Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Religion or Christ - What's the Difference?

The other day I downloaded a WONDERFUL PDF file from Our Daily Bread site and I'd love to share it with you. Click on this link to get the PDF file. Here below I give you some excerpts of it he he he he he...

Religion or Christ -
What's the Difference?


Is there a distinction worth making? Or is it only a matter of terms? Should we be encouraged that one opinion poll found that 85 percent of Americans consider themselves somewhat or very religious? Should we take a second look in light of the fact that in Jesus' day He was HATED by conservative religionists?

One of the most common feelings among churchgoers is the disconnected sense of being with people who aren't being real.

How many religious scholars, ministers, and faithful followers withhold honor and encouragement from their wives, attention from their children, and love from their doctrinal enemies? Jesus knew what we often forget: What looks good may have a heart of evil.

"For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works [religious efforts and accomplishments], lest anyone should boast"
Ephesians 2:8-9


  1. Merry Christmas Amel;

    Excellent article!!!!!

    There is a HUGE difference between religion and a living genuine relationship with Jesus. This is one of the most misunderstood concepts on the planet! Being “good” or “religious” does not get thinks right between a person and God; it does not get them into Heaven and indeed can be sin as the motives are not directed towards glorifying the God of the Bible but instead themselves!

    The quote from Ephesians is one of my very favorite; one of the challenges is so many do not understand the word grace…

    May you and yours have a blessed Christmas!

  2. LS: I found the file "coincidentally" (or is there anything called coincidental when God wants to tell me something? HE HE HE HE HE...) and I thought it was too good to keep for myself he he he he...;-D

    The article really reminded me of SO many things that I should be wary of he he he...

    You too, LS, have a BLESSED Christmas!!! ;-D