Woe to the Religious Right Matthew 23

This is what I believe that Jesus would say if he was here walking the earth.

1 Then said Jesus to those who were viewing his Ted Talk 2 “The pundits and the Politicians claim to follow me. 3 so pray, go to church, and pursue morality But they talk the talk but they don’t walk the walk. They put strict and hard rules for their followers. But they won’t follow what they say. They do some good things. 5 But they do them to look good to other people. They may wear crosses and carry a Bible. 7 they love to go to big religious functions and they sit in the front row of some of the biggest churches. 8 But none of you knows everything. You should not claim to know everything. You are all brothers and sisters helping each other 8There is only one teacher who knows everything spiritually and otherwise. 9 no man on earth is better than you.10 no one can say he is right and you are wrong with certainty. Because there is only one who does is me, your teacher, your savior, the Son of Man 11. He who is rich and powerful now will be made to serve you. 12 whoever makes himself bigger than you shall be made small. And those who are humble, I will make big.
13 “But how sad for you pundits and politicians hypocrites! You don’t allow others to enter my New world. 14 you have never lived in my new world and you won’t let others go either. 15 How sad for you pundits and politicians hypocrites. You go on Fox News, Facebook, Twitter to make people like you. But when they do, they become even more a servant of evil than you are.
23 “ How sad for you pundits and politicians hypocrites! for you speak up about abortion and this age that has sepperated sex from love and commitment but you don’t do anything about economic morality, you don’t seek justice for the oppressed, you don’t take care of this beautiful planet my father has given you. You have to fight against immorality in every form, not just ones that don’t involve your pocketbook and your stock portfolio 24 can’t you see how blind you are and how blind you are making others. You swat and kill a fly but you ignore the wild elephant going amuck in your house. ! 25 “How sad for you pundits and politicians, hypocrites! You excise all sinful media from your life bit inside your heart is sinful greed and hate. 26 You blind Pharisee! first get rid of the sin that is in your heart, and then those things will follow. 27 “Woe to you, Politicians and pundits, hypocrites! for you are like Mausoleums with new paint jobs , outside they appear beautiful, but inside there is dead bodies and decay. within they are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. 28 So you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside there is nothing but injustice, cruelty, and hate.
29 “How sad for you hypocrites! for you build Ten Commandments monuments and put them in front of your courthouses. and you make tv shows and write books honoring those who died in my name like Dietrich Bonhoeffer and William Tyndale, 30. You say If we had lived back then , we would have had nothing to do with those that persecuted them’ 31 but when you attack those who are doing my work like Jim Wallis and call him Marxist or  putting forth a false social Gospel You testify against yourselves, 3that you would have attacked those that were killed doing my work. You are their children. 32 enjoy the fruits of your fathers. They will not last long. 33 You bunch of snakes. How will you escape my punishment? 34 Throughout the years I have sent prophets. I have sent people to do my work on the earth. But you attacked them, some you have kicked out of your churches, some you persecuted and killed like you did to me. and killed them like you attacked and killed me. 35 those who came before you spilled the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of innocent Abel to Oscar Romero was murdered while giving a sermon by a government that you supported
37 “Oh America America, you started as a noble experiment. Those who wanted to follow me in a world without persecution. Oh America, America. How far you have fallen from Winthrop’s shining city on the hill. How often have I wanted to gather you in my arms with my love and truth but you would not. 38. Your nation is forsaken and desolate.
the prophets and stoning those who are sent to you! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not! 38 Behold, your house is forsaken and desolate. 39. You will see me again when I come back and create a world where love reigns supreme. Where those that you treat so bad will rejoice and find happiness that you can not even imagine. But when I do, don’t expect me to know you.

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