TV survivalist Bear Grylls, best known for “Man vs. Wild,” believes most churches have sanitized their messages to the point of being unrecognizable to Jesus Himself.
The 48-year-old British former Special Forces soldier is not your typical Christian and he knows it.
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“I think Jesus would really struggle with 99% of churches nowadays,” Grylls told The Christian Post.
“Our job in life is to stay close to Christ and drop the religious, drop the fluff, drop the church if you need to because that means so many different things to different people anyway,” he said. “Keep the bit of church which is about community and friends and honesty and faith and love. All the masks, performances, music and worship bands and all of that sort of stuff — I don’t think Christ would recognize a lot of that.”
The husband and father of three sons explained that the church has replaced the realness and ruggedness of Jesus with religious language and a lack of honesty.
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