Dead on arrival!
That’s the only way to describe a religion that claims to speak for God and yet is completely godless. Jesus simply doesn’t give them a chance.
He doesn’t even call for repentance. He just says - Woe to you! And He says it perfectly – seven times!
When religion isn’t interested in justice, mercy and faithfulness, it’s DOA!
If instead, religion focuses on insignificant things – strains out the gnats but swallows a camel – it’s beyond resuscitation!
When religious leaders are greedy and self-indulgent, it’s over!
When everything is calculated to look good but the reality is hypocrisy and wicked lives, CPR is futile!
When everything is put on for show and public consumption, it’s dead!
Where is this spiritual point of no return?
For sure, when Jesus is present and the heart is unmoved by His love and wisdom!