Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Hippie misunderstanding

“I’m not concerned about the money, I just want people to do what’s right, I’m a musician and really spiritual, I’m a Zen Buddhist Christian.”

Huh? Really? What does that mean?

Zen Buddhism is really just the practice of meditation to uncover a deeper meaning of life, it has no god that it worships, rather worships the complexity of the human mind. Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life (John 14:6).” Jesus doesn’t offer a way to the way like so many other religions do, but is in fact The Way Himself. Every other religion offers a way to the truth or something, Jesus says that He is the way, no one has ever made that claim before. He is the only way to the father, the creator of the world. I think this musician, like so many other people around the world fail to see is that Jesus did not come to start a religion (He wasn't a huge relgigion fan anyways...read Matthew 22-23) that makes people just do good or add another dimension to their spiritual portfolio. Jesus came so that we may be reconciled with a Holy God. By having faith in Christ and following Him we become more like Him, thus doing things that are “good” in the world’s eyes. The actions themselves are not what Jesus was after, He wants everyone to come to faith in Him and by doing so there will be a lifestyle change (repentance).

This guys comment just made me sad, he is probably thinking that this religion he practices makes him good enough for God, when in all reality and truth it is only Jesus blood that can make us righteous before God.

1 comment:

  1. good thoughts. Yeah there is a variety of people. Way to be a student of culture. keep grindin. love ya bro.