Why I Ask WDJD & Not WWJD

by ShaunKing on August 16, 2010 · 6 comments

What would Jesus do (WWJD?) is not a terrible question.  The problem with it is that when political conservatives ask it, they get conservative answers.  When political liberals ask the same question, they get liberal answers.

The answer sends you down a subjective rabbit hole too informed by culture and ideology instead of Jesus.

The question I ask myself in life and as I lead Courageous Church is…

What DID Jesus Do? (WDJD?)  We have a record of that. It’s not so subjective.  I then try the best I can to duplicate what Jesus did in.  Pretty simple I think.

  • http://johnnylaird.net Johnny Laird

    Good way to look at it, Shaun.

    Appreciate your insight.


  • http://www.swordofgoliath.blogspot.com LaVonne Harmon

    Thank you. What "would" Jesus do always results in an answer that is personal opinion or preference. What "did" Jesus do leads us to the example that He set for us to imitate. Very simple.

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  • justindbaker

    Just now read this. Awesome! Glad I'm not the only one who dislikes when political polarization interferes with the example that Christ lived for us.

  • http://Ryanwakefield.com Ryan

    Here is another angle, WIJD? What is Jesus doing? Where is He leading and what is He calling us to do? This question obviously needs to be based on WDJD?

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