Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus by Jefferson Bethke
As he describe on his youtube Chanel, the poem wrote 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 centred, Jesus is God-centred. This poem highlights my journey to discover this truth. Religion either ends in pride or despair.
“See because religion says do, Jesus says done
Religion says slave, Jesus says son
Religion puts you in bondage, while Jesus sets you free
Religion makes you blind, but Jesus makes you see”
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!
In fact the poem begun religious war on social media networks. Since 10. 1. 2012, only one week after he published it, the poem reach almost 13 mil views on youtube! As well as on google search engine the title reach 2.300.000 records already.
Do you also hate religion or someone?
Thanks bball1989 for the video.