I Don’t Like the Word “Religion”

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There is a big difference between the Christian walk and other religions. In religion, it is man trying to find ways to get to God, only to fall short every time. In the Christian faith, it is the other way around, it is God who comes down to His people in order to save them from their sins. You may have noticed that I have been avoiding calling the walk with Christ as Christianity. That is because people view Christianity as any other religion; an institution where man is trying to get to God. As followers of Jesus Christ, we must stop thinking of ways of pleasing the Lord in order to get on His good side. Instead, we ought to serve the Lord out of gratitude for the work that He has already done for us. A work that we could not do by ourselves. Faith in Christ must not be bunched with religion; it is in a league all by itself.
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As most of you all know, I am a huge supporter of my local church. I volunteer when I can, donate as much as possible, and invite people as frequently as possible.So it may come as a surprise to you that I am not a huge fan of the idea of religion. The whole institution of religion has gotten a pretty bad rap, whether its Christianity or any other religion. Doing things because your religion tells you to, is not something I am a fan of. I think living your life for a higher being is all based on you waking up each day and choosing to partake.

I believe that going to services and in my case, following Jesus is the best thing ever. Going to church, praying, and reading the bible are what I like to consider my living traditions, rather then my religion. I practice these things…

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