Jan 12, 2012

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Why I Hate Religion, but Love Jesus

Why I Hate Religion, but Love Jesus

Let me know what you think!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IAhDGYlpqY&w=600]

  1. I really think that I agree with this poem on most points. Several interesting things mentioned. For example, “The church is a museum for the godly vs a hospital for the sick.” I’ve heard this before and it truly is the way it was meant to be. Jesus, himself said that he didn’t come for the healthy, but for the sick. I’ve had people tell me that they didn’t think they could come to church because they didn’t have their life fixed yet. How sad. Where did they get that idea? They couldn’t tell me, only that it was what they always thought. The second question I wanted to comment on was “If Jesus came to your church, would they let Him in?” Think about that for a minute. How long would it take Jesus to start irritating people with His direct truths about how we are living our lives. We say we love Jesus, but haven’t offered to help the single mother who is always late to church. We say we love Jesus, but haven’t mentioned Him to anyone in our workplace in the last 20 years of being there. We say we love Jesus, but are unwilling to allow him into our checkbook. We say we love Jesus, but haven’t been willing to allow Him into our lives more than skin deep. We say we love Jesus, but have lust, greed, and malice running through our minds daily. I don’t think it would be too long before some started to ask why he was left in. Are we ready to really allow Jesus into our hearts and take control of our lives? The process is painful, but isn’t that why we are called to “die to ourselves?”

    • I agree the most judgemental people
      I know are the rightous ones and the “religious ones. They certainly are not loving. It must be awful to be perfect. I will always be a work in progress. Thank heaven it is Jesus who will judge us.

  2. There have been several articles on the Christian Post the last couple of days about this video, questioning some of what was said in this video and the way it was said. The response to the criticism by the man in the above video was on the Christian Post today. What an amazing example of humility and a desire to honor God and grow in the faith, above all else. It is such a great example of how we should respond when other Christians see a reason for concern in what we may be saying or doing and “rebuke” us in love.
    http://www.christianpost.com/news/jefferson-bethke-humbled-by-critique-of-his-why-i-hate-religion-but-love-jesus-video-67308/

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