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Why Jesus Hates Religion: Part 10 – Futility and Death

Things Destined to Perish Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day— things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ. Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by delighting in self-abasement and the worship of the angels, taking his stand on visions he … Continue reading Why Jesus Hates Religion: Part 10 – Futility and Death

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Why Jesus Hates Religion: Part 9 – Division in the Body

Finding the Sacred Everywhere Can you meet God anywhere? Even in an uncomfortable setting - perhaps something different from what you grew up with? Or, when visiting another church fellowship, are you so distracted and annoyed by the furniture, the different worship style, the theological differences on small, non-central issues, the way people dress, or … Continue reading Why Jesus Hates Religion: Part 9 – Division in the Body

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Why Jesus Hates Religion: Part 8 – Works and the Wisdom of Men Replace the Spirit

Fruit vs. Root As Christians (either reborn believers or Christians in name only), we often make the mistake of striving to replicate or copy fruit (works) rather than the seeking the root (the Holy Spirit) of those works.* We take the fruit (some good, some bad) of our forefathers - writings, ideas, theology, creeds, and church practices - the … Continue reading Why Jesus Hates Religion: Part 8 – Works and the Wisdom of Men Replace the Spirit