Former Arkansas Gov. and GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee has slammed left-wing activist Shaun King for his call to destroy representations of Jesus Christ, following the destruction of statues all across America.
John 15:18-19 KJV – “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.”
“To somehow hate Jesus is to hate the one person in the entire history of the planet who lived the perfection of God, because he was God in human flesh,” said Huckabee on Fox News yesterday.
Shaun King, a leading voice in the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, best known for claiming to be half-black despite both parents on his birth certificate being listed as white, declared Monday that statues, murals, and stained-glass windows depicting Jesus as white should be taken down for being “form[s] of white supremacy,” meant to be “tools of oppression” and “racist propaganda.”
Huckabee, who has also been a pastor, countered, “To say that in any way Jesus is a symbol of white anything is absurd. In part because Jesus wasn’t a white guy, he was a Middle Easterner, and probably had more olive skin than he did white skin.”
“It has to be one of the most unbelievable things I’ve ever heard,” he continued. “First of all, if someone would study Jesus, they would find that he was the ultimate person who loved the unlovable, who cared for the ones that no one else cared for.”
“He cared about people who were slaves. He cared about people who were prostitutes. He stepped in the path of those who were ready to stone to death the woman caught in adultery. And he was the one who intervened,” he explained.
The former governor of Arkansas predicted that “we’re going to see people who say, ‘We’ve got to get rid of all these images of Jesus, because we don’t want to have any religion.’”
“But here’s the good news for those of us who embrace Jesus,” Huckabee said. “You can take down the images and the art of depicting Jesus, but you can never take the true spirit of Jesus Christ out of the lives of his followers.”
He talked about potential oppression and persecution but pointed out that historically, “the true faith begins to show even more dramatically” in those times.
“It’s because in the midst of darkness, light becomes more obvious. So a little bit of light, the darker it gets, will have a profound effect,” he said.
“I think historically there’s always been a level of hate toward Christianity, because it calls for people to live a life that is different,” Huckabee added.
A life lived based on the principles of the Bible would be “a life of servanthood. That’s not natural. We are naturally, as the Bible would call us, sinners. That doesn’t mean we’re all serial killers.” However, according to Huckabee, the “fundamental thing Jesus taught” was, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
You want to have your home broken into and your stuff stolen? Then don’t do that to somebody else. You want your business burned down? Then don’t burn somebody else’s business down. Do you want to be raped? Don’t rape anybody. That’s how it works. And that’s the Christianity that a lot of people are missing.
Huckabee reminded his viewers of the “Judeo-Christian foundation of our country.”
“Our fundamental rights don’t come from the government,” he emphasized, “because if government gives them, government can take them. They come from God, and we created a government unlike any that’s ever been, whose sole purpose was to protect those God-given rights so that we could live in our personal, individual liberty.”
Harbingers Daily Note:
Although we do not agree with making depictions/images/statues of Heavenly things (Exodus 20:4) including imagery of Jesus Christ, this attack from Black Lives Matter displays a prophesied increase of hostility toward Christians in the last days (2 Timothy 3:8-13). The recent calls from BLM and widespread vandalism of historical statues have many wondering… Is the destruction of the cross going to be next?