Is Jesus Christ a Religion?

Religion says "We Gotta Keep 'Em Separated"

Religion has been around since the dawn of time. A religion is a group of people who have the same beliefs in most cases. There are tidal waves of choices to choose from when it comes to inheriting a particular belief or passion. There is plenty of variety when it comes to what you may feel you want to worship. Some choose to worship snakes. Others prefer something a little less scary such as themselves or money. Team Wiseman chose to worship Christ. The first issue that arose after accepting Christ into our life was what religious group should we join? Christians currently hold the status of having more branch off religions than any other faith. You can be anything from Baptist to Catholic to Jehovah all in the name of Jesus, and the "branch offs" even have branch offs of their own! (ex.Southern Baptist is a branch off from Baptist) They all claim to be Christian based and have the athourity of Jesus to back them up. The problem with this is each group usually has their own set of "extra" rules and regulations, and if not abided by, then your out! Your kicked to the curb and feeling quite bad about yourself. We know because we remember how it felt to us. You feel that God himself kicked you out and when you feel that way, Satan claims victory.

If you have ever been kicked out of a church, we beg you to not blame God. That is not His ways, it is the ways of religion and Jesus hates religion! The author and creator of religion is no doubt the same author of separation and confusion, Satan himself. You see, Satan had to think fast when Jesus rose, Christianity was born. All of Satans future plans had to be revised immediately. He just lost a lot of souls because Christ paid our fine. Satan now had been stripped of his power over mankinds eternity. Now, all human kind had to do was reveal the the fact that they believe that Jesus rose from the dead for them and trust and rely upon Him for Salvation. What better way than to launch his attack on the earliest leaders of the church than by enticing their pride thus creating the desire to sub contract the Word of God to suit their own criteria.

This is the same spirit of pride that threatens the church leaders to this day. Real authentic leaders of God continuously have to humble themselves and you would never catch them pointing their finger towards the exit door. Jesus knew the plan of Satan was to divide the church and dilute its purpose and strength. This is why He prayed for the Church to unite and become as ONE.(John 17:20-26) Since our Saviour prayed for this, then I know without a doubt it will come to pass, but until then, we continue to see weak and self-indulged churches on the rise.

Religion vs. Relationship

  What bugs us more than anything else on this topic is "holy rollers" and "better than thou's". I'm sure a lot of you would agree with that. They mascarade around with their noses in the air like our sin stinks worse than theirs! Jesus gave major "Woes" to these type of people. He tells them they are the ones who shut up the Kingdom of Heaven against mankind. They keep us from God instead of bringing us closer to Him.(Matthew 23;13-33) In other words, these "leaders" are causing people to fall further away from Jesus while attending church services regularly. Jesus tells them exactly how he feels about them in the verses above. We would like you to put yourself in Jesus' sandals for a second if you would. He didn't go through what He went through for a religion. He was whipped repeatedly,stoned heavily, spit on,had his skull thorned, and was hung on a cross by hands and feet literally nailed to it. Sounds to me like He may have been looking for relationship rather than a religion. Sounds like He's looking for Love. He's looking for you.

Have you ever been given the old "heave-ho" from a church?

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Are All Churches Bad?

  Yes!...No, we're just playing. For real though, church establishments can mislead ones life in the wrong direction. We have heard so many stories how someone has been done wrong by a church. This makes them react negatively to trying to walk on the right path in life. They steer clear from the gluttonous, gossip-filled buildings we call "churches" and eventually close their ears to God. There are good churches but are far too few. Whether the church is a good one or bad, this seems to not matter much to a Believer who engages in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. If anything else, the relationalist believer improves the Godly quality of a gathering facility. So by having a true, personal relationship with Christ, a lot of the drama of looking for the right place to worship or religion fades away. To have a relationship with Jesus is to obviously show a connection to Him. Wake up each morning and tell Him thanks for everything, and you Love Him. It's that easy, no candles to burn and no snakes to handle. Just those three affectionate words are all He wants from us in return for His Love. The burden He has us to carry is truly that light.

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Comments 22 comments

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Jennifer Lynch 3 years ago from Stowmarket, Suffolk.

I see that this has provoked a lot of feelings within people. I agree with what you say about religion. In essence, we are all spiritual beings and I feel that it is about finding the divine, or God consciousness within ourselves. Some may refer to this as the Holy Spirit, the God Spark. We are all co-creators of God, afterall, he/she left us in charge of this planet and while we are debating, take a look at what is happening!


Juan Machado 4 years ago

Hi. Excellent article. This is outstanding information. My biological father told a few days ago that Jesus Christ didn't come to create a religion or a few religions. The only thing he wanted was us to love him and worship God, and follow his path. One thing I saw in the article and I'd like to get it clear, How can I find a trustful church. You mentioned that almost all churches are bad, but just a few over there are good. How can I do to recognize them, or they are a few known churches?

Thank you for this info.


Jamesthegr8 4 years ago

I saw this post, and know i'm a little late, but... I truly praise you, and your hearts are in the right place, but you need to put a little more concideration into the scriptures. Don't just put a verse in and go on about it. Take for example of salvation. Did you really think that Jesus said only belief alone will save you? Of course not! Read John 3:5-6 as well, and John 6:48-58. You cannot read just 1 verse in the Holy Book and go by that 1 verse, there are many. 1 Corinthians 10:16-17. Just saying.


Chae S. Sone 5 years ago

In the midst of this scandalous ministry, Rev. Chul Woo Chang is following his mentor Rev. Won Tae Cha and de-Jesus-ed so much of this historic church. Now his soldier Elder Chan Bum Oh is trying to support Rev. Chul Woo Chang remain in the church after his retirrement in June 2010. Rev. Chang said to the meeting, he would guide the new minister as possible how to minister it. People did not accept the senseless proposal of Elder Oh. For the church needs someone who can clean up the scandals. But the corrupt machine of Korean ministers remains to be seen how it would lead the church. If you ministers do not have courage and power should not stay in the ministry. They should not waste their youthful life as Rev. Chang and Rev. Cha did. They should not stay in the criminal ministry. But find a new way to serve God. Read the postings on Website Rev. Won Tae Cha, Young So Kim, Rev. Chul Woo Chang, etc


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teachingpriest 7 years ago from Chicago

Just read the Bible as is! Then their would be no religion. It would be just the Word of God.


ClareBaros 7 years ago

The makings of the beast say you are a heretic if you do not believe every single one of their rules like salvation by invitation only or you don't believe in purgatory. . . John 6:37 says All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. And that does not mean except for those ones who don't believe in purgatory or salvation by invitation only.

Very good hub for many deserving ears that need to hear this. Thanks so much!


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hot dorkage 7 years ago from Oregon, USA

churches / religion are a double edged sword same as any power tool. The same power that brings great good can bring great evil when wielded blindly and without the power of reason tempered by true faith and spirituality. Those rule books are for people who despise themselves and have no faith in the ultimate goodness of creation.


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cristina327 7 years ago from Manila

This is indeed a great hub. Thank you for sharing this insight.


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HHO2U 7 years ago from Mojave California

Awesome hub there never was intended to be 'denominations" or division in the body of Christ. " One Body" many members (not denominations)


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Lgali 7 years ago

very nice hub


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Team Wiseman

You are right in saying "denomination" is completely wrong. Jesus is the only way. There is only way and no other way except Jesus Christ. God bless.


jacobt2 7 years ago

good hub, but when you do find a good church it is very helpful. when you surround yourselves with fellow believers who care about your spiritual walk and will assist you how they can, it is great and so encouraging.


mdawson17 7 years ago

Good hub! being religious a lot of times is following the politics of the doctrine! Many "religious" individuals miss out on the intimacy that one can have when they are practicing in the act of spirituality this does not howevergive us the right to judge the way others choose to practice in their own acts of worship!

Good Job On Your Hub!


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spiderpam 7 years ago from USA

I have to agree you, going to church does not make you a Christian. I believe if you live a good life (be an example) and spread the word of God's love and forgiveness, that's truly the way to live. But there will always be the same people who have chosen not to follow God's path and they want to derailed as any people as possible. I believe that's satan as his best, breeding and spreading doubt, and last as for man distorting the bible it happens, but some words in the bible not up for discussion, but yet we still argue.


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Storytellersrus 7 years ago from Stepping past clutter

Thanks for visiting my Hub. I thought I would come over and see where you were coming from. I appreciate your thoughts on the subject of religion. I tend towards the Christian belief system because I was born into it. I haven't cut myself off from other systems, however. For example, last night I couldn't sleep and turned on a Buddhist meditation tape which always relaxes my mind and body enough so that I sleep through the night without grinding my teeth, haha.

Each leg of the elephant carries its own weight, so to speak.


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DiamondRN 7 years ago from Charlotte, NC USA

Religion is men reaching up to God. Christianity is God reaching down to men! Who do you think is more likely to get it right?


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RichardSpeaks 7 years ago from Portland, OR Metro Area

Jesus was Jewish. He taught Jews, he had Jews as companions, his parents were Jewish, he visited the Jewish temples. He said he did not come to do away with The Law but to fulfull it. He was not a Christian. But he was definitely a religious person. He came to deliver the House of Israel.

Paul, however, converted from Jew to Christian. He is the one who began the religion that you speak of in this hub.

As far as all the branches of Christianity? What do you expect? Anytime anyone thinks he/she has The Truth, someone will challenge it. Even Judaism has several branches; so does Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism. Yes, Christianity has the most, but still, no religion is exempt.

The only seeming solution? Give up religion, religious books, religious gatherings and make up your own. You'll be just as on target as any of the others.

Am I wrong?


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GeneriqueMedia 7 years ago from Earth

Great Hub. =) I too have long lost interest in man perverting the word for his own uses.

I do believe in Jesus, and many others, and ultimately I believe in a Creator. Love and Peace is what we need today, not hate and political interests.

Sincerely,

G|M


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Tom Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio

Grins....good hub! Thanks! :)


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Jewels 7 years ago from Australia

Good hub.  I concur the Satanic agenda has derailed religion and put a veil over people so they can't see it. A perfect plan of control and separation.


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mr williams 7 years ago from Norfolk, Virginia

Hey thats my profile image Lol.

Religion is interpreted into human words. Some things may come from God himself, but over the years, but the actual words of God may have been changed by years of passing on.

There are good churches, but most churches prey on the weak. So its advised to be sharp but worship God and stand by your faith.

Great hub :)

http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/Christian-

http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/The-Shroud...


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thevoice 7 years ago from carthage ill

Thus the beginning of holy human truth from God in jesus for all people. no races or religions just god jesus human life human holy truth upon all life should live on earth.

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