We call upon MPs to ‘Love your enemies and win votes’

Quote Jesus has launched the second phase of its advertising campaign with a series of challenging quotes which call upon politicians to abandon their traditional adversarial approach to campaigning and adopt a more respectful tone. The campaign which uses London buses to advertise the sayings of Jesus’ including, ‘Love your enemies’, ‘He who is without sin cast the first stone’ and ‘Pray for those who persecute you’, aims to provide a striking contrast to the political slogans currently circulating in the media, offering hope to the millions that will see them.

Andrew Selous, Conservative member of parliament for South West Bedfordshire is supporting the campaign. He said; “In a Christian country in which all are welcome, I am pleased we have the freedom to publicise the words of Jesus in this way.”

The advertisements which will also include, ‘Your Kingdom come, Your will be done’, and ‘With God all things are possible’, are now appearing on 75 Routemaster buses around the capital in the run up to the general election on 8 June. In the first phase of the campaign in the weeks leading up to Easter, 6.5 million people in and around London saw a Quote Jesus bus advertising the words of Jesus.

Quote Jesus is the brainchild of businessman, Howard Conder, founder of Revelation TV and a former musician. Howard said; “Jesus wasn’t a politician but he won votes by calling for forgiveness, purity and a love for others. Many people in this generation have seemingly lost hope, both in politicians and in themselves, that change is possible, but the words of Jesus can give us hope.”

Howard added: “To my knowledge Jesus didn’t own a mobile phone, sat nav or iPad. He wasn’t on social media and he wasn’t into taking selfies…yet his words are known around the world and still ring true today, just as much as when he first spoke them over 2,000 years ago.”

Conder said the inspiration for Quote Jesus came from personal experience. “Through my involvement in the music industry I was able to enjoy the trappings of success but the words of Jesus have stayed with me. I want people to experience what I did and understand that there is hope, both for ourselves and for a better world.”

 

Quotes

"Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone" - John 8:7

"Blessed are the peacemakers" - Matthew 5:9

"If you forgive others, God will forgive you" - Matthew 6:14

"Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven" - Matthew 6:10

"With God all things are possible" - Matthew 19:26

"Love your enemies, pray for those who persecute you" - Matthew 5:44

I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, though he dies. - John 11:25

Everyone who lives and believes in me will never die - John 11:26

I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again - John 14:3

Look, I am coming soon! - Revelation 22:12

I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. - John 14:6

In My Father's house there are many mansions. I go and prepare a place for you. John 14:2-3

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