Christianity is not a Religion- (Study of James- Part 12)
“Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” (James 1:26-27)
I am the last person that could ever be religious, but people still call me religious. It’s crazy, because I’m not religious and I don’t have a religion. Being a Christian, doesn’t mean that you have a new religion or you’re religious. Being a Christian means, that you’re saved, even know you’re a sinner. Means that you see you have sin, and sinned against God and all man and that you repent (turn back from your sin; doing evil no longer).
In my view, you’re deceived, if you think for one minute that your Christian faith is a religion and you’re trying all you can to do the perfect things, to be saved. I say that because, your saved already, so why are you going to try to do good to be saved. Jesus died for you to enter heaven.
Here is where people get confused, religion, faith, works. People say, their religion is what they put their faith into, but they work really hard to get to heaven. Think about that for minute. Here is the thing about that which don’t make since. If you’re working hard to get to heaven, then why put you faith in religion? If your works will save you and not your faith? That’s what religion is, a way to get to God. As a Christian, God get to us, he came to us as a man, the men Jesus. See to flip there?
The verse on top is clearly saying, if you think you have a religion, than are you perfect? That no wrong found in you? If you think your religious and you have wrong in you, then you’re a fool, pretty much what it means, sorry.
On the pure religion from God part; what that means is pretty much, that you’re acting upon your faith. Remember, we must hear the word and act on it. (Read Part 11 of this study).
Once again, don’t just talk it, but walk it also.