Jesus as Judge
By J.L. Robb
In a fictional scenario, does anyone think the United States Senate would get behind Jesus if a president nominated him as a Supreme Court Justice? I know this is a leap in reality, but just imagine: If Jesus walked the earth today like he did 2,000 years ago and lived in the United States instead of Judah, would he be deemed worthy of sitting on the Supreme Court?
The U.S. Supreme Court has some great accomplishments on its lengthy resume. Some of the great accomplishments have been positive for the nation; and others, not so much. I have watched some of the proceedings over the years and suppose the nomination of Clarence Thomas was the most contentious at the time. There was a Republican president in 1991, and the Democrats obstructed the approval of Thomas in every possible way. This party, unfortunately, has a history of obstructing black folk; but Clarence Thomas fought the fight and won. There should have been no fight.
When Jesus walked the earth, he performed the most remarkable miracles in the history of mankind. He healed the first blind person, let the lame walk, fed thousands with a couple of loaves of bread and raised the dead. If you had been there and seen these wonders with your own eyes, would you be a believer? Of course you would. Of course I would. But many did not.
The self-important rabbis of the day heard about the miracles and some saw them; but the more, amazing miracles that Jesus performed, the more they hated him. A gift to the Jews from God, and they never recognized him.
I think the Senatorial procedure would go something like this:
Senator: Please state your last name.
Senator: Mr. Josephson, why do you feel qualified to sit on our Supreme Court.
Jesus: I was born to be a Judge.
Senator: And who nurtured your fervor?
Jesus: My Father.
Senator: So your father was your mentor?
Jesus: Yes, you could say that.
Senator: It is commendable that you have such a close relationship with your father. What kind of work does your father do?
Jesus: A little bit of everything; actually, a lot of everything. He is a Creator.
Senator: What do you think about abortion?
Jesus: The sixth commandment.
Senator: The sixth commandment? You mean the one in the Bible?
Jesus: That would be it. Senator, do you believe in God?
Senator: Well, of course I do. I go to church every Sunday.
Jesus: Then you know the commandment.
Senator: Thou shalt not kill.
Jesus: Murder. There is a difference.
Senator: So we understand, you as a sitting judge, believing abortion is murder, could maintain impartiality for a woman’s right to choose, based on constitutional law?
Jesus: No. It was not constitutional law under the founders of this country because their laws were based on biblical law. Intentionally taking an innocent life is against biblical law.
Senator: Let’s move on since we see your disdain for women and the law.
Jesus: Senator, I do not have disdain for women; I have a love for God’s creation in the womb that is alive. My disdain is for murder. My Father had many rules. Murder is against His rules.
Senator: So you believe that a fetus is human life?
Jesus: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
Senator: What is that supposed to mean?
Jesus: That is God speaking through Jeremiah the prophet, explaining that He knows you before you exit the womb.
Senator: Interesting. (Senator rolls eyes). Constitutional law. How would you manage to support constitutional law about gay marriage?
Jesus: Same answer. I would support changing the law back to the founders’ law that was based on ancient laws outlined in the Bible, like this: “Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable.”
Senator: How would you deal with gender confusion?
Jesus: I would teach children biology. My Father explained it this way: “He created them male and female and blessed them. And he named them ‘Mankind’ when they were created.” That is in the Bible you never carry to church.
Senator: What about the Separation Clause?
Jesus: Another miscarriage of justice. The men who wrote the clause that you call the Separation Clause, also put God’s Word in the school system and the institutes of higher learning. Your supreme judges obviously did not understand the clause in 1962 in the same manner the early judges claimed the country as a Christian nation. Since this law to block God from children was enacted, the population has drifted farther and farther from God. That is also in your Bible.
Senator: I think we have all heard enough. We will vote.
Does anyone believe that Jesus would pass our constitutional test? Does anyone believe the holier than thou Senators would attach their support?
“We have made our decision based on the following: Mr. Jesus Josephson, you have an obvious hatred for our women and feel they should not control their own bodies. You believe they should be forced to have a baby they do not want; because you, who is not a biologist, have the crazy notion that a human fetus is human.
“You believe you qualify for our highest bench when you believe there are only two genders. Really? It seems you need to take a biology course. Male and female? My church does not teach this nonsense.
“We in the Senate love God as much as anyone. You seem to have a skewed view of what is correct in a diverse population and how best to be inclusive in a world where we love everyone, no matter their lifestyles.
“Do you have anything to say?”
A tear crawled slowly down Jesus’ cheek, and he spoke.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”