God — is not a Democrat, God is not a Republican.
He is neither Independent, Green Party nor Libertarian.
Jesus is not a Liberal, Jesus is not a Conservative.
He is neither a Progressive nor a Fundamentalist.
God is not a: Capitalist, Communist, Socialist, or Imperialist.
He is neither: Expansionist, Nationalist, Constructionist, nor Deconstructionist.
He is not an existentialist, Darwinist and God is definitely not an atheist!
Jesus cares about equality but he is not a feminist. He is the Prince of Peace but he is not an activist. God is not a racist!
Jesus is not — a psychologist, sociologist, philosopher, nor theologian.
He is not a Methodist, Baptist, Catholic nor Presbyterian. Jesus heals but he is not a therapist! He brings change but he is not an anarchist. He is a doctor but he does not have a university degree. The medicine he uses is the Holy Spirit — and he said the truth shall set you free!
He is not a culture, not a power base, not a point of view, not a business, not a book deal; God is definitely not something new. He is not a fantasy, not an archetype, not a manifestation of the mind.
God is love, God is truth; a just judge, God is gracious, and kind.
Jesus is not a label, not a pundit, not a commentator, nor figurehead, He is neither a politician, nor statesman, not a celebrity, not mythical, not dead!
Not a backup plan, not a lame excuse, not a crutch for the naive, not trite. Not a religion, not an organization, not a creed, ceremony nor rite.
He is not a brand name, nor a marketing scheme, not a spokesman nor a fashion trend. Jesus is not a rock star!
Jesus is not a sports hero! He is not a bumper sticker, not a piece of jewelry, not a T-shirt, not a radio station, not a TV channel, not a band, nor a song.
He is the foundation, the goal, the compass, the map, the quest, and the authority on all things, right and wrong.
He is the giver of life — creator of all things — the beginning and the end, all knowing, all powerful, Redeemer, King of Kings, Lord, Savior and friend.
written by Dan Nelson, pastor at Calvary Chapel of the Ojai Valley