Dec 8, 2011

The BBC website asks ‘what’s the point of ‘What would Jesus do?”


There is a sense in which WWJD is the wrong question to ask. A better question, when it comes to grasping the message of Christianity is what DID Jesus do? It is his life of perfect obedience and his death as a sin-bearing sacrifice that alone brings us into relationship with Christ. As the Apostle Paul says ‘God justifies the wicked’ Romans 4:5. So when it comes to answering the question what gets us right with God WDJD is a better question.

But in another sense once restored to a relationship with God through Christ WWJD is a good question.

Philippians 2:5 (NIV) says ‘In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus.’

1 Corinthians 11:1 (ESV) says ‘Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.’

Ultimately we are called in the strength of God’s spirit to follow the example of Christ. Luke 9:23 ‘Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me”

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