by Glen Elliott | Lose Your Religion series |
The church has a reputation as being judgmental and hypocritical. We are viewed as seeing ourselves as “better than thou.” Forever, religious people have both judged and avoided the prostitutes, bums, addicts, homosexuals, the rude, the unclean, the drunk, the poor and the list goes on. It was these people that Jesus had a reputation for hanging out with! It is time to lose our religion that fosters hate, judgement and hypocrisy and replace it with the love of Jesus. It is time to admit that we have failed to love as Jesus loves. It’s time to declare that we have not been the church Jesus intended us to be. It’s time to reverse the curse of having pushed God aside and taking his role as judge. It is time repent of our sinful religious attitudes and approaches and replace them with love.