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Religion vs. Relationship

| 1:30 MIN READ |

Christianity is unique. Contrary to what people often think, Jesus didn’t come to earth to start another religion — the Christian religion. Jesus came to earth to do away with religion! Jesus introduced an entirely new pathway of life, not based on religious forms, formulas, and functions. He came to personally connect us to God!

Look at Jesus’ own words in John 3:16-18 (NIV) “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him. Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.”

Through His death on the cross, Jesus paid the penalty for all our sins — for all the wrongs that stand in the way of a relationship with God. Through His resurrection, Jesus proved that sin and death had no hold on Him. When He rose from the dead, He proved He was who He said He was — the Messiah, the Savior, our Redeemer, the true way to God.

Jesus didn’t come to give us a set of religious rules to live by. He came to change our hearts. He came to bring us into a real, personal relationship with the God who loves us so that we would love and obey Him in return!

Don’t be trapped by religion. Open your heart to God’s love and grace by putting your faith in Jesus Christ. Enjoy a personal relationship with your Creator.

Pastor Dale