Monday, February 20, 2012

Pure Religion

James tells us that religion that is pure and undefiled is a religion that visits orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world (James 1:27). So if someone says it is not about religion, would they say that they don't think it's necessary to visit orphans and widows? James paints a picture here when he says orphans and widows. I see orphans represented as children and widows being represented as the older generation. This covers every age.. Everyone. To say that to be a believer without religion would not be correct then right? However, without a growing relationship with Christ and accepting the gift of Grace he has offered, religion would be of no interest. Religion is not about who or what, oughts and ought nots, but visiting everyone, sharing the gospel (Genesis to Revelation) and being unstained from the world. This religion is BASED on the relationship we have with Christ. As a follower, I want to do this with my whole heart as I hope any follower would. Because this is God's word, we must obey. Unbelievers, on the other hand are focused only on things they understand instinctively (Jude 10). We must not forget the ultimate goal of these things is so that God receives glory.. And he will.

Ps this is open for discussion. Please tell me what you think. I understand there is controversy about this subject.

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