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He would disapprove of "christians" who use "christianity" to put down other people. 2yr ago from a Democrat in Vista, CA.
There are more than 13000 sects of Christianity in this Country today. Most do NOT follow the actual teachings and words of Jesus Christ, who never put anyone down or ask that we follow him(He asked only that we follow the one God of us all, regardless of our race, ethnicity, life style, or gender that we might enjoy a better life. Today's evangelical, in particular, but including even some of those old line denominations, seem more intent on promoting their own agendas than promoting his actual teachings, which will come to haunt them. Shortly after they have gasps that last breath. 2yr ago from a Democrat in Lawnside, NJ.
It is only required of a Christian to believe that Jesus is the son of God. He would be sad to see our behavior but forgive us. 2yr ago from a Republican in Keystone, SD.
Jesus would be sickened by the attacks on Christianity. 2yr ago from a Republican in Kearney, NE.
Most of what calls itself "christianity" today cant be related to Jesus or his teachings. So called "Liberation Theology" is not christian at all but rather Socialism wrapped up to look "christian". 2yr ago from a Republican in Elmira, NY.
Too vague, define "Modern Christianity". 2yr ago from a Republican in Vancouver, WA.
He would care less about religious beliefs, and more about their actions and what's in their hearts. 2yr ago from a Libertarian in Centreville, VA.
Jesus Christ would forgive the world for its current and past sins, and call for a renewal of peace and love and belief in God. 2yr ago from a Republican in Coronado, CA.
He would disapprove of how some aspects of modern christianity are practiced. 2yr ago from a Green in Havana, FL.
Depends on the Christians he meets. 2yr ago from a Republican in Fleming Island, FL.
It all depends. Christianity after 2 millennium is certainly different. I would think he'd understand the changes and feel sympathetic to all while still giving a concrete belief system to all. 2yr ago from a Republican in Carrollton, TX.
Religion is a private matter; has not place in a political poll (would answer differently if this were a theological or philosophical survey). 2yr ago from a Green in Alexandria, LA.
I don't believe in the supernatural, but if Jesus did exist and is the good that he is stated to be, he would not approve. 2yr ago from a Green in Hayward, CA.
Modern Christianity is a multi-faceted entity that takes into its 'flock' those who practice Christianity on a personal life values basis and those who follow more closely the tenets of their particular church. The corporate nature of Christianity today He would find reprehensible almost Phariseeiac but would welcome those of us who practice with our souls the goal of self improvement and ties to others. 3mon ago from a Democrat in Claremont, CA.
It is scientifically impossible for a dead person to come back to life...especially being dead for over 2000 years (if he even existed). 3mon ago from a Green in Batavia, NY.
Who are we to judge how Jesus would react?. 3mon ago from a Democrat in Denver, CO.
Jesus was a Zealot Jew, not a Christian. He would be aghast at Christianity. 3mon ago from a Democrat in Batavia, NY.
Only if Tim Tebow is playing for the Broncos. 3mon ago from a Democrat in Mesa, AZ.
Jesus isn't judging religion he is judging the hearts of mankind. 3mon ago from a Republican in Houston, TX.
He probably wouldn't come back and, if he did, he'd have to laugh at the divisiveness within "Christianity" and would be appalled at horror of Islam and the way it makes a mockery of religion. 3mon ago from a Republican in Watchung, NJ.
This will also forever be a conflict in our modern society. Back in the day, Christianity was far different than what it is today. No matter the argument, Jesus came to save the undeserving; the sinners, and all who call him father and accept them into their heart inherit the kingdom of heaven. As long as we are worshiping Jesus as our father, our perfect savior, and our guidance, I think that He would bypass the fact that Christianity has changed a little bit over the years. 3mon ago from a Republican in Norcross, GA.
The teachings of Christianity vary even within the same denomination. For example, some Christians are very supportive of LGBT,etc. equality while others support more "traditional" values. There's not a consistent belief of modern day Christianity (that wasn't consistent before) for Jesus to pass judgement on. 3mon ago from a Green in Tomball, TX.
Better question: Would the prophet Mohammad approve or disapprove of modern Islam?. 3mon ago from a Libertarian in Shelton, CT.
When grouping all Christians into a group based upon the beliefs most portrayed by the media, then he would disapprove of modern Christianity. 3mon ago from a Green in Mountain Park, GA.
Questions about Christianity submitted by atheistic Persians do not rise to the level of a response. The more relevant question is, would Mohammad approve of the slaughtering of innocent Christians by Muslims... 3mon ago from a Republican in World Golf Village, FL.
It depends upon what is meant by "modern Christianity." All true Christians who seek to be imitators of Christ in their lives and are living out their faith through their actions would certainly receive Jesus' approval. 3mon ago from a Republican in College Station, TX.
There are millions of fine Christian people in the world. Major religious organizations have, in many ways, lost their purpose by becoming too involved in social aspects of government and rule making rather than looking for the well-being of their flocks souls. None are perfect, but Christianity is still the only true belief that will get any of us to Heaven. 3mon ago from a Republican in Spokane, WA.
Jesus almost certainly never existed. But in this hypothetical case - YES! He would be appalled by the ignorant, close-minded, judgmental nature of too many self-professed "Christians.". 3mon ago from a Democrat in Braintree Town, MA.
What is modern Christianity anyway?. 3mon ago from a Republican in El Monte, CA.
I think he would be proud of how good a lot of people are, but be heartbroken over the evil that still exists. 3mon ago from a Republican in Lexington-Fayette, KY.
If he saw the homelessness and the hunger and the meanness and the hurting in body and spirit, if Jesus came to the United States and saw how top 5% live in comparison to those in a lowly estate, Jesus would maybe cry or maybe be angry but he surely would wonder why we call ourselves a Christian nation. 3mon ago from a Democrat in Los Angeles, CA.
Christianity in general is OK, he would disapprove of hurting, judging, condemning, and essentially not helping people. 3mon ago from a Democrat in Madison, WI.
He'd do what he always did to people: love them, heal them and speak true words to them. He'd have his work cut out though. 3mon ago from a Democrat in Lansing, MI.
Formal religion has been one the the main sources of suffering on this planet since it first originated thousands of years ago. Millions of people have died in the name of religion. The human race needs to discard it's ancient superstitious beliefs. I believe in a higher power but it human beings who made God in man's image and not the other way around. 3mon ago from a Republican in Alafaya, FL.
This is unanswerable as there is no uniform "Christianity" for Christ to approve of or disapprove of, and adding denominations does not resolve the problem. Jesus is and always will be subversive to all forms of cultural environments. 3mon ago from a Democrat in Weymouth Town, MA.
Jesus is a fictional character. 3mon ago from a Constitution in Gadsden, TN.
He as would Mohamed wholly disapprove of the way two of the world most prominent religions have lied and killed in their names. 3mon ago from a Democrat in Edgewood, NM.
Overall it's better than it used to be, still not perfect. 2yr ago from a Green in Seattle, WA.