reply to post by sacgamer25
You are misunderstanding this guy.
The person talking in the video in the OP says that religion killed John the Baptist, which
is not true, the religious people were coming to him to be baptized, while it was the non-religious people who killed John the Baptist because they
wanted to fornicate without anyone having a negative opinion about it.
He starts out asking, "What if I told you Jesus came to get rid of religion?"
Well, he would be lying. Jesus reinterpreted religion and I suppose Jesus never wanted Christianity either.
From the standpoint of being a Christian, the narrator might as well be an atheist because they say the same thing, do good things like feed the poor
and that sort of thing but don't worship a god.
He goes on to say that changing your behavior is just dressing up a corpse, while the Bible tells us faith without works is dead, so he is directly
contradicting the Bible.
He says he is strong in boasting of his weakness and that is a man-made religion he is practicing right there, where Jesus never talked about glorying
in your sinfulness but to seek the reward of the over-comer.
He goes on to say that religion is slavery while Jesus sets us free, which is the opposite of what the Bible teaches which is to be slaves to serve,
as Jesus came to be a servant.
He says religion says to do while Jesus says, "Done". This is twisting scripture to suite your opinions. Jesus never says to rely on his finished work
but that if we believe in him and love him we will keep his commandments. What was done was the old system of sacrifices, not the thing God desires
which is obedience. People who want to avoid obedience still offer God sacrifices in its place but dressed up as Jesus, where the Bible never says
that Jesus' blood was to be a payment for our sins.
According to this dude, "religion and Jesus are two different planets, one is man searching for God, while the other is God searching for man". He
says this without any qualification as to who or what this "religion" is but we have to assume he means Christianity, except he says it is
Christianity that is God searching for man, so this is all of a sudden not making sense, if Christianity is religion. Maybe this next line is where
the qualification comes, "which is why salvation is freely mine", and "forgiveness is my own" (while pointing his fingers into his chest), so he is
talking about a personal religion now, one that only exists in his own mind.
Then his theology comes in, ". . . not based on my merits, but based on (points up to the sky) Jesus' obedience alone." He goes on to describe the
passion scene. "He took away all (mumble) deserve. I guess that's why you call it grace." Then more descriptive narration on the passion. ". . . he
absorbed all your sin". So this person apparently is a prophet to explain what was going on where the Gospels left that out. ". . . he buried it in
the tomb" more filling in the blanks left by the Gospels, by our young prophet. ". . . which is why I am kneeling at the cross, saying, 'Come on over,
there is room". I guess this is the poetry part, where room rhymes with tomb, very clever.
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