Choose Your Destiny: Jesus VS Religion

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Here is the second and final part to this poem…

If you missed it, you might want to Read the Prologue first …

There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.

Proverbs 16:25


Choose Your Destiny

Jesus VS Religion


There is a way that seems good and right

but this is the way to death…


Jesus heals, Religion steals

Jesus gives, Religion takes


Jesus is the sacrifice

Religion creates its own device


Jesus draws the line,

Religion demands a sign


Jesus completes, Religion competes

Jesus purifies, Religion putrefies


Jesus reveals, Religion conceals

There is a way that seems good and right


Jesus commands our destiny,

Religion deceives humanity


Jesus is the Chosen One

Religion usurps God’s Only Son


Jesus is the Final Word

Religion plucks the wings of birds


Jesus is the only way

Religion poses and betrays


Jesus causes the blind to see

Religion adds its own decrees


Jesus is seated at God’s Right Hand

Religion comes up with its own commands


Jesus gives his children rest

Religion fails its own test


Jesus says come as you are

Religion says, you’ve gone too far


Jesus longs for all to come

Religion allows room for some


Jesus does not compromise

Religion wears a thin disguise


Jesus to His Father ascribes

Religion bows to the father of lies


Jesus lives to intercede for man

Religion thwarts God’s only plan


The Holy Key


For salvation and eternity

Jesus is the Holy Key,

allows all eyes

to finally see

into the beautiful mystery

of God’s Perfect Majesty

For all who willingly bow their knee…

Jesus alone will set you free.






“If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.” John 14:7

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Dawn Paoletta is a life enthusiast who loves to juggle words, chug coffee, and journal excessively. You can find her gathering stones on the beach most mornings. She enjoys hanging out with her hubby, daughter and family pets in Narragansett, RI and shares her passion, poetry and prose @Enthusiastically, Dawn.

11 thoughts on “Choose Your Destiny: Jesus VS Religion

  1. Must read and re-read, let the truth of these words penetrate and soak deep. Thank you for sharing, for being bold, breaking down barriers, speaking truth. May we all cling to Jesus not religion; in our lives, our homes, our churches….


    1. Rashea, I hope what comes across here, is that external religiosity does not mean internal repentance. Religion represents (in this context) a false or faulty view of God and self…Only Jesus can clear the way for Truth…as He is the Way and the Truth. This is nothing new…it s the continual sin throughout Old and New Testament. We can’t have it our way and God’s…Religion (here) is the reliance on flesh and not faith in God’s provision and ways alone…I pray this poem challenges you to rely on and trust Him alone. Thanks for commenting.


  2. I am going to print this and hang it on the fridge…Ive been reading a lot on religion and spirituality…this sums it all up for me….thank you for the words….

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