Monday, March 5, 2012
RELIGION: TAKING TRAINLOADS TO HELL
EVEN THE DEVILS HAVE RELIGION
“Then they asked Him,
‘What must we do to do the works God requires?’
‘The work of God is this:
to believe in the One He has sent.’”
The religious want religious answers. This answer from the lips of the Son of God did not satisfy the religious then, and it will not satisfy you if you want religion now.
Religion seeks but never finds, because religion rejoices in its own activities, and in the search itself. Religion wants prescriptions, and lists, and tasks. Religion wants a clear outline of “minimum standards”.
Religion desires a physical house of worship and a creed and an organization. Religion desires structure and rules.
Religion is never the answer, because religion exists to create more structure, and more requirements, and sustains itself through order and repetition.
The religious want to do things religiously, which simply means to do something over and over to earn a feeling of absolution or worthiness.
The religions of the world exist by teaching that without their religious structure and adherence to their many requirements, no man can know God.
Religion is what people get when they get what they want.
Jesus didn’t come to give what people want, but rather what they need, and what they must have if they would inherit eternal life with God the Father.
Religion kills. Religion imprisons. Religion deceives. Religion takes people to hell by the trainload. All man-made religious structures stand worthless and condemned since Christ.
The ekklesia of God, the Holy Nation, the Household of God, the Family of God, His Treasured Possession, is made up, not of those who seek religion or religious experience, but those who believe in Jesus with a saving belief, an empowered belief that comes when God the Father draws a person to Jesus. Nobody can be part of this true Body of Christ on earth except he or she be drawn by the Father. These called and chosen know Jesus’ voice, and will not follow religion, or any other shepherd. His sheep know Him, and follow Him only, doing the things He does, having His mind, being led and empowered by His Spirit.
Does any of this sound like your religion? If you list your religion as Christianity, and say you are a believer in Jesus because you go to a Christian church building and participate in the activities and services, and because you sometimes read your Bible and even pray, and that makes it so, then you may be entirely deceived, as the religious Jews were in their day. If you think you are saved because you believe in the “basic principles and precepts” of the Bible, and believe that Jesus is the Christ, please listen.
Perhaps your deep discontent, which you express to nobody but your own inner self, is because you know you are not truly experiencing the Christ-life, and abiding in Christ, but are just being a religious ‘Christian’!
Many of us have been raised in this religion. Many of us were caught in this religious trap. Many of us are hearing the voice of Christ, the Word of Christ, for the first time, calling us out from this empty life of observance and spectatorship.
Come with us on the only adventure worth having in this life, the Life of Christ lived in us, the fullness of Christ growing in us, the Way, the Truth, and the Life lived out through us.
If you truly believe, your life will be Christ’s, and He will live in you, and His Spirit will empower you to live a life of love and sacrifice for others as Jesus did. Remember, even the devils have religion!
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