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Religion is a horrible thing, isn't it? There are so many different ones, all making a feeble attempt to reach God or idolatrous gods in their own making. All the while holding on to their own pet sins, trying to justify themselves and work their way into God's grace.
But it will never happen. I say again, religion is a horrible thing.

Christianity, however, does not fit into that category. It is not an attempt to reach God, but God reaching out to undeserving man through the sacrifice on the cross.

There is nothing we can do to earn our way, it is a free gift. All we must do is repent (turn from our sins, agree with God, forsake our sinful nature) and trust in Jesus Christ alone. He paid the penalty for us, and there is no other Name under heaven by which men can be saved. The pope can't do it, a priest can't do it, nor even an angel from heaven, but only God Himself.

All the good works that you may see from a Christian is not earning his way, but it is evidence of a changed life.
But don't be deceived, good works are not proof that one is saved, but lack of them is proof that they're not.




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Well there's christianity and christianity and another hundred interpretations of christianity. And pretty large number of those are as bad as any other religion.

If we're looking for the least harmful religion, I'll vote for buddhists.

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But Buddhists can't save you. They don't even have to believe in a deity.




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But "true religion" doesn't save you either Mel emoticon

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I didn't say they were of any use, just least harmful emoticon

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Ok, so not useful but not harmful - except in the afterlife, where it becomes deadly.

And I agree Pastor Rick, religion is bad.

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Pure religion is not bad!

James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

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But man's religion is bad, it is not pure.

Where would pure religion come from? Wouldn't it spring from a relationship with the living God?



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