Instead of thinking like “Christians,” let’s start thinking like CHRIST. Too much so-called “Christian” doctrine is really religious in nature. Don’t believe this? Follow along with me…
When someone gets saved and immediately someone tries to train that new convert to memorize the 10 Commandments, thatâ€™s religion!
When folks look down their nose at the sister who comes up in the church wearing a pants-suit, that’s religion!
When what saith the Pastor, Bishop, or Apostle is esteemed more than the Word of God, that’s religion!
When the teaching of the tithe is taught such that if you don’t tithe, God will get it back from you in medical bills or some other such threat, that’s religion!
When sexual purity and chastity are taught by leadership but not observed by leadership, that’s religion.
I could go on and on but the gist of it is that it’s not about religion, it’s about RELATIONSHIP with God through Jesus Christ. Religion, denomination, and doctrine can’t even save themselves, much less you.
God was never, is not, and never will be about religion. He is a King, so He is concerned about His Government and He is a Father, so He is concerned about His children. Mankind has taken the simplicity of salvation and perverted it into dogma.
Religion is bondage and is tantamount to spiritual slavery. Folks need to get up off the spiritual plantation and navigate spiritually northward to the freedom and liberty that can only be found in Christ Jesus!