COVERING SIN WITH RELIGION
The word religion has a broad meaning from it early days. Religion is no longer same, nor has it ever been, as Christianity. Religion is always tied to man's belief system while Christianity can only be attached to the only true God and His Son, Jesus. Christianity is hated by religion because this world has many man-made ones who do nothing more than suppress people or let them think they are some kind of god themselves.
Today Christianity has many enemies because it flies in the face of religion. For years mankind has used religion to manipulate its followers and use their personal sins to be covered by some action twisting the true God's Word to fit their own.
Christianity changes the heart and soul of a person if they want to truly accept it because of Jesus and His work for us. Religion has to cover its tracks and do things in the dark places trying to make people believe that their way is the best way. But Jesus reminds us all that there is only one way. The way to God only comes by the way of Jesus.
Christianity makes some promises, but not any that it can't keep. Religion can never offer guarantees, only empty wells at the end of your journey. Religion and sin have a kinship that Christianity won't tolerate.
With those that follow religion, all will perish; but those who follow true Biblical Christianity will have everlasting life.
Mark Taylor is the General Manager of KNEO Radio and President of Sky High Broadcasting. You can read his weekly columns in the Big Nickel, the Newton County News, the Free Press and the Neosho Daily News, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.