In many ecclesial circles, Jesus has been seen as a quietistic personal Savior who offers individuals forgiveness of sins, a close relationship with a loving God and assurance of heaven. To be sure, he still offers salvation to those individuals who confess faith in his name, but he also serves as the spokesperson for a platform of "family values," capitalist economics and a strong national defense policy.
Which Jesus? Beverly Roberts Gaventa; Richard B Hays The Christian Century; Nov 4, 2008; 125, 22; Docstoc pg. 27
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