Scenarios Inc. [16] : Spoken Words

What if I told you Jesus came to abolish religion.
What if I told you voting republican really wasn’t his mission.
What if I told you republican doesn’t automatically mean Christian.
And just because you call some people blind.
Doesn’t automatically give you vision.

I mean if religion is so great, why has it started so many wars.
Why does it build huge churches, but fails to feed the poor.
Tells single moms God doesn’t love them if they’ve ever had a divorce.
But in the old testament God actually calls religious people whores.

Religion might preach grace, but another thing they practice.
Tend to ridicule God’s people, they did it to John The Baptist.
They can’t fix their problems, and so they just mask it.
Not realizing religions like spraying perfume on a casket.

See the problem with religion, is it never gets to the core.
It’s just behavior modification, like a long list of chores.
Like lets dress up the outside make look nice and neat.
But it’s funny that’s what they use to do to mummies.
While the corps rots underneath.

Now I ain’t judgin.
I’m just saying quit putting on a fake look, Cause there’s a problem.
If people only know you’re a Christian by your Facebook.
I mean in every other aspect of life, you know that logic’s unworthy.
It’s like saying you play for the Lakers just because you bought a jersey.

You see this was me too, but no one seemed to be on to me.
Acting like a church kid, while addicted to pornography.
See on Sunday I’d go to church, but Saturday getting faded.
Acting if I was simply created just to have sex and get wasted.

See I spent my whole life building this facade of neatness.
But now that I know Jesus, I boast in my weakness.
Because if grace is water, then the church should be an ocean.
It’s not a museum for good people, it’s a hospital for the broken.

Which means I don’t have to hide my failure, I don’t have to hide my sin.
Because it doesn’t depend on me it depends on him.
See because when I was God’s enemy and certainly not a fan.
He looked down and said I want, that, man.

Which is why Jesus hated religion, and for it he called them fools.
Don’t you see so much better than just following some rules.
Now let me clarify, I love the church, I love the bible, and yes I believe in sin.
But if Jesus came to your church would they actually let him in.

See remember he was called a glutton, and a drunkard by religious men.
But the son of God never supports self righteousness not now, not then.
Now back to the point, one thing is vital to mention.
How Jesus and religion are on opposite spectrum’s.

See one’s the work of God, but one’s a man made invention.
See one is the cure, but the other’s the infection.
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.
And that’s why religion and Jesus are two different clans.
Religion is man searching for God, Christianity is God searching for man.

Which is why salvation is freely mine, and forgiveness is my own.
Not based on my merits but Jesus’s obedience alone.
Because he took the crown of thorns, and the 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 when he was dangling on that cross, he was thinking of you.
And he absorbed all of your sin, and buried it in the tomb.
Which is why I’m kneeling at the cross, saying come on there’s room.

So for religion, no I hate it, in fact I literally resent it.
Because when Jesus said it is finished, I believe he meant it.

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Jefferson Bethke’s “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus” YouTube sensation has garnered almost 16 million views and thousands of comments since its Jan. 10 release.

The 22-year-old shared that this video was “not as big as it looked” – that it was the collaborative product of his poetry and a friend’s video production skills. However, the emotion behind “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus” was Scripture-based,

“My heart behind the video and the lyrics really has to do with just reading the Scripture and seeing a staunch juxtaposition that Jesus would always do in regards to highlighting people who are only about the external not the internal,” Bethke said.

the said video sparked debates across the world of web. bashful comments from those who didn’t enjoyed it. Praises for those for those who listened.

Isn’t it ironic how everybody who watched the video is arguing for religion? This really shouldn’t bother anyone, it’s a great lyric of his own story…that’s all. It’s not a theological debate. It’s not a claim of “new revelation” or prophecy. It’s just a young guy’s song. That’s all.

You know… we are all missing the point. I know he is young, but his words speak volumes of wisdom. Again, he is not bashing the Church, he is not bashing Christ… He is speaking of religion. He explains the misconception of the Church when he states:
Because if grace is water, then the church should be an ocean
It’s not a museum for good people; it’s a hospital for the broken
Which means I don’t have to hide my failure, I don’t have to hide my sin

He is speaking to those evangelicals that exclude based off of a persons transgression. It is not the Church that does this, it is religion. He is pointing out our flaws. He is Muslim, he must burn. He is Christian he must die. He is a Jew, he must pay. Religion is the issue.

Christianity is not absolved of its transgressions, but Christianity is not always what Jesus taught. Jesus’ word was to embrace the other religions, the sinners, your brothers and sisters. Love he thou he does not want to be loved. Acceptance of diversity and praising God for the life we all have. We are supposed to be living testaments to the word. Yet religions builds these huge churches (in the physical sense) with money that should be for caring for the poor and the weak. Did Jesus take on pious men as followers? No Jesus took on fishermen, tax collectors and poor men. He took the hated of Jewish society. The same ones that many religious zealots push out today. Is this Christianity? Is this Jesus? No, it is religion

If you are using my video to bash ‘the church’ be careful. I was in no way intending to do that…The Church is Jesus’ bride so be careful how you speak of His wife. If a normal dude has right to get pissed when you bash His wife, it makes me tremble to think how great the weight is when we do it to Jesus’ wife. The church is His vehicle to reach a lost word. A hospital for sinners. Saying you love Jesus but hate the Church, is like a fiancé saying he loves his future bride, but hates her kids. We are all under grace. Look to Him.

                                                                                           —Jefferson Bethke

Hope this made us think

So that’s for now guys.

So Till Then and Godbless

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