During his lifetime Jesus was an observant Jew. But doing more and more religious things is not the same as living a life that is being transformed into the image of Christ. The following was originally published June 22, 2009.
I’ve said before that the problem with religion is that it’s easier than following Jesus. It is usually a given that something is wrong with us, wrong with the world, perhaps critically or else just a little off, but most people agree that something must be done because all is not right in the world as it is. Religion, in most cases, offers us the chance to do something. If we read the right book, say the right things, act right, talk right and treat each others the right way we can “fix” what is wrong. Religion, as such, is worthless. But what could I mean that Jesus was not religious?
This a great article written by Clark Bunch over at The Master’s Table. Jesus is all about relationships, not rules and legalism. Being religious is missing the whole point of Jesus teachings, being in a right relationship…ahhh now you have it.
Please head on over to http://themasterstable.wordpress.com/2012/02/26/from-the-archives-jesus-was-not-religious/ to be blessed.