TRUTHS ABOUT RELIGION
HERE ARE SOME GENERAL TRUTHS: TRUE RELIGION
(Phil Sanders – In Search of the Lords way)
This morning I spent some time examining the differences between true religion and false religions. Here are some general truths: True Religion
True religion points to the Lord Jesus; false religion points to the men who presume they are an addition to or better than Jesus.
True religion holds to the inspired word of God; false religion points to the writings of men.
True religion is poor in spirit; false religion is full of selfish ambition.
True religion sees our utter need for God; false religion thinks God has an utter need for me.
True religion is about love and service to God and others; false religion is all about self-esteem and what I feel.
True religion longs for truth and fellowship with God; false religion longs for power.
True religion makes one a servant of the living God; false religion turns a human into a god.
True religion appeals to the soul and the spirit; false religion appeals to the flesh.
True religion searches the Scriptures to see if these things are so; false religion swallows whatever people like.
True religion is content to hold to what is written in Scripture; false religion feels it must edit what God says to suit the times.
True religion calls men to repent; false religion demands everyone accept them as they are without the need for repentance.
True religion understands that repentance is turning away from what God defines as sin to what God defines as righteousness; false religion
True religion embraces, practices, and teaches forgiveness, because the good Lord offers forgiveness to those who out of love repent and obey God; but false religion has little room for forgiving the weaknesses of others.
True religion realizes that we are created in the image of God; false religion tries to recreate God in our own image.