But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments… -Matthew 23:5
I do not consider or call myself a “religious” man. Religion has been the driving force behind violence, atrocities, and genocide for thousands of years. The crusades, Salem witch trials, Spanish inquisition, holocaust, and other disasters in world history were committed by men claiming to do works in the name of God. Religion is righteousness through works.
Religion tells you how to dress, what to eat, and divides us into denominations; which was never Jesus’s intentions when he walked the earth teaching us the truth. The original Church of Christ in Jerusalem was in one accord as they shared all their resources and gave to the needy.
What the world refuses to see is that Jesus came to destroy not only the work of the devil, but the bondage of the law by fulfilling the Torah.
Jesus wasn’t about religion. He was about abundant truth. Break free.