What kind of Christian was Jesus?

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As the contest to be the Republican nominee for President of the United States heats up, liberals and conservatives are arguing over what kind of theology is Biblical, Christian, and even what kind of Christian Jesus is.

Let me make this as short and direct as I can:

Jesus was not a conservative Christian.

Jesus was not a liberal or progressive Christian.

And maybe that makes sense out of the arguments today. One can claim that Ayn Rand, capitalism, tough love, and Christianity go together without having to bump up against the teachings of Jesus, because Jesus never claimed to be a Christian.

The way I read the Bible, Jesus seems to have been more on the social justice and income equality side than many of the teachers of the day.

So maybe that makes Jesus a liberal Jew.

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