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What would Jesus drive?

Updated on April 12, 2013

What would Jesus Drive?

WWJD - What Would Jesus Drive? During His time on earth, He walked or rode a donkey. But what if He was here today? What would He drive?. Some people claim He would drive something like a VW Bus or a Prius - I don't think so. The King of Kings driving a crappy econo-box? Give me a break! While the Bible doesn't give a specific answer to the the question of what Jesus would drive, it does provide some clues. This is amazing for a Book that was written almost 2000 years before the automobile was even invented.

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Would Jesus Drive a Plymouth Fury? - Scripture leaves no doubt that He did...

Would Jesus drive a Plymouth Fury?
Would Jesus drive a Plymouth Fury?

Some people site a Bible passage that supposedly says "God drove Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden in a Fury." However, I've searched several versions of the Bible (Bible Gateway is great for this) and I can find no such passage. The verse they are probably referencing is Genesis 3:24, which reads "After he drove them out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life." Although it is clear from the text that the Lord used some sort of vehicle to remove Adam and Eve from the garden, the word Fury is not used.

The actual Bible verse that tells us the Lord did indeed drive a Plymouth Fury is Jeremiah, chapter 32. Verse 37 reads "Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, whither I have driven them in mine anger, and in my Fury, and in great wrath; and I will bring them again unto this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely:" This passage leaves no doubt that the Lord did in fact drive a Fury.

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Study Bibles - I made this page in fun, but seriously...

A good study Bible makes it easier to study Scripture. My favorite is the Ryrie Study Bible. I've also used the Zondervan and Thompson Chain Reference Study Bibles, but the Ryrie just works better for me.

Would He Drive a Dodge Ram? - When the terrain requires, the Lord drives a 4x4...

Exodus 19:13 "He shall surely be stoned or shot with arrows; not a hand is to be laid on him. Whether man or animal, he shall not be permitted to live.' Only when the Ram's horn sounds a long blast may they go up to the mountain."

The context here is the Lord appearing to the Israelites on Mt. Sinai. They are not to go up the mountain until the Lord signals that it's OK. The signal He chose to use was the horn of His Dodge Ram (the text doesn't say, but I'm sure it had a Hemi). I think it is safe to say the Lord was clearly driving a Dodge Ram in this passage. Dodge sold several models under the Ram name, and although this passage does not specify which model the Lord was driving, the mountainous terrain as well as the sand He was likely to encounter in the desert leads me to conclude it was a 4 wheel drive pickup. Another thing supporting this conclusion is the fact there were no paved roads at the time.

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1993 Geo Storm
1993 Geo Storm

Would He Drive a Tempest or Storm?

Psalm 83 provides some insight...

Psalm 83:15 is very clear: "so pursue them with your Tempest and terrify them with your Storm."

It just can't get any clearer than that; the Lord in fact does drive a Pontiac Tempest when pursuing His enemies, and a Geo Storm when He wants to terrify them. What isn't clear from the passage is why His enemies would be terrified by a Storm. The stock engine only put out 108 or 115 hp (depending on the specific model) and the Storm was never known for brutal performance. It was built by Mitsubishi though, and perhaps the Lord's Storm had a turbo'd engine with heavy boost. Perhaps the Lord is just able to intimidate His foes with His superior driving skills. It could be a combination. Since the Bible doesn't say how the Lord terrifies His enemies with His Storm, any conjecture on our part is pure speculation.

Would He Drive an Accord?

The answer is in the Book of Acts...

Acts 2:1 tells us "And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one Accord in one place."

While the reference to the Honda Accord is perfectly clear, the book of Acts was written about events that occurred after Jesus ascended into Heaven. So, while it is certain the Apostles had an Accord (which they apparently shared) this passage gives us no evidence that Jesus himself drove an accord. Possible to be sure; we just don't know.

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I Hope You Enjoyed This Lens

I hope you enjoyed this lens. If you want to really learn about Jesus, I strongly encourage you to get a Bible and start reading it. My favorite version is the New International because it's very readable and is one of the more accurate translations. The New King James version is pretty good too. If you don't have a Bible and don't want to buy one, you can read the Bible online for free at Bible Gateway. They have many different versions of the Bible available, site navigation is easy, and they have an excellent search facility. In fact, even if you already have a Bible they're worth checking out.

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