Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus

Below is a video from our From A Guy’s Perspective Contributor, Jeff Bethke. It went absolutely viral yesterday and has already reached over 800,000 views. Yay Jeff—we’re so proud of you! In Jeff’s own words, this is:

“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!”

Take four minutes to watch the video and let us know your thoughts…

How does this change, reinforce or influence your view of Jesus?

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