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Why I Hate Religion But Love Jesus

10 Oct

“Why I hate religion but love Jesus” is one of Youtube’s most watched videos, blowing up on social media in January of this year.

Jefferson Bethke, a young online evangelist uploaded the poem hoping to epitomize the message that Jesus does not equal “religion”.

His video is definately challenging and encouraging and a MUST WATCH for anyone who follows Christ.

“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! – Jefferson Bethke