I am a Christian. I always have been. I was raised in a Christian family so going to church on Sunday was just something we always did. As I grew up I began to understand that there is much more to being a Christian than showing up on Sunday morning. I began to see what being a Christian really was about when I reached my high school years. Many friends were turning away from God because they didn’t like the idea of someone telling them what to do. Others turned away because many people who claimed to be Christians, were very hypocritical. Their relationships with Jesus ended with them stating they are a Christian on their Facebook page. There is much more to being a Christian than this.
I don’t identify as a religious person. The word religious often makes people think of someone who does numerous good works or follows large set of rules. People also believe most religious people to be arrogant and hypocritical. This isn’t what Christianity is about. There is no number of good works that can make you good enough to go to heaven. Ephesians 2:8-9 says, “For by grace you have been save...
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... the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” It is my job to strive to live like Jesus. Jesus loved everyone. He helped the needy. He helped the blind see. Jesus never discriminated. He never judged. He came to save the people and do away with religion. Religion is what crucified Jesus. The religious people hated him. Without him, we would have no hope. He paid for all of our sins, giving us the option to be saved. Salvation is free. It is up to us to accept the offer.
Being religious has no meaning. I could be the most religious person in the world and never understand what it really means to be a Christian. In today’s society, the religion has a large influence on many people. This can be both positive and negative. No matter how religious you are, there is still only one path to heaven, and that is through Jesus. This is why I love Jesus, but hate religion.
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