Jesus would have made a horrible politician.
Had Jesus been a politician, the first person he would have needed to hire would have been a public relations expert. Why? Because Jesus was a walking public relations nightmare.
For one thing, he was politically incorrect. He didn’t excuse immorality as a product of low self-esteem. He called it sin.
Instead of pandering to the crowd, he challenged and provoked them.
He was compassionate to the unpopular, and uncompromising toward the powerful.
To ears both then and now, he would say things that sounded both intolerant and exclusive. There is no better example than this one: “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).
Jesus doesn’t offer himself as an alternative path to God or even the best path to God. He claims to be the ONLY path to God.
Is this true? Does it matter if you believe Jesus?