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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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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.

What do You Think?

What Would Jesus Drive (WWJD)?

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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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      shewins 4 years ago

      I think he'd drive an old Chevy truck. Just a guess.

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      scoobydooo9r 4 years ago

      I'm pretty sure that he would have had a convertible. From what I know, he really liked the outdoors, and I think he would have appreciated that closer to nature feeling. Great post!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I was convinced he drove a Triumph. Hark the Herald

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      glenbrook 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Wow, your name-calling potty mouth makes you sound SO authoritative - NOT:) I have no doubt that Jesus might choose to drive a European car, but if He did I'm sure he'd pick something other than an over priced, high maintenance, stodgy looking P.O.S. Mercedes. Maybe a Ferrari... H311, even a Beemer would be a better choice than a Mercedes...

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Jesus would drive a Mercedes of course. Do you think The son of god would drive in your shitty american cars no The son of god has style he drive european Mercedes s 600 V12 bi turbo!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      All the Apostles were in one Honda Accord? Now we know where that circus act with a hundred clowns in a little car started.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Jesus would ride a donkey in to town, so WWJD a Ford Mustang. They stop making the dodge colt, ford pinto, and ford bronao. U don't see a donkey with a hard top, so Jesus would drive a convertible mustang.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      a SAAB

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Jesus drove a Honda. He just didn't like to talk about it. Proof: John 12:49: "For I did not speak of my own Accord."

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      JimDickens 5 years ago

      He would drive a bus. Hopefully a big one for all of us.

      Honk if you love Jesus! Text while driving if you want to meet him!

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      Laurel Johnson 5 years ago from Washington KS

      What an interesting lens. Hope I get to find out some day WWJD.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      THE VW bus - you get more people to heaven that way.

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      There's no question "what" he would drive. A Chevy of course.

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      Steve Dizmon 6 years ago from Nashville, TN

      Gotta' go with the Honda Accord. So much peace and togetherness when we are in Accord.

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      glenbrook 6 years ago

      @anonymous: No Way!!! The Prius is what Pharisees would drive.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Toyota Pious! :-)))

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      KarenTBTEN 6 years ago

      Well, I was kind of torn between thinking he might ride a motorcycle and thinking he would need more seats to drive around disciples and sinners. Then I got to thinking how 2,000 years ago, he was a carpenter, but in the modern age he might drive a taxi.

      This was funny.

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      Sabre1000 6 years ago

      I can see Jesus driving the convertible Fury at the top. Arm over the seat back, wrist laid over the steering wheel.

      I LOVE this Lens!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      well, this is what he sounds like.

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      zentao 7 years ago

      Haha great lens. even before I scrolled down I thought it should be a Plymouth fury... so wonderful choice put that on the list

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I believe with all my heart that Jesus, would drive a Harley.

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      Jen 7 years ago from Canada

      Awesome lens:)

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      the777group lm 7 years ago

      @GuyB LM: And then he could have a fight with the Hell's Angels!

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      ideadesigns 7 years ago

      A big red peterbuilt! Good lens!

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      I-sparkle 7 years ago

      So obvious, since the Fury is mentioned first. Excellent lens. Much success in the coming New Year!

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      Crader 7 years ago

      im not sure what he drives,but did you ever hear the song "Would Jesus wear a rolex (on his television show?)"....great lens

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      Paul 7 years ago from Montreal

      Fun lens...according to the band Screaming Blue Messiahs - Jesus Chrysler Drives a Dodge!

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      spritequeen lm 7 years ago

      I'm thinkin' more along the lines of a Chariot of Fire! :-) Great lens!! Thanks for sharing :-)

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      GuyB LM 7 years ago

      Jesus would drive a motorcycle with an empty side car-which would represent that we could ride with him anytime, as long as we wear a helmet and promise to stay seated.

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      callinsky lm 7 years ago

      There is a song I once heard, "Jesus drives a camper van". I think that sounds fitting.

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      Vicki Green 7 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      This is hilarious!