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Bear Grylls says modern Western church doesn’t represent what Jesus would want

British adventurer and survivalist Bear Grylls has said that he thinks churches nowadays doesn’t represent what Jesus would want.

“I think Jesus would really struggle with 99 percent of churches nowadays,” he said in an interview with Christian Post. He thinks that the important thing is to be close to Jesus and “drop the religious.”

Grylls is best known for his show “Man vs. Wild” and he is also a best-selling author. Grylls has spoken openly about his faith on other occasions as well including in a 2017 GQ magazine article in which he said that “faith can be difficult to articulate” and “it has to be tried to be felt.”

Church Leaders reports:

“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,” [Gryllis 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.”

[…] Grylls is also a Christian who speaks openly about his faith. In a 2017 article in GQ magazine, he wrote:

For me, having a Christian faith can be difficult to articulate. It’s like describing ice cream or swimming—it has to be tried to be felt. But, in a nutshell, my faith tells me that I am known, that I am secure and that I am loved—regardless of the storms I may find myself in from time to time, regardless of how often I fall and fail.

Read the full article here.

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