Saturday, June 17, 2017

The TRUE Definition of "Religion"



















Religion is the godless spiritual philosophy or ideology that attempts to replace Almighty God and ETERNAL REALITY based on the fallen subjective perception of an unregenerate man (John 3:3-7, Rom. 8:5-8, 1 Cor. 2:14). A man or peoples "religion" will NOT acknowledge the ETERNAL RIGHTNESS of the Person of Almighty God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and Their Saving propitiation found in the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ (John 3:19-21, Rom. 1:18-32, 10:2-4).

Religion is the godless spiritual philosophy or ideology that attempts to replace Almighty God and ETERNAL REALITY based on the fallen perception of an unregenerate man.

A man's "religion" seeks to answer the basic needs of the human heart, which is the longing to fill an ETERNAL void that exists in the absence of a right relationship to its ETERNAL Creator in SPIRIT and TRUTH (Eccl 3:11, John 4:24). This godless spiritual ideology (i.e., religion) is prevalent throughout the multitudinous cultures and various societies of Adam's fallen race (Rom. 1:18-32). All human history attests to this fact throughout the last 4,200 years since the scattering of people over all the earth after the Tower of Babel that mankind would rather hold on to their fallen "spiritual" religious ideologies of godlessness than to adhere to the ETERNAL RIGHTEOUSNESS and ETERNAL REALITY of time and ETERNITY (John 3:19-21, Rom. 1:18-32, 10:2-4).

REALITY

As humanity develops and out-works these ideologies and philosophies in time, the ETERNAL spiritual absolutes (truths) and natural (moral) laws of Almighty God never change, nor will they ever. That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation (Hebrews 6; 18a). For I am the LORD, I change not (Malachi 3:6a). My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips (Psalm 89:34). Almighty God and His Word can be totally relied upon.

For about 4,200 years since the Tower of Babel dispersion humanity has been out-working their godless, unrighteous spiritual  ideologies and philosophies and have been reaping the horrific consequences ever since.
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In Romans 1:18-32 Almighty God tells us what happened after Babel and what were the end results thereof. Humanity had willingly chosen the abandonment of TRUTH and REALITY for a godless delusion and a lie. These offspring of Noah's sons had replaced and exchanged the RIGHTEOUSNESS of Almighty God with unrighteousness. For about 4,200 years since the Tower of Babel dispersion humanity has been out-working their godless, unrighteous spiritual  ideologies and philosophies and have been reaping the horrific consequences ever since (Rom. 1:18-32). The consequences and end results of a godless existence are vanity and ETERNAL damnation (Eccl. 1:14; Rom. 3:23, Rev. 20:11-15). The REALITY of this life is that Almighty God sent His Son (John 3:16-17; Rom. 8:3-4) to redeem man and restore a right relationship between man and Himself (John 3:3-7, 16-17, 1 John 2:2, 4:10). That is ETERNAL REALITY and not some man made "religious" statement.

Almighty God's Word states;

God is a Spirit; and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth (John 4:24).

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).

Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth (John 17:17).

Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever (Psalm 119:160).

Do you know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior? To know Him is to know REALITY. To know Him is to know Truth. May you be sure that your "ideology" and "REALITY" is rooted in the absolute REALITY of Almighty God and His never-changing Word. Your whole ETERNITY depends on it.

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.

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