Sunday, January 15, 2012

Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus || Spoken Word

Why all the hubbub? Its message—which Bethke wrote “to highlight the difference between Jesus and false religion,” according to its YouTube entry—is striking a chord with viewers. Love it or hate it or something in between, it seems impossible to not have an opinion about the controversial, hip-hop styled clip

Bethke wrote
A poem I 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 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!

Why do people have to take offence ...If you would just sit down and listen you would get the point this guy is bringing...he's not talking about religion which brings division, but he's talks about a greater thing which takes away division and makes us all individuals as one. And that is only through Jesus who died to that we can have that wholeness in him!!!

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