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Regarding Viral Videos: Jesus Christ or Religion?

Regarding the video gone viral where the young man professes to hate religion but love Jesus:

Jesus did not come to abolish religion, as this young man claims. In fact, Jesus Christ said the dot will not be removed from the “i” nor the cross from the “t.” The Bible tells us to put our religion into practice; warns us not to allow our religion to be in vain; and explains what is the religion God accepts. This young man in the video judges those he perceives to be judgmental; he acknowledges what Christ has done for us and that is the end, or reason, of his abandonment of religion.

Jesus Christ commands us to abide in Him – not just to accept His work (as a substitute for religion). We must abide – this is 24/7 – this is religion. This young man falls short of the truth. Jesus said if we abide in Him and His words abide in us – this means we spend time in prayer and Bible study and that our minds are continually rehashing what we have studied and we are in constant communion with God – to glorify Him in all things and to glorify ourselves in nothing – THEN we will know the truth and the truth will set us free.

What this young man did is catchy but he has severely missed the truth. To follow Jesus Christ with all our heart, soul and mind is religion – pure and simple.

About the author: cominus

Cominus is the pen-name for Dean Isaacson. He was chairman of the Snohomish County Republican Central Committee (Washington) 1990 to 1992. He conducted legal research for the late Supreme Court Justice William C. Goodloe for several years and led Judicial Forum for many years. Now, he is a crazy kinda guy who spends most his time doing cold calls. He plays his harmonica in the truck because people don't want to listen to him practice - but his dog, Miles (black dachshund), loves to sing along. He is passionate about being passionate because everyone is really into passionate these days but tires easily and hides behind emails. His core belief is you will choose to serve God or you will serve the state - tyrants, as William Penn called it.

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