In this age of internet and social media many thoughts and ideas are put forth at a ferocious rate. The verbiage is a constant onslaught to our mind and heart. In that process it is easy to say many lies come our way everyday that we may take as fact and repost or affirm in a post. Of course any lie is harmful but of all lies the greatest and most harmful is RELIGION.
Why is religion the biggest lie and the most harmful?
Well before I explore that lets look at a few everyday lies.
It wasn’t me.
Gee, you haven’t changed a bit.
The cheque is in the mail.
I never got the message.
We service what we sell.
She is only a friend.
Your baby looks so beautiful.
That looks so good on you.
One size fits all.
I’ll start my diet on Monday.
Thank you, dinner was so delicious.
I need 5 minutes of your time.
I never said that.
Give me your number and the doctor will call you right back.
Money cheerfully refunded.
This offer limited to the first 100 people who call in.
Leave your CV and we’ll keep it on file.
This hurts me more than it hurts you.
Your table will be ready in a few minutes.
Open wide, it won’t hurt a bit.
Let’s have lunch sometime.
It’s not the money, it’s the principle.
I wasn’t feeling well.
I didn’t want to hurt your feelings.
I was just kidding.
I was only trying to help.
Most of these are inauthentic responses that are relationship damagers that do harm but nothing in comparison to the biggest lie RELIGION.
Religion is the top lie because it keeps you from a relationship with God and no relationship with God results in no life whatsoever. No life whatsoever means no love, no peace and no joy overflowing.
Religion as we have been reading also keeps the skeptic from God. It is the main reason that the skeptic turns to false teachers who then teach him/her to rely on self and self alone in all matters. This is death, a walking death all started by an aversion to Christ because of a misguided association given to Christ and religion.
Ask yourself: Where have you learned and adopted the false believe that religion is all about God?
Christ wants nothing to come between you and Him in relationship and religion every time is that relationship breaker.
We have talked time and again about the resultant behaviors of those who live a life without Christ. All resulting in destructive actions and mediocrity because of our reliance on self and need to satisfy self to find comfort.
Religion wins when we continue to avoid a relationship with God because we feel that we will be looked at as religious and sadly a majority hold this stance and we society as a whole suffers. That is why it is so important to help the skeptic see the truth and way forward in this momentous delusion.
Is it wrong for one to desire our society to function well through a relationship with God through Christ and His Holy Spirit. Everyday in the media people see the problems but not the answer. They grab at straws, straws of money, more government, education, equality, demonstrations, terror, behaviors of escape through games, illicit sex and drugs, and for those on the inside of church buildings sadly some run to RELIGION.
People like myself are simply saying STOP! The answer is right before your eyes. A functioning society is NOT a theocracy but it is a society whose majority freely turn to God through Christ and His Holy Spirit for all of life. It is time to stop the madness and embrace the God of creation and of all the universe who made you, who knows you and who lovers you, Flee from the lie that Christ equals RELIGION and replace it with Christ is my only way of life.
Live free and light in His will today. Be a person who abides in Christ through the study of His Word for guidance and direction and who talks to Him daily for guidance and direction. Reading the Bible and Praying is NOT religious. Why? Because it points you away from SELF and to God. Religion never points to God in any fashion. Just as God cannot be anything but love, religion cannot be anything that has to do with God. It may dress up as God but has nothing to do with God as it remains the greatest and biggest lie in this world.