impressive !

As He was going out of the temple complex, one of His disciples said to Him,

“Teacher, look! What massive stones! What impressive buildings!” Mark13:1

Jesus came and tossed the whole showy impressive religious thing on its head: buildings, rituals, liturgies, prayer-beads, altars, shawls, incense, candles, curtains, temple priests, robes, big hats, holy sites, icons,
washings, public piety & pride, religious political worldly power…….

and then sometime soon after he left His humble, lowly “nobody” disciples to spread the good news of the simple gospel to all peoples………

……the religious and pagan and gnostic and political and worldly and unbelieving, and the “great”, and the ambitious, and the warring, and the powerful, and the covetous,
all got together and organized an impressive religious thing again…… in Christ’s name……. and it’s been growing, mighty and powerful and impressive in the world, ever since.

3 thoughts on “impressive !

  1. Excellent insight – cross reference this with Matthew 17:4, Is 66:1, and Acts 7:41.
    Man build structures – G_d is a Spirit and will only dwell in meek & lowly followers through/in/via Yahshua.

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