Religious Trickery

 

So—what about Jesus? What really fries this gracious, humble, immensely patient man?

Well, the clearing of the temple comes to mind—that’s clearly one of those moments where the passion of Jesus breaks out like an avalanche. And what was that all about again? Why was he furious enough to empty the building with the whip he made? Religious trickery, that’s what—religious corruption making it hard for people to get to his Father. Justified, sanctified and entrenched—the most difficult kind of barrier to remove, because it is sanctified. As I said at the outset of this book, if you will simply read the Gospels without bias, you cannot come to any other conclusion but that religion is the enemy—or in the hands of the enemy.

from Beautiful Outlaw by John Eldridge

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