christianity is a religion that offers the common man relationship with the divine.
christianity is not a relationship without a form of religion.
religion is this:
the practice of religious beliefs; ritual observance of faith.and this:
something one believes in and follows devotedly; a point or matter of ethics or conscienceit is also this:
a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe... usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.the bible says that bad religion is this:
"They'll make a show of religion, but behind the scenes they're animals. Stay clear of these people."the bible says that good religion is this:
2 Timothy 3:5 MSG
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."
James 1:27 NIV
so why do we christians deny our religion? why are afraid of being associated with this term?
perhaps it's time to reclaim our religion and practice it righteously.
Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.
I Timothy 4:16