- Religion and Philosophy
I dont believe in Religion, I believe in Jesus
“Religion kills, Jesus saves”
Now a days our world is kinda messed up, just saying =P There are so many religions out there and so many people calling themselves Christians. Yet every time something happens it´s the Christians fault. Not the Muslims, not the Buddhists, not the Hindus, the Christians.
I don´t really like calling myself a christian no more. The term has been violated so much that even people who go around killing each other or those who do adultery etc. etc. call themselves christian. I call myself more a disciple of Jesus or a believer of Christ. That is also a reason I say I don´t believe in religion. Religion is not what Jesus teaches. Here are some examples of what religion does and what Jesus does.
Religion vs. Jesus
- Kills - Saves
- Teaches Rules – Teaches Love
- Wars – Peace
- Looks down on people – Helps people up
- Sits still – Goes out and reaches out to people
- Looks good on the outside – Is good on the inside
- Christian by looks – Acts it
- Goes to church only on Sunday - Is the church
- (Church: Museum for good ppl.) (Church - Hospital for the broken)
- Follow rules – Hates religion and goes his own way
- Man made invention – Work of God
- Infection – Cure
- Bondage – Freedom
- Blindness – See
- Man searching for God – God searching for man
- Thinks of themselves – Thinks of you
I just talked with one of my relatives the other day and it is so clear. Why do we have these wars? Why do people hate Christians and what they do? Is it because of love? Is it because of what Jesus did? No. It´s because of what we do, what religion does to people. People want other people to believe in their religion, follow their rules and go with the stream. When God clearly states. We are not of this world. Don´t follow the stream, follow Jesus.
If we instead of fighting each other to get the power, Let God have the power, because it is his. The bible says to love your neighbor as yourself. (Mark 12:31 , Matthew 22:39) Not fight him till you win. We are not Gods, we can´t do anything in ourselves but we can do all things through him who gives us strength (Philippians 4:13).
Christians, we have to stand up for him. For the rightful king. Preach love and forgiveness instead of hatred and war. Nothing is solved through violence, and I think Jesus pretty much proved that when he died on the cross. People killed him and yet he came back. You win through love, not violence.
Yet there is another important thing in this. We have to love each other yes but don´t let love be the only factor. There are too many churches that goes around saying if we only love we get to heaven. Love is more than a feeling. If you truly love there will be action in it. Help your neighbor, Love with action, that is true love.