If you’re on Facebook, you’ve likely had a friend post the viral video entitled, “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus.”
Fact: I love Jesus.
Fact: I do not hate religion. I have a lot of problems with “religion,” and it’s certainly flawed, but I don’t hate it.
Fact: This video made me so uncomfortable that I wasn’t able to watch it all the way through the first time.
I understand the point this young man is getting at; I know he’s talking about false religion, about the faults of the church, comprised of human, fault-filled individuals, about the injustices perpetuated at the hands of “the church” over the last two thousand years.
I think there are serious problems with a Christian openly hating on religion like this.
Absolutely, it is Jesus’ faithfulness to the Father that is the mechanism for our salvation, but we cannot willfully continue in sin and claim to have accepted this free gift.