Unbelievable. Listen to what she says about Ted Cruz on CNN:
The video was posted by Newsbusters:
On the 11 January 2016 edition of CNN’s AC360, Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker revealed her own ignorance of Christian teachings, as she targeted Senator Ted Cruz for something “astonishing” he recently said at a campaign stop: “”I don’t think there’s any chance Ted Cruz can win a general — and here’s why….He said…’It’s time for the Body of Christ to rise up and support me.’ I don’t know anyone who takes their religion seriously who would think that Jesus should rise from the grave and resurrect himself to serve Ted Cruz. I know so many people who are offended by that comment.”
Parker went on to assert that “if you want to talk about grandiosity and messianic self-imagery…Ted Cruz makes Donald Trump look rather, sort of, like a gentle little lamb.” The former CNN host also contended, “I don’t see independents falling in line behind Ted Cruz.”
First of all, Christians don’t believe Jesus is dead in the grave. That should have given Parker a clue that she misunderstood Cruz.
Second, “the Body of Christ” is simple a New Testament term for the Church–for Christians.
For example, the Apostle Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 12,
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit. For the body does not consist of one member but of many.
Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. (1 Corinthians 12:12-14, 27; ESV).
And here’s another example from Colossians:
Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church (Colossians 1:24 ESV).
Ted Cruz was simply saying it was time for Christians to support him using traditional Christian language out of the Bible.
Parker should crack it open a few times.
Cruz has defended Christians and there is nothing wrong with him asking Christian citizens to vote for him.