Genesis 2:17 says, But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Religion means to bind, or restrict. So why would I or anybody want to be part of something that binds or restrict? However people all over the world are a part of a religious organization. I mean, come on, people go to church all the time. Its called a religious organization. People use or wear religion like a badge of honor. We promote it, we operate from it and we are being destroyed because of it.
Here is something from Paul Ellis blog (Escape to Reality) and he is dealing with Andrew Farley’s book (God Without Religion) Listen: The problem with religion is that it comes naturally to us. Ever since our ancestors chomped on the forbidden fruit, we’ve had an innate sense of right and wrong that informs everything we do. Instead of trusting our heavenly Father, we trust our own religious instincts. Instead of walking by the spirit, we rely on our own judgment and willpower.
We weren’t design to follow rules. We were design for Him. God didn’t want us to eat from the law tree. So if religion is so great, then why are the best fights in the world are religious ones? If religion was so great, then why are those in it are so unhappy?
Religion has cause people to jump on this merry-go-round of try harder and it is causing people all kinds of problems. God has delievered us through the sacrifice of His Son Jesus Christ. Who the Son sets free is free in deed.
When Christ said upon this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it, I don’t think He had this version in mind. The Church should live from His life and not from rules of right or wrong. Thanks Adam!!!!