by Benjamin Munsell on April 2, 2019
Jesus saith unto him, I am the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE: no man cometh unto the Father, BUT BY ME. John 14:6. The world loves Religion because man can, and definitely does, custom tailor his own little god to exactly what he wants to believe in. ANYTHING goes, make up anything you want, make up a god out of anything you want, give it the rules you want to live by, AND DECLARE IT TO BE SO, and no one will argue with you because their Religion is just as made up as yours!!! And don't think it's just those heathen in India where everyone has a little stone idol in their pocket. Have you ever carried a "good luck charm", or a rabbit’s foot in YOUR pocket? (It wasn't so lucky for the rabbit, was it)? Have you ever had something electronic keep you out of church? More specifically, have you stayed home from church to watch The Big Game? No, one time doesn't prove you to be lost, or saved, but if you keep watching, it will show you your Heart Attitude toward Christ. It ALL comes back to Christ, because Man was designed and built TO WORSHIP CHRIST. And religion is man's attempt to satisfy that need to Worship Christ, with the next best Thing. WORSHIP MAN, and hope that that nagging feeling will go away as you try to fill it with a god of your own making. ANYTHING THAT KEEPS YOU FROM WORSHIPING CHRIST THE WAY YOU WERE DESIGNED TO WORSHIP CHRIST, IS YOUR gOD. There is no condemnation here, because we ALL started off as sinners on our way to a well-deserved Hell. (That's fire and brimstone for Eternity). ALL have sinned and come short of the Glory of God. That's why Christ came TO man, because there is no way for man to get, TO GOD. Your spiritual DNA wants to Worship God, but your flesh, self, and the old Adamic nature fight tooth and nail to keep you from doing so. ALL religions, denominations, and idols lift up man to the status of god. Only God can lift up man to the status of, (be careful here), Christ in CHRISTLIKENESS. Exalt Christ, and, Be Blessed.