Jesus > Religion

Friday on GBTV, Scott Baker interviewed 22-year old Jefferson Bethke, the young man behind the viral video “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus.” The video has had over 16 million views on You Tube, far more than Bethke expected, causing a lot of discussion among both Christians and non-believers, and of course, the media. It seems that everyone has a strong opinion on Bethke’s message. (Watch below)

The interview, which lasted a little over twenty minutes, is a great example of GBTV bringing you the stories that you care about, and aren’t going to get the objective coverage of anywhere else. Many Christians who are critical of Bethke’s view of ‘religion’ in the message of his video seem to defensive, similar to the attacks fall down on those who speak truth outside of the establishment in the political world.

Critics seem to be afraid the video will be interpreted as an attack on the church, which it clearly isn’t, and that it will give people an excuse not to participate in the actions of the church. Again, like the establishment doesn’t trust the American people to make wise choices, some of the Christian critics seem afraid their Christian brothers and sisters, can't hear the real message of this video. A fear that often rises in people of power when someone is bold enough aim tough questions at a big institution. It's not a message of "do we need the church," it's a message that points out what is suppose to go inside the "shell" of the church.

Jefferson Bethke, a graduate of Pacific University, who works at a community center in Belleview, WA, told Scott on Friday that he went to church most of his life, but it wasn’t until college that “Jesus transformed his life, or changed his life, is a real way.” Which really is one of the points made in this video—you can mask yourself as a Christian on the outside by going to church on Sundays, but that doesn’t hold a lot of water if your heart isn’t in it.

Stated in his video like this:

“Because if grace is water, then the church should be an ocean

It’s not a museum for good people, it’s a hospital for the broken

Which means I don’t have to hide my failure, I don’t have to hide my sin

Because it doesn’t depend on me, it depends on Him.”

 

This interview covered a wide range of topics rarely discussed in the mainstream media—things like Jefferson’s life transformation to the topic of grace, and the role of the church, which he describes as “Jesus’ bride.” Bethke made a point to clarify what some are missing in his message, that many get so caught up in the daily motions of the church, that they forget the purpose of the church, which isn’t simply following some rules or sitting in a pew every Sunday morning.

Jefferson and Scott discuss the style of today’s young people and what their looking for it churches, or leadership in general. It’s not the traditional church or simply the “establishment” that young people are turned off by, it seems to be the lack of authenticity. If you look at the churches and organizations that are growing today in America, and even the popularity individuals like Tim Tebow, they have a couple things in common. Not only are they unafraid to publicly say what they believe, but they walk their talk—they’re authentic.

Jefferson and his friend on the other side of the camera, Matthew Viola, have already had a big rise in speaking engagements, and have been blown away by the response to this video. One thing is for sure, everyone will be on the lookout for their next video. A clearly humble, brave young man, pursuing Truth, is a great example of what many in this country seem to be looking for, someone who will be honest with them and tell them like it is. Someone who boldly lives and speaks his faith.

If you haven’t had a chance to see the full interview between Scott and Jefferson, it is available on demand here.

President Joe Biden just had the worst-rated week in the entire first year of his presidency, but his latest poll numbers are the icing on the cake, Bill O'Reilly told Glenn Beck on the radio program.

Given that polls aren’t always correct, O’Reilly explained another way to prove that Biden's first year may be worse than any other president's before him: It’s impossible to name one single contribution Biden has made to move America forward.

"Biden: There isn't anything you can point to. Not one thing ... that he's done to improve the nation. That's the test. You just step back, take emotion out of it, politics out of it, and say, give me one thing that Joe Biden has done to improve the country. Just one. And you can't do it," O'Reilly said. "And if there is, I want your listeners to contact me at BillO'Reilly.com."

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A recent report from Rolling Stone details a public letter sent to Spotify — signed by "270 physicians and scientists" — demanding that the platform implement a "misinformation policy" in response to Joe Rogan's recent interview with Dr. Robert Malone on “The Joe Rogan Experience.”

"This is absolute fascism," Glenn Beck said on the radio program. "There is no safe space. They're coming after talk radio. They're coming after our podcasts. They're coming after our websites."

Glenn said this is this is just one more example of the left's crackdown on freedom of speech and further prove of their ongoing fight against free thinkers or anybody who wants to have an open conversation that may include ideas contrary to what they believe.

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There is no transparency when it comes to the Biden administration, and Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz's recent exchange with the FBI’s Jill Sanborn is just another example. When questioned about alleged involvement the FBI had on January 6, 2021, Sanborn refused to answer almost every single time.

Do our government officials still work for us? Take a look at the latest headlines: The DOJ and U.S. Army are preparing for possible conflicts with "domestic terrorists," Biden's education secretary allegedly requested the NSBA letter that suggested treating upset parents like domestic terrorists, and President Biden said if you're not with him on the Democrats' voting bills, then you're with the Confederacy. Meanwhile, the FBI won't tell Congress whether it was involved in the the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and the corporate media insists that there's nothing to see here, especially concerning Ray Epps.

The American people are concerned, and it’s "extraordinarily disturbing" how far the federal government goes to avoid answering our questions, Glenn Beck said on the radio program. There's a very odd growing trend here: Our leaders, including the unelected ones, no longer answer to the people. This must stop now.

"The question that I have is, where is the transparency? And is anyone going to be held accountable? They are not afraid of our senators. They are not afraid of Congress," he stated. "This has got to stop. They have got to answer to the law. This is an oversight committee. Who is in charge, the FBI or the people? Once the people are not in charge and are not allowed to see the secret documents, we are toast. Toast!"

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Have you ever wondered why so many insane things are happening simultaneously RIGHT NOW? Big corporations are going woke. The stock market got red-hot during a FORCED recession. Stores like Walmart and Target were allowed to stay open during the lockdown, but mom-and-pop stores on Main Street had to close, some of them forever.

On Wednesday's "GlennTV" special, Glenn Beck explains it all in this sneak-peek episode — a primer to his new book and the upcoming explosive, in-depth special: “The Great Reset: Joe Biden & the Rise of 21st-Century Fascism.” Co-author Justin Haskins joins along with Glenn’s head writer and researcher, Jason Buttrill, to answer audience questions about a topic that the media has tried to censor and “fact-check.” You will be equipped with everything you need to know about what the global elites of the world have planned for the transformation of society and YOUR life.

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