Have you seen the video "Why I Hate Religion, but Love Jesus"
There's been plenty written about this...what he said wrong and how he could have said it better. I've appreciated his mature, teachable, humble response to critics.
But the message I know he wants to get across is we need authentic Christianity!
We need people who live what they say. We need people who live transparently. We need people who say what they do, and do what they say.
I agree with him in the plea to live authentic Christian lives. You see Christians acting like the world and it's sickening. They have one foot in the culture and one foot in the door at church.
We have to be intentional about purging hidden sin from our lives. We have to avoid the things of the world that are rubbish in our thinking. We've got to tear down the masks that keep us at arm-length from God's people. We've got to forgive and have true reconciliation with those in our lives. We have to allow people to get close enough to be "iron sharpening us". We must saturate our minds with God's Word so we can fight the battle.
Don't sit on the sidelines. Don't play Christian. Don't go to church on Sunday and live the other 6 days for yourselves. Don't dishonor what Christ did on the cross!
I hate false religion and people who play Christian and love Jesus!