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Jesus vs false religion by Nilopher Jesus vs false religion by Nilopher
“If Grace is water, then the church should be an ocean, cuz it’s not a museum for good people, it’s a hospital for the broken.

This quote reminds me of a song by Natalie Grant that says:

“There's no such thing as perfect people There's no such thing as a perfect life So come as you are, broken and scarred Lift up your heart and be amazed And be changed by a perfect God”

God heals! :heart:

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A quote from a video called: Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus.
It’s a poem written to highlight the difference between Jesus and false religion.

:bulletred: A special thanks to ~Twilightlover2007 who showed me the video :tighthug:

(I don't agree with the first line in the video: "Jesus came to abolish religion", because Jesus came to give us a clear view of 'religion' since it took a wrong path in ancient time ^^. Christianity is a religion that is based in a close relationship with our savior)


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schizocatgirl264 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is what my churches creed is. It's about people who have a common problem not a common interest. I actually hate my grampas church because it's all about being social
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GodsofWarAndRock Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016
Many of us are willing to give our eternities to a concept of God that was presented to us by the ancient Israelites. Forget about eternity for a moment. Imagine a world in which our lives in the here and now are dictated by a government that acts EXACTLY like this God. There is a vote first of course. Technically, there is a choice, but somehow, the election results in a nearly unanimous victory. That is the final election, you cannot have any other administrations before this one. Henceforth, the government is well aware of all your "private" communications and activities. Federal video cameras are everywhere, even in bedrooms and bathrooms. Not a single moment of your life will go unseen, from conception to death. Simply seeing what you're up to is not enough, the government must know every facet of your mind, so all citizens have a chip implanted in their head at birth. This chip monitors whether or not you have any "illegal" thoughts. Due to all this surveillance and thought monitoring going on, at least you're safe from crime, right? Well, not so fast. Surveillance is only used to determine guilt, but neither interventions nor preventative measures are EVER taken. You see, as a good person, you don't have much to worry about from the government, but you do have alot to worry about from people who aren't so good, because they don't have alot to worry about from the government either. For though cameras and police are everywhere, when you or your loved ones are mugged, raped, or murdered, the police do nothing to stop the perpetrator even while present, because that would interfere with the criminal's free will. Criminals have to stand before a judge and answer for their crimes, sure, but all they have to do is apologize and sincerely ask for forgiveness, not of you, the victim, but of the judge, and the criminal is then set free. Should you entertain a thought of spite toward the person who killed your loved one, then it is you who will stand before the judge. If you cannot muster adequate shame, then it is you who will be punished. The sick and the poor beg the government for help, but the government's most reliable aid is reserved for the wealthy. During award ceremonies, you can usually spot professional athletes, award winning actors, and musicians thanking the government for it's "generous" welfare. Meanwhile, children are dying of preventable diseases, starvation, dehydration, and natural disasters, without ANY relief that could be easily supplied by the government's virtually inexhaustable coffers, coffers which are reserved for the welfare of the priveledged few. This might seem unfair at first, but just realize that the government works in mysterious ways. Trust that the government has a good reason for funding mansions and swimming pools for some, but not food and water for others. It's all part of a classified plan, a greater plan. Above all, you're not allowed to talk bad about the government. Not only is that considered unpatriotic, but it's also illegal, unforgivable, and carries the most severe punishment of all. Isn't that odd? Your fellow citizens would also ostracize you, showing genuine contempt for you, because you dared to be critical of your government. It's almost as if they fell in love with the chains that bind them. Fortunately, we live in the real world, where voters and elected officials take proper consideration before making decisions based on what they think God wants. So naturally, people wouldn't tolerate a government that did ANY of the things mentioned in this story, right? RIGHT?
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Swifty-06 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this basically calling Christians "broken"?
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LordElthibar Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016
Not just them. Everyone.

Romans 3:32 For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.
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Nilopher Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
do you think only christians go to church? 
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Swifty-06 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
No, but isn't it calling people who don't do to church "broken"?
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Adalack Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016
This is regarding those who seek to be healed of their "glitches" and evil desires that consitutes the Church Militant.
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Swifty-06 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh okay, my bad
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Adalack Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016
If they're broken at all, it's no greater than a lot of the rest of us humans, and sadly, they may not be conscious of the need to change, so that's a perfectly good reason for them not to take action, Swifty-06; if you know you're injured from a battle, you can take action to get yourself medical treatment- if you do not know you're injured, you'd not do anything. I ask you: what's worse: to not know you need to be healed or to know you need to be healed? (all other things being equal of course, including your desire to live.)
Of course, by logic it also covers all of humanity, because all humans are in the same general situation: we are a broken species, profoundly so! Just look at what we humans do to eachother: our behavior as a species is truly horrible!
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Undertale-Trashie Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
* -never been to church-

* well

* im broken i guess
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artestami Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The healthy do not need hospitals, it is the sick that do.
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dragonart116 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015
This looks great but you probably should have turned off comments
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wakaflockaflame1 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed
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Adalack Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016
The artist's choice, and frankly I agree with the aforementioned artist to allow comments- it enables defense of their position, as well as using the post as a "probe" to ascertain the views and who needs to be confronted and why/how.
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wakaflockaflame1 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd easily agree if humans weren't constant disappointments. Llama Emoji-48 (I'm Cool with Mah Sunglasses) [V2]
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ImagineMinty Featured By Owner Edited Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And who are the 'Broken'?
If you are referring to atheists, you are not only offending me, but your God as well.
If you are not, then I am sorry and I'll remove my comment :)
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Nilopher Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist

I didn’t make the quote, but it's referring to everyone (especially those interested in going to church).

Most people go to church looking for a closer encounter with God (not that I believe it’s the only place we can achieve that), we don’t go to church because we are complete, or perfect, we go because we accept we are not, and we want to be perfected, and completed by God
(1 Peter 5:10).  

There’s a bible verse that says:
When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance” ~ Mark 2:17

The church is full of sinners, full of “works in progress”, people that want to be whole again, that’s why a church is a ‘hospital for the broken’. (Or it should be, since there are churches that are sadly feigning to be the opposite). 

I hope that explains it better o.o (: 

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ImagineMinty Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh I see, thank for the explanation :)
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Adalack Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016
Yeah, basically, everybody in the entire living human race today is broken somehow- myself most definitely included.
That's what Christ came to fix, or to enable the repair of: look at human treatment of other humans- we are a profoundly messed-up species in dire need of guidence in treatment of others!
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BiBitheLucario Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Student General Artist
{I do agree though I'm agnostic, religion is a sacart thing and shouldn't as an exuse to hate, the church is in some peoples' eyes is like what your stamp states}
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Nilopher Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
(: :hug: 
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KIngBases Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
I hate to be that one but is actually a business.The people there dont give a fuck if youre going to heaven,hell or candyland.If you buy their "blessed" shit,you can die right here.Who cares.
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wakaflockaflame1 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
True...., but not all are like that...
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KIngBases Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016
most i saw are like that
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wakaflockaflame1 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Well you need to get out of that town or city.
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KIngBases Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016
well im a minor, so i have to wait //i plan on moving out anyway
also religious shit doesnt really bothers me since im a atheist, might turn into a satanist but even then i greatly dislike churches, wont visit them even if you pay me
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wakaflockaflame1 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Shit, if you paid me enough, I'd visit one.
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dragonart116 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015
And were are you getting your information from look you can believe what you want but that is not what it's like and who cares if You die let's see your family friends think about what you say before you say it
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KIngBases Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015
lmao
and yeah, the truth can fucking hurt
and i do think before i say, by your comment i can say that you dont do the same
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dragonart116 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015
Shut the fuck up in that case just shut the fuck up keep your shit to your self
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KIngBases Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015
right back at ya
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dragonart116 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015
Fuck you no life
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KIngBases Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015
right back at ya ;')
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dragonart116 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015
This is gonna go back and forth so let's just stop talking ps fuck you
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Nilopher Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Not all churches have a "business", and just because some people are not interested in their brothers and sisters that doesn't mean everyone is the same. 
If you don't feel the love of God through the people of a church then they have a lot to learn.
Sadly nowadays there are few good churches out there, but they still exist. 
But we christians don't go to church 'because of others' we go to church 'because of God'. 

Have a nice day :hug:
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KIngBases Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
you dont have to go to the church to be a christian.
and yeah,you may go because of God ,but most churches dont give a fuck if youre here because of your beliefs or because you got injured and that was the closest place where you though you could ask for help

and dont get me started on the oh so called "fearful of God" priests that rape like is nobodys fucking business
is corrupted as shit
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Nilopher Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist

:bulletblack: “you dont have to go to the church to be a christian.

True. I never said the contrary.

:bulletblack: “and yeah,you may go because of God ,but most churches dont give a fuck if youre here because of your beliefs or because you got injured and that was the closest place where you though you could ask for help”

There are churches that do care. In the church there are different kinds of people. All of them are a work in progress so there are still people that don’t reflect Jesus’ character, but others do. It’s our duty as brothers and sisters in Christ to be of help for those that still don’t reflect Jesus’ character.

I don’t feel discouraged by that…that’s life, it happens, and not only in churches.  

:bulletblack: and dont get me started on the oh so called "fearful of God" priests that rape like is nobodys fucking business 
is corrupted as shit

Yes, corruption is everywhere. Not only in the church (where it shouldn’t be). I don’t blame a whole church, or all churches, or all Christians (or non-christians) for the sins of an individual. 

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KIngBases Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
Good points.Is still a...corrupted thing,from what I've seen,so I usually have a negative impression of it.
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Nilopher Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
yes, corrupted and impacting since it comes from a place where we less expect it :/ I think that's why it's more noticeable and it tends to damage the image of christians as a whole.
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KIngBases Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
I guess.
If my religion had priests that rape and that use religion as excuse to get away with it,I could see why it damages the image of said religion
And then there are also extremists who dont help
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Nilopher Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
yup :/
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Squirates Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry but all it's done is make my life worse.
I mean if it helped you cool but it hasn't helped me.
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Crazy-Eel Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This stamp is full of truth!
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RollerTrack3 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
In my experience, people who went to church ended up more broken then when they didn't.
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AirsoftGamerVideos Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I like this stamp. I'll use it.
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ZacharyTC Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I should remember this. :)
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Nilopher Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:tighthug:
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timeice Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
THIS is how I always saw church, both when I was a kid and now.
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MuteKrocodil Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
All its ever done is break me more.
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PrinceDumuzi Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Actually Christianity stole from the Sumerian religion and butchered it up into hate.
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