Hello reader! Do you believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God?
Oi Voi! For a person who has been going to church regularly one would think that Mr. Rudd might be able to answer the question with a straight answer. Surely the answer to a question such as “do you believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God?” is either a yes, no or don’t know, don’t care!
I find Mr. Rudd’s response to be scary. Scary in that if he has gone to church regularly then he should have heard enough to answer the question with a yes, no or I don’t care. Or maybe it is just a matter of politics. Maybe the truth in his heart is not the image he wants to portray to the general public. Maybe he was momentarily caught off guard and wants to give the best ‘political answer’. Either way it is scary.
Question: ?Mr Rudd, do you believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God??
Mr. Rudd’s response: ?Well, I?m a – I?m a, a person who attends church regularly.?
If you want to hear it for yourself, head over to SBS and watch this clip. It is the very last line of the clip so keep watch or you’ll miss it.
Why am I blogging about such things? Australia is gearing up for an election and for quite some time now I have liked Mr. Rudd and thought he was a good candidate for Prime Minister. But I despise using Christianity as a political vehicle to gain votes and as time goes on, it seems like this is happening, just as it did many years ago when Mr. Howard was running for first time election. He too, voiced many Christian values and gained the support of many churches. Often, I post about things that are on my mind. This has been on my mind for days…so I thought I’d put it out there. What do you think? Am I being overly picky or is this an issue?
So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.
Matthew 10:32-34 ESV