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Jesus>Religion

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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](undefined), 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

3 thoughts on “Jesus>Religion

  1. One of my friend’s wrote this…and I whole heartedly agree with him:

    “Christ didn’t / doesn’t HATE religion. In fact, it was His Father who CREATED one through the Books of the Law as written by Moses. In it He specifically told men how to act, eat, treat others, and worship. Down to the tiniest details. And before you think it, Christ came to FULFILL the LAW, not to abolish it.

    There is nothing wrong with religion in Christ, just religion that is HOLLOW.

    And since every last one of us is a HYPOCRITE and SINNER, I’d say let’s focus on GRACE… it’s a much happier story… :)”

    • Good words. I think that what he means by “religion” (and he didn’t clarifiy this) is the creation and use of rituals and “works” to make yourself feel more righteous than other people, like the Pharisees did. They didn’t have a relationship with God, they were using their “religion” to gain power over people. They thought they were perfect, and therefore closer to God, but they were actually the furthest from God.

      Jesus made a new covenant with us- not one where we have to follow the Old Testament laws to a “T” or we have to sacrifice a sheep to be forgiven. He allowed imperfect people the chance at a relationship with God, whether we follow the laws perfectly or not. I agree that he didn’t abolish the Law, but I think in fulfilling it, He gave us freedom to view God as a friend, instead of only as a perfect being who can’t commune with imperfect humans.

      Thanks for sharing. I love hearing what you think about things.

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