If you are looking for answers to which political party you should belong to from the Bible then I am sure you will have a hard time finding them. I have been so confused on this issue since I was raised to believe in mostly republican politics because of their stance on issues such as abortion. I never considered that they were so harsh on the less advantaged people in the United States.
Poverty in the United States has taken on a new form in the last few decades. There are fewer typical middle class jobs and more of those jobs are being eliminated every day. These are the jobs that held up the idea that anyone can make it if they work hard enough. The men and women that are being laid off are not skilled and end up working at or under the poverty level in new jobs. The face of poverty is changing and we are long overdue for change in system that sets families up to fail. Let me give you an example; you are a single mother receiving government assistance with child care expenses, you work hard and eventually receive a raise, if the raise is too much you may be forced to not only pay the amount of your raise but extra for your child care. If this mother was somehow managing to pay her other bills she is now going to be worse off than she was before she earned her raise.
The price of everything is rising rapidly and those who live on fixed incomes are being left behind. Our seniors who thought that they had enough for retirement are finding out that they canít make it. Families who once lived a relatively comfortable life are still working the same jobs but find they have to cut corners. I donít believe that Democrats have the answer either, but I think that Jesus does. Jesus was kind and compassionate to the poor and oppressed and throughout the New Testament we are taught to strive to be more like Jesus. Jesus spoke of taking care of those who are less advantaged not blaming them or judging their morals based on their income. I donít have a solution that we can incorporate into the legal system, nor do I claim to have a quick fix, but I believe if all churches and all Christians were to unite in this one area, to reduce poverty substantially we could have a great impact. We really could make a difference and improve the quality of life for many people.
Jesus may not be a "Republican," but the fact of the matter is that the political/theological views of many Republicans are in line with what Jesus would approve of. Do you really think Jesus would approve of "gay marriage" and "homosexual rights" like many Democrats? I think not! In fact, I KNOW not. So if Jesus is not a Republican, He certainly is much less a Democrat.
Jesus was concerned with the poor, but that is not all He was concerned with. He was more concerned about the morals of people and the sin that seperated them from God. If we remove the sin problem, the poverty problem would naturally be dealt with by those who were changed by Jesus. Man has a heart problem, not a political party problem. Some of the richest people in the world are spiritually poor. Jesus came to give us mainly spiritual riches. Let's not forget that.