It seems that more people are realizing that religion has no real connection with God. Religion is just men trying to connect with God through carnal ways. However, they forget the important part of the equation, and that’s, Jesus Christ. (John 14:6) There is no need for religion, because Jesus Christ provided the path to once again connect with God. I don’t apologize for what I’m about to write – religion is harming the world. It’s useless. It does no good. I hate it. I love the grace that I have through Jesus Christ, and not man created laws through religion. I’m happy to see that a lot more people are getting away from religion to get close to Jesus Christ, and partake in a relationship with God that is rooted in unconditional-love.
You have probably seen this video already on Youtube, but if you haven’t, please watch it:
According to Jefferson Bethke, the person seen in the video spitting up anti-religious words while replacing them with pro-Jesus words, was trying to highlight the “difference between Jesus and false religion. In the scriptures Jesus received the most opposition from the most religious people of his day. At it’s core Jesus’ gospel and the good news of the Cross is in pure opposition to self-righteousness/self-justification. Religion is man centered, Jesus is God-centered. This poem highlights my journey to discover this truth. Religion either ends in pride or despair. Pride because you make a list and can do it and act better than everyone, or despair because you can’t do your own list of rules and feel “not good enough” for God. With Jesus though you have humble confident joy because He represents you, you don’t represent yourself and His sacrifice is perfect putting us in perfect standing with God!” says Bethke.
With 2,408,992 views and certainly counting, it’s a video that has gone viral. But like always, there is opposition, take Mary at Young and Catholic, for example, she states “There’s a reason the doctor prescribes medicine, just like there is a reason God gave us the rules of religion.” Not to tear apart your article Mary, but God never gave us law, he gave us grace and unconditional-love. God’s children are no longer under law, but grace. That doesn’t mean we can continue to live a life of sin, of course not, we now have the ability to do good through Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is our righteousness, which enables us to reign in life. One’s religiosity does not play role. (Galatians 3:24-25, Ephesians 2:8, Romans 5:1-2, Galatians 3, 4, 5.)
If Jesus were alive today he would never support any of the religions we have today, because it goes against the very words he boldly addressed:
“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” – John 14:6 (NIV)