The Danger of Religion

Many…draw their assurance of acceptance with God from their sincerity, their past experience of conversion, their recent religious performance or the relative infrequency of their conscious, willful disobedience…. Their insecurity shows itself in pride, a fierce, defensive assertion of their own righteousness, and defensive criticism of others.  They come naturally to hate other cultural styles and other races in order to bolster their own security and discharge their suppressed anger. – Richard Lovelace

Christianity can become this kind of religion but Jesus provided a different way to live.  To often churches tend toward this type of religion and we wonder why teenagers leave the established church in college.  Jesus calls us to a relationship not a religion.

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About joelnewton

I am a husband to Hillary, a father to Anna and Norah

Posted on September 15, 2010, in Church and Culture. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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