Would Jesus be employable - page 7

Lets say Jesus Christ was on earth today ,he went to school and became a nurse,and had the same attitude towards life that he ,apparently had 2000 years ago. Would he be employable? Or would he make... Read More

  1. by   janis9799
    I think Jesus would be highly useful in a health care setting. Just think, he would cut costs. If Jesus were on the job he could just go around healing people, without meds, machines, docs...etc. He would just have to lay His hands on them. So I think Jesus would not only make it, but he would be SUPER NURSE.
  2. by   ohbet
    Gomer,Jesus was not God and is not God. He never refered to himself as God,although much is made of the book of "John",a very late addition to the NT,to interpret him as divine.
    I dont know about Brothers Karamazov but as a christian I will not sacrifice my rationality for my religion and to believe Jesus was a God,is a God,would be doing that. We need not give up being critical to be christian,or religious,or spiritual or whatever you want to call belief in a transcendent reality,the experience of that reality and the consequent behavior issuing from that experience of the ultimate.
  3. by   LasVegasRN
    Okay, I'm confused.

    Maybe it is a secular thing, but I thought Christianity was based on two essential things:

    1. The belief that Christ rose from the dead

    2. The holy trinity: God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, being all the same.

    I fully understand that I could be getting this all confused having studied the catechism but raised Baptist and getting all my Old Testament knowledge from the rabbi across the street.
  4. by   ohbet
    LasVegasRN,
    being a Christian,Christianity, is not about belief in dogma,creed or catechism[sp?] of the church. Being a christian is about believing that the historical person Jesus was resurrected by God,faith,and that by following Jesus example ,we too have hope of eternal life,a hope that can provide life ultimate meaning no matter what fate may befall us.
  5. by   debyan
    The holy trinity was explained to me,waaaay back when I was in of all things a christian college. I was told that it was like an egg that as in an egg there is the yolk, the white and the shell three separate things but still one. Now that talk about Jesus raising the dead, I am not sure that would be within his scope of practice. He may just loose his license and have to return to carpentry deb
  6. by   LasVegasRN
    Originally posted by ohbet
    LasVegasRN,
    being a Christian,Christianity, is not about belief in dogma,creed or catechism[sp?] of the church. Being a christian is about believing that the historical person Jesus was resurrected by God,faith,and that by following Jesus example ,we too have hope of eternal life,a hope that can provide life ultimate meaning no matter what fate may befall us.
    No, no, I'm talking about the basis of which Christianity is founded upon. Isn't it founded on the belief that Christ rose from the dead and the Holy Trinity? That's my question. Because I thought belief in the Holy Trinity states that Jesus Christ, God and the Holy Spirit are one and the same.
  7. by   pkmom
    wow, the Trinity is a complicated thing for many to understand. Romans says "your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus who being in very nature God did not consider equality with God something to be grasped....." that says a lot to me. BTW did anyone make the correction that it was Peter who cut off the soldiers ear.
    I tend to agree with those who say Jesus would be a super nurse. He'd be the least expensive healer for sure!
  8. by   Lausana
    To answer the question--Yes, I believe true believers would know that Jesus was the real thing...people did that very thing 2000 years ago just by seeing and hearing of what he had had said or done, and every Christian since has believed in him just by faith, so if we were to meet him today I don't think there would be any question. I don't think we'd meet a man who was perfect anywhere else so that might be a tip off that this man was for real!
  9. by   live4today
    Originally posted by ohbet
    Lets say Jesus Christ was on earth today ,he went to school and became a nurse,and had the same attitude towards life that he apparently had 2000 years ago.
    Would he be employable? Or would he make such a fuss when he saw the cost cutting at patients expense and the injustice of the health care system and the discrepancy of care bet/ those with money vs those without,that he would simply not be employable.

    ........................do you find yourself making compromises
    between your efforts to follow Jesus' example in your daily life and the need to survive and be employable?
    In answer to your first question: Jesus had one specific reason for coming to Earth. He came, He did what He was ordained to do by His Father God, and He returned to God...straightforward as that with no side tracking in His life. Jesus was very focused on what His mission was, and He spent not one bit of energy outside that mission for which I am eternally grateful. So, no...regardless of when He would have been born, His mission would have been the same, therefore He would NOT have been "employable as a nurse" or anything other than the job His Father gave Him to do...which HE did so superbly well!

    In answer to your second question: I have never compromised my efforts or beliefs to follow Jesus' example in my daily life just to survive or be employable. I cannot live separate from my Father's Divine Order for me. If I had to choose between serving God or man, I would always serve God and pray for the man who would expect me to do otherwise.

    Nighty night from Dover Air Force Base, Delaware!
    Last edit by live4today on Nov 8, '02
  10. by   Rustyhammer
    This is getting pretty heavy.
    -R
  11. by   Lausana
    I thought that after I posted my last post earlier...sigh... but I was just answering an asked question Guess it should go back to the Jesus being a nurse thought
    Wise dad to the rescue
  12. by   ohbet
    LasVegas,the basis of Christianity is Jesus Christ himself and the decisive thing about being a Christian is trying ,as far as this is posible for human nature,to imitate Jesus.The ultimate criterion of a persons Christian spirit is not theory,such as the Triniy,but practice ;not how he thinks of teachings,the trinity,dogmas,the trinity but how he acts in ordinary life.
    Now about this Trinity,an idea which can be scarcely understood by modern men and women and which is a doctrine created by the early church,which might have made sense back then,but is non-sensical now.
  13. by   rncountry
    Vegas, the idea of Trinity is a hard one to understand, no matter what. In the Fourth century Bishops gathered in Nice, Italy to put the Trinity into a framework that would be understandable as well as to hopefully heal the split between West and East. As most know that hope was not to be. However the Nicene Creed is said in thousands of churches around the world every Sunday. Primarily Catholic and Episcopal churches. I am going to post it and maybe that will help a bit. It may not, but it is a important part of services for millions of people.

    The Nicene Creed
    We believe in one God,
    the Father, the Almighty,
    maker of heaven and earth,
    of all that is, seen and unseen.

    We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
    the only Son of God,
    eternally begotten of the Father,
    God from God, Light from Light,
    true God from true God,
    begotten, not made,
    of one Being with the Father.
    Through him all things were made.
    For us and for our salvation
    he came down from heaven:
    by the power of the Holy Spirit
    he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
    and was made man.
    For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
    he suffered death and was buried.
    On the third day he rose again
    in accordance with the Scriptures;
    he ascended into heaven
    and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
    He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
    and his kingdom will have no end.

    We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
    who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
    With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
    He has spoken through the Prophets.
    We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
    We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
    We look for the resurrection of the dead,
    and the life of the world to come. Amen.


    This version is what us Episcopalians say. I don't believe the Catholic version is any different, though I may be wrong.

    Would Jesus make a good nurse? Absolutely.

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