Thursday, February 28, 2013

365 Days of Happy - Day 59

I don't remember when I discovered this, but it has stuck with me ever since. No matter what religion you are, or whether you believe in God or not, you should watch this. It's spoken word at it's best. I showed this video to my friend Nelson last year, and his response was, 'It's literally the that means it's sweet.'

This might not be a secret to anyone, but I'm trying to figure out my faith. I'm trying to figure out what I believe in and what makes sense to me. I went to Campus Crusade almost every Tuesday last year and this year I've been exploring Buddhism. I don't have it figured out, but this video makes me get chills and I tear up every. single. time.
Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus

What if I told you Jesus came to abolish religion?
What if I told you voting Republican really wasn't His mission?
What if I told you Republican doesn't automatically mean Christian,
And just because you call some people blind doesn't automatically give you vision

I mean if religion is so great, why has it started so many wars
Why does it build huge churches, but fails to feed the poor
Tells single moms God doesn't love them if they've ever had a divorce
But in the Old Testament, God actually calls religious people whores

Religion might preach grace, but another thing they practice
Tend to ridicule God's people, they did it to John the Baptist
They can't fix their problems, and so they just mask it
Not realizing religion's like spraying perfume on a casket.
See the problem with religion, is it never gets to the core
It's just behavior modification, like a long list of chores
Like let's dress up the outside, make it look nice and neat
But it's funny, that's what they used to do to mummies while the corpse rots underneath

Now I ain't judging, I'm just saying quit putting on a fake look
Cause there's a problem if people only know you're Christian by your Facebook.
I mean in every other aspect of life, you know that logic's unworthy
It's like saying you play for the Lakers just because you bought a jersey
You see this was me too, but no one seemed to be on to me
Acting like a church kid, while addicted to pornography
See on Sunday I'd go to church, but Saturday getting faded
Acting if I was simply created just to have sex and get wasted
See I spent my whole life building this facade of neatness
But now that I know Jesus, I boast in my weakness

Because if grace is water, then the church should be an ocean
It's not a museum for good people, it's a hospital for the broken
Which means I don't have to hide my failure, I don't have to hide my sin
Because it doesn't depend on me. It depends on him.
See because when I was God's enemy and certainly not a fan,
He looked down and said I want, that, man.
Which is why Jesus hated religion, and for it he called them fools
Don't you see so much better than just following some rules
Now let me clarify, I love the church, I love the Bible, and yes I believe in sin
But if Jesus came to your church, would they actually let him in?
See remember he was called a glutton and a drunkard by religious men
But the son of God never supports self righteousness, not now, now then

Now back to the point, one thing is vital to mention
How Jesus and religion are on opposite spectrums
See one's the work of God, but one's a man-made invention
See one is the cure, but the other's the infection
See because religion says do, Jesus says done
Religion says slave, Jesus says son
Religion puts you in bondage, while Jesus sets you free
Religion makes you blind, but Jesus makes you see
And that's why religion and Jesus are two different clans
Religion is man searching for God, Christianity is God searching for man

Which is why salvation is freely mine, and forgiveness is my own
Not based on my merits but Jesus's obedience alone
Because he took the crown of thorns, and the blood dripped down his face
He took what we all deserved, I guess that's why you call it grace
And while being murdered he yelled,
'Father, forgive them they know not what they do.'
Because when he was dangling on that cross, he was thinking of you.
And he absorbed all of your sin, and He buried it in the tomb
Which is why I'm kneeling at the cross, saying, come on, there's room.
So for religion, no I hate it, in fact I literally resent it,
Because when Jesus said, it is finished, I believe he meant it.

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