Jesus>Religion Video Anti-Biblical Part 2

“Why does it build huge churches but fails to feed the poor?”
Where have you been looking? The largest charitable organizations are all run by Churches. Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Samaritan’s Purse, Salvation Army, and many many more work endlessly to help feed and clothe the poor. The first orphanages were built by Christians. The first hospitals for the poor were built by Christians. They were built by religious. Their churches were also built large, grandiose, and very colorful because most of the people at the time when the Cathedrals were built were illiterate, so it was through pictures that the salvation story was proclaimed along with the Gospel message.

“Tells single moms God doesn’t love them if they ever had a divorce.”
Never, ever, has anyone – in the true spirit of religion – told anyone that God doesn’t love them regardless of their circumstances. We may not agree or may not love them, but never would anyone truly living the religion they taught (Were it Christianity) say that God doesn’t love them. However, many churches and denominations do keep single women from remarrying because of what Christ Himself said in Matthew 15:32, “But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except for the reason of unchastity, makes her commit adultery; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.”

So, don’t go pointing fingers at religion for making divorced women feel unwelcome. Point those fingers at the Savior you profess. He taught it. We just follow it and try not to edit our Savior's words.

“But in the old testament, God actually calls the religious people whores.”
Correction: He calls the unfaithful religious people whores. He calls his people whores when they follow other gods. He never rescinds his desire for a united religion. That is the reason he uses such strong terminology. He is constantly trying to pull them back to Him, back to His Law, and ultimately to the Fullness of Faith through His Son.

“Religion might preach grace, but another thing they practice.”
Again, this is going back to people, not the religion. Christ tells us how to behave, but that does not mean we always follow His footsteps. And many truly devout people, devoted to their religion, find that in their religion, they find more Grace. Because through religion and religious practices, we find more graces that God bestowed. Baptism is a religious practice that imparts grace upon a soul. Communal prayer is a religious practice that imparts grace upon a soul. Religion is not contrary to grace.

“Tend to ridicule God’s people, they did it to John the Baptist.”
Actually, the people who really ridiculed John the Baptist were the pagans. It was Herod’s court that killed John the Baptist. And if you recall, Jesus himself warned that we would be ridiculed, persecuted, and such if we followed Him. If you want to use that logic, then because Jesus was ridiculed, we should throw out his teachings as well because he formed religion, religion opposed him, so we throw out religion. And no, that was not supposed to make sense because it fails any form of logic.

“They can’t fix their problems and so they just mask it not realizing that religion’s like spraying perfume on a casket.”
Religion is not the name. Religion is the actions that go along with the name. Hiding behind a name makes us whitewashed tombs, but adhering to a religion does not. You say you are Christian. You adhere to a religion. A religion has a set creed, a faith. You believe Christ died for you, redeemed your soul, and that you are called to live a lifestyle following His footsteps, living the life He called us to. That is religion. Saying you are a Christian does not mean you are spraying perfume on your dirty soul. It means that, even when you fail, you’re trying to, every day, be more and more like Christ. That’s not spraying perfume, that’s changing your life. Now, saying “I’m Christian” and living opposing to that claim, well, that’s not religion’s fault. That’s the fault of the person who claims to be Christian and the fools who think that a title means anything.

“See, the problem with religion is it never gets to the core. It’s just behavior modification like a long list of chores.”
Tell me how behavior modification is not exactly what Christ, Paul, Peter, John, Luke, and all the other apostles preached? Even John the Baptist called for repentance from sin and a change of lifestyle. That’s behavior modification. Each of those “chores” bring us closer to God.

I think we’d all agree that praying every day would bring us closer to God and deepens our relationship with Jesus. So, why is it a chore and a bad thing? I think we’d all agree that reading scripture brings us closer to God and deepens our relationship with Jesus, so why is it a bad thing? Why are these chores so repulsive? If you don’t pray and don’t read your Bible, you will never grow in that relationship you value so much. So, if someone tells you to do it, why should you protest?

Proverbs talks about the wise person accepting discipline. So does Paul. He says that without discipline, we will never win that race for the eternal crown. Only recently have chores and discipline for children been seen as a thing against their development and freedom, but they are to help teach the children how to be productive adults. We keep our children from doing things that will hurt them, and any good religion will lay down rules that will do the same.

“Don’t have sex before marriage.” Why not? Because it’s not beneficial and against scripture.
“Don’t be homosexual.” Why not? The Bible says so.
“Don’t get a divorce.” Why not? Jesus said so.
“Love your brother.” Why do I have to? Because to not is to not have Christ within you (1 John).
“Don’t look at pornography.” Why not? Because to look at a woman with lust is the same as committing adultery with her in Jesus’s eyes.

Chores, chores chores, rule, rules, rules. All laid out by religion. All laid out by scripture. All for our betterment so that each of us can be closer and closer and closer to Christ Jesus.


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