Have you given up on God or refused to give God a chance because you’re “just not the religious type”? Well, actually, that is the best answer a person can give.
You see, God doesn’t require “religion”. He requires a personal faith. And the only way that you can receive the righteousness that God accepts (the righteousness the comes from faith in Christ) is to “give up” and stop trying to attain righteousness through religion.
GOD Is Not The Religious Type!
God isn’t into religion. All that liturgy nonsense is man-made, repetitive, meaningless and vain. God never says a word about candles, icons, incense, chanting, stained-glass, steeples, mass, confession to another man, etc. It’s garbage. Complete vanity and ignorance. It makes people “feel” religious, but it’s a trap and in now way honors the God of the Bible.
Do you want to know God? Do you want to know that you are born again, saved, redeemed and going to Heaven? The first thing you need to do is understand that God did not event religion and is not asking you to become religious.
It’s About SIN, Not About Organized Religion
The second thing you must understand is that while it is NOT about religion, being a Christian is ABSOLUTELY all about the fact that you are a sinner and that you need forgiveness of your sin. You were conceived in sin. Psalm 51:5 (kjv) says, “Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.”
By your very nature, you are a wicked, lustful child of wrath. Ephesians 2:3 (kjv) says we, “were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.”
Watch the evening news. Look up the number of Americans serving time in prison or on probation for serious crime. Research the statistics on how many women will be raped or the number of men addicted to pornography. Read up on how many people cheat on spouses or simply engage in sex outside of marriage (fornication, homosexuality, etc.). Just do a little homework and you will find that you belong to a very depraved human race.
The fact is we’ve all sinned. Romans 3:23 (kjv), “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”
Every last one of us was born with a sinful nature. Our hearts are described by Jeremiah, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”. (Jeremiah 17:9 kjv) That’s every single one of us who are HUMAN. We’re all sinners. Therefore, we all need saved.
Only Jesus Saves
So, what can religion do to save you? Nothing.
You don’t need religion. You need Jesus. He can save you and He will, if you will simply and genuinely turn to Him and ask. The book of Hebrews says, “Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them..” (Hebrews 7:25 kjv) Why? Because He loves you.
Jesus died on the Cross and paid the full payment for the sins of the whole world. 1 John 2:2 (kjv) says, “2And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.”
He was buried and rose again on the third day. If you will call on Jesus, believing in His death, burial and resurrection, trusting in what Jesus did to save you, then the Bible says that you “shall be saved”!