This started out as a well-meaning wristband, but quickly took on a life of its own. You have people who slap this slogan on the pet cause du jour, from stem cell research and global warming to vegan cuisine and abortion on demand. Many people who now mouth this slogan couldn’t name the four gospels.
Recently, some nullifidians have joined the bandwagon by quoting this slogan back to Christians.
It’s funny how so many unbelievers think they’re experts on Christian ethics. They constantly try to hold Christians to unscriptural standards, then scream “hypocrisy”! if we don’t live up to their pseudo-Christian criteria.
How would I answer that question? Simple. If I were Jesus, I could give you an answer, but since I’m not, I don’t know the answer.
To put my words in his mouth is a blasphemous exercise. So I’m not going to tell you what Jesus would do. And you’re in no position to tell me what Jesus would do.
WWJD? is not a Christian code of conduct. The question we need to ask ourselves isn’t, “What would Jesus do?” but, “What did Jesus do?” and “What will Jesus do?”
To speculate on what Jesus would do is, at best, mock piety, and, at worst, a pretext to forge his signature beneath our personal agenda.
Many people who toss this slogan around are far more interested in what Jesus would do—meaning, what they would do if they could play Jesus for a day, and Jesus was just like one of them—than they are in what he has actually done (as the Savior), and what he’s going to do in the future (as the Judge).
One thing I would do is to throw away the wristband and open the Bible.