Sunday, January 11, 2015
Today we have religious people demonizing "religion" in general. How can we put this into context with any substance?
Religion is a set of beliefs put into action. EVERYONE has one (yes even athiests). Anyone demonizing "religion" itself alone IMV doesn't know scripture (on the subject). The bible mentions pure and undefiled - religion (thrēskeia/ Jas.1:27) and Paul mentioned he had a "religion" (Acts 26:5). Its MAN MADE religion that we were warned about not "religion" in and of its self. We are to have a ongoing relationship (religion) with GOD. Faith without works is dead and thats what i see people claiming of themselves when they say they dont have a religion/ (lukewarm). Be Doers. It begins when your journey begins. Stand for something and bring forth fruits!
Both the English and Greek words convey the simple meaning. I will say the confussion may come in with multiple (modern)definitions of the English word. Some may lean unto religion being related to a large group sharing a set of beliefs and doctrine. But even then we are told the body of Christ isnt to be divided and groups that all follow set man made doctrine are called denominations. Denomination means seperation and or division. Yeshua wants us to be a unified one just as he and the Father are one. God is spirit and they who worship shall worship him in Spirit and in truth. With that being said No two people are Always at the Same stage of their walks and (imv) No two people have All the same layers of truth in common understanding thus no two people agree on All things All the time (unless one is following anothers doctrine blindly and putting his trust in man and not GOD). That Would be a problem. Traditions of men make void the Word of GOD (Mark 7:13) in ones walk.
GOD's house is to be a house of prayer. Embrace your relationship with Our Father today. Yeshua (The Word) is the Way! Got "Jesus"? Jn.15:15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. Rev.3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. /
Faith consists of evidence- Heb.11:1/ Its an experiance. 1love