Jesus Is an Anarchist

Guest post by James Redford.

If it were not for Joseph and Mary’s intentional act of defying that which they knew to be king Herod the Great’s will and escaping with baby Jesus from out of Herod’s midst as fugitives to the land of Egypt, then Jesus would have been mercilessly killed, and needless to say, His ministry and the fulfillment of Scripture would have never come about. Thus in the most fundamental of regards, there is a great antagonism from the very start between Jesus and government (to say the least): Jesus was born into the world as a criminal and would latter be killed as a criminal – a criminal as so regarded by the government, that is.
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