Jesus promised to give rest to all who came to Him – that His commandments were not burdensome. What a beautiful promise to a burdened and weary humanity!
By contrast, the church gives burdens to all who come to it. Oh, you may be treated gently in the beginning. Once you’ve been there a while, however, your responsibilities will be made clear to you: you need to tithe and you need to volunteer. “If you don’t, the church will fail,” they’ll tell you.
Doesn’t this discrepancy between what Jesus promises and what the church promises reveal to you that the church is not truly representing Jesus?
Avoid church and go to Jesus instead. He will hear you whenever you call on His name. And following His commandments will give you rest for your weary soul.
Bible notes on this post.
The purpose of this blog is to proclaim Jesus to those who want to hear about Him without having to join a group.