Monday, August 9, 2010

Religion and Religiously

How often have we heard someone say something like, "He goes to the gym religiously" or "She checks up on her parents religiously." We know what that means. They do these things faithfully and consistently.
Here's my question. Do you practice your religion religiously? Just because one may "have a religion" does not mean they are faithful or consistent in their practice of it. It does not make it a priority in their lives. Oh how we need more Christians to practice Christianity religiously.
According to James 1:26, it is possible to have a useless religion. However, if we want to practice pure religion, we must strive to meet the needs of others and keep ourselves "unspotted from the world" (James 1:27). Remember, it does not matter how religious you are if you don't practice your religion religiously!

Just a note: I have heard that there are some now referring to our First Amendment right of freedom of religion as "the freedom to worship." We should be careful to point out that worship is a part of our religion and the First Amendment encompasses much more than that. Otherwise, the argument will eventually be made by those who oppose Christianity that certain aspects of our religion may be regulated by the state. May we ever be vigilant about this precious freedom.

1 comment:

val said...

A gift from the wilderness Rev 12:6…truth:
God will not put any child created in his image no matter what their sins into a hell fire. It never entered God’s heart or mind to ever do such a thing Jer 7:31, Jer 19:5.
I would like to invite you to read the true word John 1:1 delivered Rev 12 and proven, Satan has deceived the whole world until now. Those who in their pride refuse to hear Acts 3:22-23 what God has commanded me to deliver cannot turn their hearts to ALL the children of God Luke 1:17. God has all power. Neither Satan nor does sin have any power. Christ destroyed the power of the devil Heb 2:14. Every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess to God Rom 14:11, 1 John 1:9, each in their own order 1 Cor 15:23. Not one flesh born child will be lost John 17:12 except one, Satan's son the son of perdition 2 Thes 2:3. All of God's children will have a place Ezek 37:26 all will be given new hearts and new minds. Some justly will be placed in outer darkness Matt 8:12. Outer darkness is not death it is placement on another planet far from the new earth in the new heavens Rev 21. The word hell in Matt 10:28 and 23:33 is Strong’s #1067 it means place of everlasting punishment, Prove all before you judge any.