This was taken by permission from another Jesus myspace page, www.myspace.com/mark15_2. It has been modified to fit this specific page.
With over 270,000 people who claim Jesus as their friend, I thought I would compose the main philosophy behind this page. I offer this as an informational piece to answer any questions that you may have. Additional questions are always welcome, but answers may not come.
WHY this page was made:
This page was created so that you could add Jesus to your friends list, or better yet, for you to place Jesus in your top as a way of telling the world that Jesus is my friend. This is not MY personal myspace page. I have my own. This page is not a graven image or an idol anymore than a cross necklace is, or the Christian fish or any other picture of Christ. Think of this page as a web sanctuary where Christ resides. This is YOUR opportunity to be a witness to the world. Use this page as a tool to share your faith and encourage one another.
In the picture section, Jesus can be seen as mere representations of the worlds interpretation of our Savior.
I am not responsible for the comments left by others, nor can I speak for their intentions. My hope is that these people are not praying to me or praying to myspace. The way I see it is this is a blank bulletin board where people can testify publicly on the web to the saving grace and love that is Jesus.
I do not think it is right to respond with Jesus' voice. Yes, you can send comments to this box, but replies will rarely be given. People who send personal stuff to the email box, I assume that they understand that it is read by a real person of flesh and blood. I will do my best to pray for people if they ask for prayer, but I do so as myself, and not as our risen Lord.
The TOP 8/12/16/24:
Jesus has no "favorite" people. The Top Friends consist of organizations and people who do their part to act like Christ in the world, to be an inspiration to those who view their page. Please do not ask to be added to the top friends.
No, I am not some kid with nothing better to do. This is not a page for me or my identity or glory. Think of this as my own painting of Christ and I have left my signature off to give glory to Christ. But let me address some of the concerns this page has brought up.
"Jesus would never have a myspace." (or) "Jesus does not approve of myspace."
I dont believe that. And I don't believe Christians should pull out of myspace just because it had bad press. I find it funny that Jesus would never have a myspace, but the commentator does! If Jesus would never have a myspace or approve of it, why do you have one? Are you not his follower? Remember what you do and say, says something about the God you worship. Jesus used popular culture to express His message. Jesus was real and He was relevant. We no longer minister to shepherds and fisherman, it is time to allow God's true message to be used in the year that we live and proclaim it to the audience of today.
"Do you try to make people believe you ARE Jesus on myspace?"
No. I do not believe I am Jesus. I am sane. Yes, I have other things to do. I am not pretending to be Jesus in any fashion. I assure you, I am not nuts.
"Jesus is colorless. He was sent by God to remind us of GOD." or "Jesus was not a white man..." or "Jesus was not black."
While I cant say I agree with your theology. Jesus defiantly HAD a color on Earth, and since I believe Christ is still alive and sits at the right hand of God, I can only assume he still carries his original appearance. Jesus was Jewish and more than likely of Middle Eastern descent. Jesus was not sent as a reminder of God, He IS God (John 1:1) Jesus was sent as a representation of God. Jesus is the prophesied son of man (Dan 7). He is LORD, He is Savior, and He is God.
If you trace Jesus' ancestry through the bible, you will see that Jesus had a wide and diverse blood line. Jesus does not belong to any one color, he only belongs to one race….humanity.
"Why isnt there any more of Jesus message or perhaps some doctrine on the Church He established?"
Well, for one, how would a myspace page do that justice? I mean scores of books have been written, thousands of sermons preached, how does all of that get compressed into a single myspace page? This website is a doorway or a bulletin board, or a painting of something so much grander, it should be up to those seeking out Jesus to go deeper with their questions and faith. Would we like to see people seek out their local church to further facilitate their questions and wonderment? Of course, do we believe there is more to the gospel message than what is presented here? Of course. This page is not the end all-end all to the Christian faith, nor does it make that claim.
"Why does it say that Jesus lives in Israel?."
I have to select one of the drop down options.
"Why does it say Jesus is a capricorn?"
Once again, for the profile I have to select something. I can't make the profile "ageless." Yes, I know that Jesus was NOT born on December 25th, yes I know that date was chosen to align with the Roman God of the Sun. So, no matter what date we choose, it will still be wrong, so why not be "traditionally" wrong?
And for those of you who wonder why it says Jesus is a Capricorn – that is something myspace does to everyone's profile – even you! Regardless of the birthday you enter, everyone's zodiac sign appears on their profile. Yes, I am sure Jesus did not follow his horoscope or Indo-European astrology.
"God's son's name is not Jesus, but Immanuel (meaning God is with us)"
You are right, but this is actually only one of Jesus' several titles actually, to be more accurate, Jesus true "Hebrew name" would sound more like "Yeshua" which was the same name as Joshua (since Christ also leads us into a promised land)
Whatever happened to "Thou shall worship no other idol before me?" doesn't this go completely against the Bible you hold so dear?
While maybe on the outside this looks like idolatry, it can only be an idol if it is something we put in God's place. In other words, this web site would have to be more important in my life, or the lives of these commentators, then our risen Lord. I think people are just afraid of thinking that we can worship God with the internet. The internet has always been a "bad place" but it does not have to be that way. We can use any earthly expression to worship God.
"I'd hate for you to wind-up in Hell.."
Hell is only for those people who have rejected God and rejected his message of salvation. I've done a lot of worse things in my life then set up a myspace page that I could be sent to hell for. It's a common misunderstanding that we are sent to hell for things that we do. God does not send people to hell for what they do. I am no more a better person, or less of a sinner than you are. We all screw up, we all sin, we all fall short…. If it were solely up to things that we did, none of us would be worthy of grace.
"It's not nice to imitate the Lord..."
Actually, I disagree with you I think we should all try to imitate our Lord.
"Why didn't my comment get posted/Why didn't you write me back?"
I generally won't write back to people, I don't want to use this page as a medium for my own voice or opinions, this is not about me. Your post probably didn't get posted for one of a few reasons: your post was an advertisement for your website or product, your post contained harsh language or your profile picture displayed immodest clothing.
I am not trying to "edit" anyone, but I have to consider the wide audience of people who visit this site, and this should be a safe and "clean" place for everyone, so I will do my best to keep it that way.
Any new and further questions or concerns will certainly be added to this as time goes by, but hopefully this addresses your inquiries.