Several people have mentioned Jerry Boykin’s statement that Jesus will literally return as a warrior, but with a figurative sword, an AR-15. But the picture above which Scott Paeth shared gets at the heart of the matter, with the obvious disconnect between the words attributed to Jesus and the weapon he is holding. (Benjamin Corey’s post also contains some interesting pictures of a similar sort).
I remember the reaction when I blogged about the SNL skit Djesus Uncrossed, which depicted Jesus returning violently. How can this possibly be offensive satire, and yet what Jerry Boykin has said be a reasonable view for a Christian to hold? Both cannot be true at the same time, can they?