Jesus>Religion Video Anti-Biblical Part 4

“Now back to the point, one thing is vital to mention: How Jesus and religion are on opposite spectrums. See, one’s the work of God, and one’s a man-made invention.”
First, this isn’t your real beef, but since you want to claim it as your beef, I will simply point you to the first point above. God didn’t come to abolish religion. He started religion. Therefore, it can’t be manmade. If it’s manmade, then give up your Bible. It’s the sacred scripture of the Jewish religion and the Christian religion. That precious Bible of yours is only around because religious men sat down and decided what was God-breathed and what wasn’t.

If you think religion is on the opposite spectrum as Jesus, then give up Jesus because he founded the Church, He called for unity, and He sent his Apostle’s out to preach what he taught – which is exactly what a religion (or a cult) does. So, which is it? Do you love the Jesus of religion or the Jesus of a cult? Because if you follow Jesus, you have to be part of one or the other.


See, one is the cure, and one is the infection.”
I thought sin was the infection.


“Because, religion says do. Jesus says done.”
Actually, Jesus says do as well. Matthew 25, 1 Corinthians 9, Hebrews 12…. All of these talk about it being a process, a continual thing. Jesus said his sacrifice was done, yes. But He never said our part in it was.


“Religion says slave, Jesus says son. Religion puts you in bondage, but Jesus sets you free.”
Paul says slave as well. He says that we are called to be slaves of Christ. If the Scripture is the word of God, and Jesus is God, then Jesus says ‘slave’ as well (Eph 6:6). Even Mary called herself the “handmaid of the Lord,” and a handmaid was a slave.


“Religion makes you blind, but Jesus makes you see.”
Jesus gave to His apostles the ability to help the people see, to teach. So, Jesus is chosing to work through humans to help others see (otherwise, why would you use a Bible?).


“And that’s why religion and Jesus are two different clans.”
No, actually, they are not. You have warped what the Scriptures said, and thus came to this conclusion.


“Religion is man searching for God, Christianity is God searching for man.”
And Jesus himself said, “Seek and ye shall find.” We are supposed to be searching for God.


“Which is why salvation if freely mine, and forgiveness is my own. Not based on my merits, but on Jesus’ obedience alone.”
Again, your logic does not flow. And while we did nothing to merit Christ’s sacrifice and forgiveness, we are told that if we do not forgive, we are not forgiven. Don’t let yourself off the hook so quickly. And don’t forget what James said. “Faith without works is dead.”


“Because he took the crown of thorns and blood dripped down his face, He took what we all deserved, I guess that’s why you call it grace. And while being murdered, he yelled ‘Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.’ Because while he was dangling on that cross, He was thinking of you. And he absorbed all your sin and buried it in the tomb, which is why I’m kneeling at the cross saying ‘come on, there’s room.’”
Yes. He did. And this is a beautiful message here. If you had stuck to this, I would be sharing this video with everyone I know.


So, for religion, no, I hate it. In fact, I literally resent it.”
Then you are missing out on the Fullness of your Faith, because it was only given to you because of that religion you despise.


“Because when Jesus said, ‘It is finished,’ I believe He meant it.”
I do too! But he didn’t mean religion. He meant his sacrifice of the new covenant. This was where he established the new covenant with us. This is where He became the sacrificial lamb. This is not the end of religion but the birth of a new and glorious one where we don’t have to be slaves to sin anymore.


Overall:
I am sorry I cannot support this because this man did something that many more people need to do: speak out on what they believe. However, in doing so, he made so many erroneous statements that I cannot just sit here and not leave them unchallenged. They have to be spoken to and about, and they have to be refuted otherwise instead of drawing people closer to Christ, they will rob people of the Fullness of Christ.

Religion is not the enemy. Half-hearted Christians are the enemy. Sin is the enemy. We don’t want to speak out against the evil in our communities. We are more content to throw the stones at a church building than to throw the stones at our fellow mankind. Don’t ever think that religion and Christ are separate. They are not. Christ established Christianity. Christ has guarded her and kept her strong for the last two thousand years. This idea that organized religion is dangerous. It is not only anti-biblical, but it also threatens the very foundation of our faith.

If we cannot profess the creeds with faith, if we cannot hold to anything that we can use to say “This is truth,” then we may as well be with the Athiests, because at least they are honest about believing that there is no higher authority than themselves. If we want to say “I love Jesus, but I hate His Church,” we are saying, I love Jesus, but I hate His body. Christ is the Head of the Church. He is the founder. He is the nourishment. Religion is not anti-biblical. Religion is the body of Christ here on earth.

So, stop attacking religion and start looking, instead, at the hypocrites. Ask them why they profess one thing but do another. And even if those people are pastors, priests, elders, or the person who led you to Christ, never let that undermind the beauty that God gave us in religion. Judge the people, not the titles they give themselves.

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