Fake Religion and its Alternative
Fake religion is a widespread problem. It convinces adherents that they are right with God and yet it lacks the power to produce profound transformation. Fake religion ultimately produces hypocrites.
In this episode we see Jesus tackle fake religion head on. First through his prophecy-sign, cursing the fig tree that was all show and no fruit. Then he entered the Jerusalem temple and temporarily halted the religious machinery. It too was all show and no fruit.
Jesus’s actions highlight these three challenges to the contemporary church:
- The Problem of Fake Religion
- The Traits of Fake Religion
- The Alternative to Fake Religion
David Varney, pastor Foundation Church Belfast