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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

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Why Jesus Hates Religion: Part 4 – Missing the One Who Sanctifies

“Woe to you, blind guides, who say, ‘Whoever swears by the temple, that is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple is obligated.’ You fools and blind men! Which is more important, the gold or the temple that sanctified the gold? And, ‘Whoever swears by the altar, that is nothing, but whoever swears by the offering on it, he is obligated.’ You blind men, which is more important, … Continue reading Why Jesus Hates Religion: Part 4 – Missing the One Who Sanctifies

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Why Jesus Hates Religion: Part 3 – Religion Does Not Produce Holy Worship

Sacred Worship It is the presence of Spirit-filled believers who participate in sacraments (from the Latin, sacramentum, from sacro ("hallow", "consecrate"), from sacer ("sacred", "holy")) that make them sacred, worshipful acts. The sacraments are often considered to be primarily communion and baptism (or in some denominations, a few other things as well). But in reality, every … Continue reading Why Jesus Hates Religion: Part 3 – Religion Does Not Produce Holy Worship

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Why Jesus Hates Religion: Part 2 – Ignorance and Enlightenment

Ignorance and Enlightenment The enemy has used both ignorance and "enlightenment" (or the perception of it) to mislead many. Even the church has been used many times to lead people into darkness - or to keep them there. In the Middle Ages, the Catholic Church capitalized on the ignorance of the laity regarding the truth of … Continue reading Why Jesus Hates Religion: Part 2 – Ignorance and Enlightenment