There is a video floating around that lots of people are watching. In a matter of 5 days, it has reached nearly 10 million views. Just give it a couple more hours… Oh viral videos! You make our world so interesting.
You probably know what I’m talking about. If not…
A lot of people are LOVING this video. A lot of people are speaking up against this video, at least in part.
What seems to be causing most of the controversy is the idea of religion. Did Jesus come to abolish religion? This guy thinks he did. Did Jesus come to establish true religion? Other people think he did.
I’ve shared previously that I have some apprehensions about the word religion. And since this video is causing such an uproar on the topic, I thought now would be a good time to start sharing more of my thoughts… as I’ve had some time to process and learn some more.
What if we’re coming at this all wrong. What if both sides are missing the point? What if Jesus did not come to abolish religion OR to establish true religion?
Jesus is life. Jesus brought life. And what if, in bringing life, He made religion null and void?
Today, I’m asking the question. In a few days… I’ll come back with more thoughts on the matter.