N.T. Write, a Bible scholar and serious disciple of the Lord, wrote: “I believe that the closer we get to the original Jesus the closer we are to recognizing the face of the living God.” How true!
However, to really see the original Jesus we need to pray against and take off religious glasses so that we can see clearly who Jesus really is. Religion has painted a seriously distorted picture of the real Jesus. They have made Him sweet and nice and not radical and commanding attention. They have made Him soft and cuddly and not One who is Lord of the universe and thus strong and powerful. They have turned Him into a God that winks at indiscretion and sin and not One who judges and demands (strong word) holiness and obedience.