Missouri's 7th District, U.S. House of Representatives




Congressional Issues 2010

"W.W.J.D." is a popular acronym some Christians find helpful when faced with ethical decisions. It stands for "What Would Jesus Do?"

Would Jesus vote for Kevin Craig?

It's hard to imagine Jesus voting for anybody.

Jesus called them to Himself and said to them, "You know that those who are considered rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. {43} Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant. {44} And whoever of you desires to be first shall be slave of all. {45} "For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many."

The word translated "rulers" comes from the Greek word from which we derive our word "anarchist." Jesus clearly says His followers are not to be "archists," and that means Christians are to be "an-archists." This shocks many people, who have been fooled by "The Biggest Government Lie in Human History."

Kevin Craig believes that the world would be better off without "archists." The world would be better off if nobody ran for public office.

So why is Kevin Craig running for Congress?

  • Kevin Craig wants to change the way people think about capitalism, socialism, violence, personal responsibility, and above all, Jesus Christ and the Bible.
  • Kevin Craig has no illusions about winning. Even if he were to get his message in front of the more than 100,000 people who would have to switch their vote in order to change the outcome of the election, most of them don't want to "waste their vote" by not voting for the incumbent, who will almost certainly be re-elected. It would take a "most remarkable interposition of Providence" (to use the words of George Washington after capturing Boston in 1776) to get the necessary number of voters to change their vote.
  • Even if this dramatic change in popular electoral sentiment were to occur, a legal challenge would doubtless be initiated the day after Election Day to keep Kevin Craig from taking the oath of office, on the same grounds used to deny him a license to practice law in the State of California.
  • Kevin Craig would demand the right to take an explicitly Christian oath of office, a demand not likely to be granted.
  • If all these unlikely factors were to fall in place, and Kevin Craig were to assume office, it would be an almost frightening challenge: to hold political office and still be a Christian. Can it be done? "I'll cross that bridge when I come to it," he answers.

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