When people think of Christianity today, they think of Evangelical, or nondenominational, Christianity. Evangelical Christianity, which was brought to the mainstream by Calvary Chapel, is associated with many things: Megachurches, televised preachers who are known for their extreme wealth and scandals, coffee shops inside the churches, and most notably, an extremely conservative doctrine. Not just socially conservative, like the Catholic Church, but all around conservative. But how much of this goes hand in hand with the true teachings of Jesus Christ?
These Evangelical churches preach a doctrine that's identical to that of the Republican party. Anti abortion, anti gay rights, pro Israel, pro gun, pro tax cuts for the wealthy, anti environmentalism, pro war, etc. Here's some quotes from Jesus himself:
"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
"And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God."
"And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these."
Do ANY of these verses fit the Republican party platform at all? The Republican party is notorious for tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, while funding their wars, which have corrupt motives, by cutting programs that our neediest citizens rely on. And their strong stance against gay rights hardly qualifies as peacemaking or loving your neighbor as yourself. Jesus said nothing about abortion or gay marriage, yet chased the bankers out of the temple and told the rich man to sell all of his possessions to the poor. A common argument from Evangelicals is that Jesus preached giving to the poor individually, not having the government do it. While that's true, he didn't preach against it either, and it doesn't justify the Republican party being the main culprit of the ever-increasing wealth gap, as the GOP congress pressured Bill Clinton into repealing the Glass Steagall act, which was a major contributor to the Great Recession. By voting for Republicans in every election, Evangelical Christians are supporting the very things Jesus preached against.
The conservative doctrine in the Bible is in Paul's books and the Old Testament. When Jesus was alive, Paul was one of the Pharisees, which were the religious extremists at that time, and known as Saul of Tarsus, and the God of the Old Testament, Jehovah/Yahweh, is the central focus of Judaism. As commonly known, Zionist Jews, the most notable being the Rothschild family, are at the top of the Illuminati pyramid. Judaism temples worship on Saturday, or SatURNday. Jesus was the "Sun" of God, and it's no coincidence that Christianity, Catholicism, Mormonism, and any religion that worships Jesus worships on SUNday. The main message preached by Jesus is love, while the main message preached in the Old Testament and in Paul's books is authoritarianism, which is prevalent in today's society, and that is no accident. It doesn't get any more authoritarian than "follow the doctrine, or else you'll burn in Hell for eternity".
The sooner Christianity moves away from the authoritarian doctrines and more towards Jesus' true message, which is unconditional love for everyone, the better its image will be.