Jan. 12, 2011

I was thinking about religions today and I wondered just how many there really was.  I don't image anyone wil really ever know but I googled it in and found there was  4200 of them.  That's a stagering number.  Not surprising though.  So of these how do we know which one is the right one?  This is and always will be a great debate.

About five years ago I was wondering how do I know that being a christian is the right place to be.  There are many religions and extreme different beliefs such as whether baptism is  by sprinkiling or full emersion, speaking in tongues,  and whether apostes are still needed today just to mention a few.  Shortly after this God showed me the answer.  My family and I left the church we attended at the time.  Now we are part of God's church, but there is no physical building or name to it.  Which one is it then?  I will try explain. 

What is the definition of religion?  Here's what the dictionary says 1) a belief in and worship of God or the supernatural 2) a particular system of faith and worship ie the Christion religion or Budhist religion 3) a way of living based on moral beliefs, a philosophy 4) something of great importance in a person's life ie the stage was her religion.

These definitions sound like religion is of personal view or perhaps of a man's or organizations view of how things should work.  Is this what religion means to God though?   Here's God definition of religion from NKJV James 1:27 Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.

What exactly does that mean?  To start, we must know how God thinks.  God is all Spirtual.  I'm sure you'll agree with me on that.  We must look at His Word with His eyes not our eyes.  God speaks in mysteries and we must learn HIs language to understand HIm.  That cannot be all explained in just one blog though.  Ask God to show you who the orphans and widows really are.  I will give you a morsel of bread.  Orphans are ones without a father and widows of course are those whose husband has died.  Spirtually this does not mean to go to an orphanage or to help the lady down the road whose husband died a while back. (Don't get me wrong. You can do that as well, but that is not what God is saying) Orphans do not have Jesus as their father and widows have lost their husband (satan) but have not yet got a new husband which is supposed to be Jesus.  Therefore we must go to them and share the Spiritual Seed with them.

Religion has many many man made rules. If they are rules of man and not of God then we cannot be in true unity with God.  Therefore that makes them the wrong religion.  Here is what God requires of us Det 10:12 and 13 NKJV AND now Isreal, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God , to walk in all His ways and to love Him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul 13) and to keep the commandments of the Lord and HIs Statues which I command you today for your good? 

These commands are to be taken Spiritually and not at a natural level.  The commandments are another whole lesson for another time.

We welcome all comments and questions that you may have.   There is so much to explain that cannot be done in just one article.

May God open your eyes and your ears to Hear His Prophetic Word.  Ask for His wisdom and He WILL show you if you truly have your eyes and ears open.