Dear Woke Christian,

Jesus had some very curious words for two tragedies that happened during His time. One was a huge building project that failed and one where the government came into a temple and killed several people. Let’s read the passage.

Repent or Perish

13 There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And he answered them, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered in this way? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them: do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others who lived in Jerusalem? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.”

Do you see that Jesus didn’t start a protest, riot or a hashtag? He actually told the people what He had been saying all along, repent. It’s almost as if the temporal things weren’t nearly as important to Him as life eternal.

The notion that Jesus came to bring peace and justice in this world is a very curious approach. There isn’t anywhere in the Bible that supports that idea. We just read that He literally preached repentance when He was told about two national tragedies.

Why do you think the CRT crowd focuses on Jesus saying and doing things that He clearly didn’t say or do? I just find that so odd. What about you?