Friday, October 12, 2007

THE DEFINITION OF RELIGION

SELAH

SPREADING GOD’S
WORD THRU THE WEB!



What do you think about the definition of "Religion"?


  1. "a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects"

  2. "the body of persons adhering to a particular set of beliefs and practices"
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/religion


Does it mean what you thought it meant?

Does it say anything about your relationship with God?

Does it say anything about God?


This definition does not describe what I have and experience with my God. The God of Abraham. I can not even find where "religion" fits in my life. If "religion" is about obeying man's rules or set of beliefs than I don't want to be considered "religious". I do not want any part of it in my life concerning my relationship with God. I don't want "religion". I want a relationship with God: a relationship with him that is so close that I speak with him everyday and he with me. I want a relationship with God that leads me and guides me in the direction I should go, to do whatever his will is for my life, and to serve others. I want a relationship with God when I know him so well that I recognize when he tells me no and I reply "yes Lord" because I just want to please him. Who needs "religion"when you have a relationship with God like that? I will not need man's set of beliefs and rules. I will have God's beliefs and rules. I will have the mind of Christ not the mind of man.

After considering the definition of "religion", I realize that I don't have or want "religion". I have God and a relationship with him. The bible never said that I need "religion". It says that I need Christ. The question is: What do you have? "Religion" or a relationship with Christ. Selah (pause and think on this)

God bless,

College Mom

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