Religion Can’t Save YOU!

Titus 3:5 say’s He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit.

What is religion? When I look the word up it say’s this, the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods: Therefore, many people including some saints are confused because they believe that being a Christian is a religion.

Being a Christian is not a religion at all, man has made it into one. For when you look at the word Christian it means to be in right relationship with Jesus; to be Christ-like. When you read the four gospels you will see how Jesus responded to the religious leaders concerning religion. For the leaders during Jesus time believed that religion was about rules, traditions and law. We also see that out of religion those same people crucified Him.

Still to this day we have people believing that their religion is going to save them, reason being they have a promise within themselves that their good-deeds will outweigh their wrongs they’ve done in life. Then on the other hand you have these extremists who kill and destroy in the name of religion.

Why does a supposed to be Christian say that their belief is religion? The correct answer is that you are a Christian your belief is having faith in Christ Jesus. Nowhere in being Christ-like has anything to do with religion and it never will. When I ask a person, what is his or her belief some still say religion. Could it be that they are afraid to say that they are a Christian? Never be ashamed to say you are a Christian, people will not want to hear you call yourself a Christian, people will become uncomfortable; but that is their problem not yours. Jesus said that the gospel will offend people.

Remember what Jesus said in Matthew 10:33, but whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. Maybe you haven’t given much thought to the words you have chosen when you say your belief is religion, I strongly encourage you to speak correctly today. If you truly are a Christian start saying you are, but if you are serving religion then I say to you today, come from among it today. For salvation is knocking at your hearts door.

 

Which God they ask

1 Corinthians 8:6 says” yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.

Yesterday’s Trivia Answer: The trivia question was which book of the bible has the most chapters? The answer was the book of Psalm. (I want to thank Deborah for participating in the trivia she reads her bible) For the rest of you who didn’t participate, I do hope that you start reading your bible. As a Christian it is imperative.

th6PZ9UNXYWhen you mention the name GOD, people will ask which GOD? As if there are other gods. Sounds pretty stupid to me but after thinking how people view a god. They believe that there are many gods, god of earth, god of healing, god of whatever they need their god to be at that moment. You have gods of universe or spirits and this new age god, which sees like many of the celebrities are taking a liking to.

And yet when you ask these people what their god does, they can’t give you one solid answer, they base their facts on nothing. They believe that they have peace and that they have some type of freedom. It’s not that their gods give them peace or this freedom that they speak of, what they are actually saying is “they do what they want to do” for they are their own gods.

But when tragedy hits close to him for these people whose name do they call on? I tell you whose name they call on, they call out to the God of Israel, the God of King of Kings, the God of Glory. That’s right you will see them being begging for prayers. I believe people like this know that there is a much higher God in Authority they just refuse to believe it. And being stubborn as they are they won’t turn down someone praying for them. My question is this, if you don’t believe in my God then why do you seek Him when you are in trouble? One day soon the whole world will see that their is only One True God and His name is God Almighty!

Today’s Trivia Question is: What did Jesus say is the greatest commandment?

I will post the answer on the next day’s devotion. Have a blessed Saturday and a Joyous fellowship in church on Sunday.