Most people assume WWJD is for “What would Jesus do?” But the initials really stand for “What would Jesus drive?”
One theory is that Jesus would tool around in an old Plymouth because “the Bible says God drove Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden in a Fury.”
But in Psalm 83, the Almighty clearly owns a Pontiac and a Geo. The passage urges the Lord to “pursue your enemies with your Tempest and terrify them with your Storm.”
Perhaps God favors Dodge pickup trucks, because Moses’ followers are warned not to go up a mountain “until the Ram’s horn sounds a long blast.”
Some scholars insist that Jesus drove a Honda but didn’t like to talk about it. As proof, they cite a verse in St. John’s gospel where Christ tells the crowd, “For I did not speak of my own Accord.”
Meanwhile, Moses rode an old British motorcycle, as evidenced by a Bible passage declaring, “the roar of Moses’ Triumph is heard in the hills.”
Joshua drove a Triumph sports car with a hole in its muffler: “Joshua’s Triumph was heard throughout the land.” And, following the Master’s lead, the Apostles car-pooled in a Honda: “The Apostles were in one Accord.”
The above piece of motoring doctrine came from here. Though the question has been asked more seriously in the United States – by two separate groups – the Evangelical Environmental Network and a separate coalition of Christian and Jewish groups. (And apparently Chevrolet sponsored a series of Christian rock concerts.) Since then the evangelical Rev Jim Ball has been giving his WWJD verdict on President Obama’s achievements in this area.
When the WWJD question was put to people in Britain – more than half thought Jesus would be touring in a campervan – handy for stopping for impromptu chats and cups or tea – as opposed to a Toyota Prius or a Porsche.
Normal service not quite resumed at Blackwatertown Towers, so thanks for dropping by. Now you can hear the musical version of WWJD – guaranteed not to be to the taste of some visitors. Or you can leave your own thoughts on religiously relevant transport. Please do.
24 responses to “WWJD – What would Jesus…”
I laughed so much, I am now feeling very relaxed. You achieved the requirements of the topic for this week – Relaxation – So go on, and chill!
Oh good – have fixed a shower, fed animals and done some writing – so may now chill over food.
lol you got a belly laugh out of me with this one. 😀
Very happy to oblige.
But what would be your preferred choice of transport for the Big J?
I think his second car would be an Edsel, because he loved the unloved.
Good logic – though I think it would be a Hyundai Pony by your reasoning. I’ve driven two.
No no, it stands for Where Would Jesus Dine? The local takeaway pizza joint, maybe.
The Restaurant At the End of the Universe maybe?
Or I know a good burrito place.
Jesus went into Jerusalem driving a Colt, as it says, “they brought the donkey and the colt”.
It must also be noted that Absalom died while driving a hybrid, as is described in 2 Samuel 18:9.
Very clever – and clever of him to branch out in that way.
At first I was amazed at your in depth knowledge of the Bible and then it dawned on me; you have an intimate relationship with it as you are mentioned many times in it eg the Mighty Waters destroying armies with all there horsemen etc right down to the Quiet Waters that we all want to recline by. Incidentally, you forgot to mention the people carrier, did Jesus, the rover not carry the people with him?
A People Carrier – good suggestion – carries a multitude.
Love this post. “…God drove Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden in a Fury” is my favorite.
May the new year bring you lots of joy and success, Paul.
Blessings ~ Maxi
People have been misinterpreting the Old Testament all this time. A lot of those references to God’s anger actually refer to the kindly deity giving people lifts on their journeys – like a Donegal parish priest who feels he can’t drive past a walker without stopping, no matter how stuffed his car is.
There will be no problems over here. The largest selling car is the Maruti Suzuki with various sub-brands. The Maruti stands for our Monkey God, Hanuman. Before all the new cars landed up in our land, we had Hindustan Ambassadors and Premier Padminis. Some of these are still tootling around. The Ambassador of course could feature in your post if you try hard enough.
Most of the cars mentioned by you are not known here at all. There is hope yet!
You’ll have heard of my first and favourite though – Morris Minor – 4 doors – began black – till I had a mate spray it bright warm yellow. Lovely.
Guaranteed unique and stimulating posts to be found over here on this blog! It’s so nice to know God blessed you with such a great sense of humour that can wrangle a good howl out of Wolfie even when a wasted, stressed out car wreck of a wolfie lol…:)
Sorry to hear that you’re wasted and stressed out – hope your engine is soon growling full-throatedly again.
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That’s pretty funny. Though, I have no thoughts myself on what Jesus would drive. I wonder if He’d have a Jesus fish on His car….
or he might have one of those bumper stickers – subtly reworded – “If you can read this, come even closer unto me.”
Haha love it! Not sure my mum would though….
I won’t tell if you won’t.