Religion ??? Why do people feel the need to practice religion when they don't follow what He teaches ?? There is no gain for their actions, in fact we who believe are warned that their behavior is like filthy rags to God.
So why do these people continue to parade around in their lies as if they are holy in the eyes of God ?? Well, it is my humble opinion that they do it because they gain financially as well as politically from it. Look at the politicians we have running today. They want to be the pastor, priest, preacher, ... in command as well as the president. Very dangerous for we the people who know that the State needs to be separated from the control of the religious- because there is no way to bring all the people of this nation under one banner of religion- not because following Jesus Christ is bad or wrong. But because no-one was forced by Jesus Christ to follow Him in the first place.
1 Timothy 2:1-7
2 Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time,
Paul in his letter to Timothy says that all men should be prayed for. That includes those who don't believe, because God our Savior desires all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of truth. For there is one God and and one Mediator between God and men and The Mediator is Jesus Christ.
Never wondering at the words warning about them, they feel secure, because they think no-one reads The Holy Bible anymore.
4 Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, 2 speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron, 3 forbidding to marry, and commanding to
abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. 4 For every creature
of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving; 5 for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
How many recognize the RCC in this passage ?? They forbid their priests to marry-yet at one time didn't- they had for years the forbidding of eating meat on Fridays- but now say it is okay- they claim the priests are necessary for people to confess their sin to in order to be forgiven-yet some of those same priests molest the children they are trusted to bring the love of Christ to-. The Catholic church was a good church at one time.
They have fallen into the apostasy that was warned about. They now preach the doctrines of demons being deceived by the lies of power, wealth, and control here on earth. I pray that the people would come out of the darkness of their lies and see the light of Jesus Christ.
Read His word and know His word. Know the word of God and compare it to what those who claim to teach in His Name say. Don't take my word or any other man or womans word. Read His word and then decide which way you will go.
5 The elders who are among you I exhort, I who am a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that will be revealed: 2 Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly; 3 nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock;
Here is an example of how the servants of Christ are to sheperd His flock. Do you see this in the mega churches, in the RCC, in the churches that preach hatred and division based on skin colors, genders, material wealth ??
Religion ??? Not in my understanding.
Your comments as always are welcome, disagree if you will. But respect the rights of those you disagree with.
Written to open the eyes of any who wish to know Him and His way, not for any gain on my part.
Peace to all who accept Peace.
Now I have read The Holy Bible and have seen where Christ warns the Pharisees of their outward religion and their inward decay of death and rotting bones and flesh. I see it in the churches today, I see it in the politicians today, I see it in the televangelists, and I see it on the streets, and in the businesses. Crying out how holy they are, and how it is a sin to do what everybody else, but they say is right. Their religious fervor no doubt whipped up in a sanctimonious, hypocritical display of self righteous posing for the multitudes to wonder at. The speakers rolling out their religious platitudes and placing theirhands out to be paid in cash for their appearnce as a saving grace in peoples lives.