Do you know the difference between Jesus and Religion? I think tons of people don’t know what the difference is and are afraid to talk about it because they feel like it’s a touchy subject to talk about. Which is why Jefferson Bethke is the man to tell you what the difference is. Resident of Tacoma, WA, Jefferson is a very bright individual who has a great understanding of life. These are his words about his poem he wrote. “A poem I wrote to highlight the difference between Jesus and false religion. In the scriptures Jesus received the most opposition from the most religious people of his day. At it’s core Jesus’ gospel and the good news of the Cross is in pure opposition to self-righteousness/self-justification. Religion is man centered, Jesus is God-centered. This poem highlights my journey to discover this truth. Religion either ends in pride or despair. Pride because you make a list and can do it and act better than everyone, or despair because you can’t do your own list of rules and feel “not good enough” for God. With Jesus though you have humble confident joy because He represents you, you don’t represent yourself and His sacrifice is perfect putting us in perfect standing with God!“
– Jefferson Bethke
So check out the video and pay attention because Jefferson knows what he is talking about.