Who needs church if we got Jesus, right?

Follow this guy?

This is the feature article in Newsweek for this week. The cover is thought provoking and it grabs your attention. The actual article itself is really something.


I read it last night and for the most part, the idea of the piece is right. So much of our vision of “church” is so man-made, so many rules that we don’t break down the simplicity of the faith of following Jesus.

I have been through so many churches that are dead because it was so focused on rules and regulations that there was no Jesus. It was a death trap. This article spoke to me.

I’d like to hear your opinion on this. If you are a believer or now, how is your view of the church and Jesus in regards to this article?



Filed under Faith, Magazines

4 responses to “Who needs church if we got Jesus, right?

  1. P

    My cousin, who is probably most accurately described as agnostic, told me about this article. I think you should check out http://www.redletterchristians.org/ and tell me what you think too. They have similar thoughts and beliefs about Christianity, Jesus and the corporate church.

    • They’re talking about things that my old home church would never talk about! You can’t try to seek God without knowing that you can get hurt in the process. This site is nice. They’re at least acknowledging real issues without masking it.

  2. The article is right regarding that there are serious problems with the church, but the author is following in Jefferson’s footsteps in picking and choosing what to defend his agenda with.

    Regarding the church:
    Heb 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

    Regarding the Bible:
    Rev 22:19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

    • Right. But the article does its job in terms of making us think. We can’t cut out things that we find are inconvenient to our belief. But after reading this, it struck me how badly we as Christians have fallen so easily into the trap of the four walls of a church rather than the true ways of Jesus.

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