Does Anyone Care What The Lord Has To Say About Religion????
“He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth Me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. Howbeit in vain do they worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do. And He said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.” —Mark 7:6-9
Religions are simply the outgrowth of ancient myths and dogmas handed down from
generation to generation and formalized into faiths, rituals and traditions.
The “Secular God”, (God without the religious myths), the creator of the universe and father of life is an infinitely powerful creative power who knows no bounds and exists everywhere. Nothing is impossible for this creative power, his power extends even beyond the universe.
When we take away religion, with all its myths and stories, etc. from the realm of God what is left? Evidence of a “Secular God’s” existence is all around us – the primary evidence of God’s existence is the beauty of its creations that we can see and experience.
However, so many questions about life are with us all the days of our life and they must be answered one way or another. In this life, a time comes when we must settle in our hearts whether or not a God does exist.
Is there life after death?
Is there a heaven?
Is there a hell?
What is the purpose of life?
Does God really give us eternal life?
Will God actually punish people in hell?
Is God, if there is a God, telling me the truth?
Look at the world today and the destruction sin causes! Will the wicked really be turned into hell?
WE ALL HAVE TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS AND MANY MORE because they need to be answered. No person can escape having to decide the answer to these questions; no one, it’s a part of life! You may decide you want nothing to do with God at all, but THEN THAT IS YOUR DECISION. See, you have to decide!
Many religions will offer you answers to these questions, but the answers are not found in religion.
The answers are found in a person, the Lord Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son!
And finally Religion is Man-Made!!!
God never created religions. He is not asking golds or silvers or money from us. He just wants True Love and Faith from us. Jesus has never said to create a new religion. He shed His blood not only for some group. But He shed His blood for all mankind. we are redeemed by the blood of Jesus.
“you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.
He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you.-1 pet 1:18-20
By believing in this miraculous work, we’re saved. Plain and simple.
This leaves little room for hierarchy among men. This is so we can only boast in God – not ourselves. Paul puts this better.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast. — Ephesians 2:8-9.
Religion is man’s teachings; whereas the gospel is God’s plan of salvation.
Moreover, brethren, I declare to you THE GOSPEL which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.
For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received:
that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures,– 1cor 15 1-4
Just remember, religion didn’t die on the cross for you—Jesus Christ did!