Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus || Spoken Word

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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 the Father.


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23 thoughts on “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus || Spoken Word

  • September 5, 2017 at 12:26 am

    He's right though religion is wrong churches these days ain't even got a cross in them….the ones that are about Jesus have crosses but where's the cross in the religious churches

  • September 5, 2017 at 12:26 am

    I see what Jefferson is trying to say here, but religion in itself is not inherently bad. Rather than attack the sin of man in using religion as a medium for evil, he attacks the institution. Jesus came to abolish idolatry and vain tradition. In fact scripture speaks about a "pure religion" that we are to mimic as true believers in Jesus Christ;

    "Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world."
    (Jas. 1:27 KJV)

    What worries me is this mindset of a world free from religion it that it has the potential to lead to an spirituality without limits. Spirituality isn't bad in itself either but remember Satan is a spirit as well and most people will be following deceitful spirits in the last days.

  • September 5, 2017 at 12:26 am

    People will always reject the truth but it's the truth that sets you free. JESUS.

  • September 5, 2017 at 12:26 am

    I agree with you. There are are much truths in this. Amen.

  • September 5, 2017 at 12:26 am

    I love this poem. I see many have taken this poem and tried in many ways disprove it. Jesus will always be the stumbling block to those who don't believe and to those who doubt his equality with the Father.

  • September 5, 2017 at 12:26 am

    you don't hate religion,you denounce religion.hate is a part fear. God knows all ,so he doesn't hate or fear anything.

  • September 5, 2017 at 12:26 am

    suppose the life without religion the life will become has no meaning becuase life it's not just collecting money and property, indulging in sex, and love ,eating, dance ,life is more meaningful than people think

  • September 5, 2017 at 12:26 am

    Oh you like your Bible kid? then give thanks to the Catholic Church and the synod of bishops at the councils of Hippo and Carthage in the late 4th Century A.D.

  • September 5, 2017 at 12:26 am

    Liked the video.

    Different topic below:

    Please don't take the mark of the beast.

    " And I saw what looked like a sea of glass glowing with fire and, standing beside the sea, those who had been victorious over the beast and its image and over the number of its name. They held harps given them by God " – Rev 15:2


  • September 5, 2017 at 12:26 am

    Does someone knows what is title of a spoken where the intro is "Everytime i hear the word love my brain automatically defaults to roses"?Thank youuu

  • September 5, 2017 at 12:26 am

    Religion isn't bad, it's those who choose how to use it for bad. Same thing with atheism, where some atheists nearly destroyed my spirit, but the ones who use atheism for good made me smart!

  • September 5, 2017 at 12:26 am

    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 religion's 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, "Let's dress up the outside, make it look nice and neat"
    But it's funny that's what they used to do to mummies while the corpse rots underneath

    Now I ain't judging; 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
    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 to just 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, 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 spectrums
    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' 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 your sin, and He 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


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