought to be, nor found himself comfortable. As Jesus entered Simon the Pharisee's home, no one including Simon himself offered to wash Jesus' feet as was the custom of the day.
In Luke 7:35-39 we read about the uninvited woman who entered Simon Pharises home and washed Jesus' feet with her tears and her hair, then annointed his feet with the alabaster oil she brought, which likely was all she had to offer. Simon is offended, commenting that if Jesus was a true prophet of God then he'd have known the type of woman was and that she was a sinner.
Clearly Jesus' reaction to the woman and what her act meant versus that of Simon tells us much about who he'd rather "hang around" with.
What if God was one of us?
Just a slob like one of us?
Just a stranger on a bus trying to make his way home?
Well don’t expect Jesus to sidle up to your table for a chat!
I remember that song. It’s a good one and makes you think.
Right. And did create a lot of wine for the wedding at Capernaum.
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