Jesse Jackson is a man that not only lives in a glass house but has several shattered windows still attached to it.
At the end of August, Jackson, who likes to be referred to as the “Reverend” Jesse Jackson (something I refuse to call him), got on his high horse and proclaimed that President Donald Trump “would not qualify to get into Jesus’ kingdom.”
What was it that Jackson pointed to in order to take such a seat of unrighteous judgment upon President Trump?
“Trump says you must be able to speak the language of English, qualified, and have a job skill,” said Jackson at the Ministers March for Justice conference in Washington, DC. “Jesus would not qualify to come in Trump’s country and He [Trump] would not qualify to get into Jesus’ kingdom.”
He then went on to quote Jesus’ words out of context from Matthew 25.
“I was hungry, you fed me,” he said. “Naked, you clothed me, captive, you set me free.”
OK, not only did he quote it out of context but threw that last little bit in there from his own mind.
Jesus actually said:
For I was hungry and you gave Me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink, I was a stranger and you took Me in, I was naked and you clothed Me, I was sick and you looked after Me, I was in prison and you visited Me. -Matthew 25:35-36
Of course, Jackson was joined by his partner in crime, Al Sharpton, who also wants the title of “Reverend.”
Does anyone remember when Jackson did any of those things? I mean except to visit his son in jail or for a photo op?
If anything would be close to Trump, it would be how hard it is for a rich man to enter heaven (Matt. 19:24), but even in that context, there is hope for the rich man.
Jesus said, “Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.”
And His disciples wondered, “Who then can be saved?”
Jesus did not address the issue in the way Jesse Jackson did. Instead, he provided hope.
“With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible,” answered Jesus.
It’s because entrance into the kingdom of God is not a work of man, his will, or his pedigree, but of God, who saves sovereignty (John 1:13).
And that salvation produces repentance. Honestly, I’ve not seen repentance in either man, but that does not mean that God cannot grant it to either one.
One thing we do know for sure and that is that Jesse Jackson is attempting to twist the Scriptures to apply what was meant to individuals and like all criminally minded political hacks, he tries to force that into government.
What we do know of Jesse Jackson though is that his life is filled with scandal, something that clearly disqualifies him from a position of leadership in the Church (1 Timothy 3:1-13).
Among the many scandals in Jackson’s history include questionable statements about rejecting a pro-baseball opportunity in order to attend the University of Illinois to play football and later claiming racial bias on the football team, sticking his nose in Taliban negotiations after the 9/11 attacks, being suspected of having acted as an emissary on his son’s behalf when an investigation targeting him in a pay-for-play scandal involving Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah’s old Senate seat, his self-serving opportunism following the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr., and his long standing adultery and resulting illegitimate child from that adultery.
His most recent scandal involves allegations of sexual discrimination and harassment from within his Rainbow PUSH organization.
Yes, Mr. Jackson, you certainly are not in a position to make judgments about anyone’s eternity.
However, you would be wise to take heed to yourself considering the life you’ve lived and how close you are to meeting your Maker.
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