Excuses usually given for not following Christ

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«Religion is a business»


This may be for you an obvious truth that requires no proof. However, what you need is not a religion. You will not find real answers to your big questions in a religion. You need God!

When Jesus came, God no longer dwelled in the Jerusalem temple which had been his dwelling place until then. Since then, he no longer stayed in temples made by human hands (no matter how grand or lavish they may be). It is true! God does not dwell in man-made temples.

God left the temples to dwell in the hearts of men and women who seek him. He went out to the fields and streets to find men and women without religion so that he would completely save them.

In a parable of Jesus we find: “Then the master of the house became angry and said to his servant, ‘Go out quickly to the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in the poor and crippled and blind and lame.’ And the servant said, ‘Sir, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.’ And the master said to the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in that my house may be filled’” (Luke 14:21-23).

God’s desire is to fill his house (which is the church). Not with good or noble people, but with people from the streets, highways, and fields.

The religious people rejected Christ during his days on earth and joined the political power to crucify him. Today, something similar happens. Christ is not a religion: he is a Person. To know Him, you should not accept a religion, but accept this Person.

Many religions offer Christ. In them, you will find a complete system of each particular religion and as an “attachment”… (barely) something about Christ. What you need in reality is Christ… alone (Without any attachments or additions).

To obtain Him, you don’t need to possess a good concept of the Christian religions. (Christ doesn’t have a very good concept of them either). What you need is to have Christ. Christ is not a religion or a business. He is the most attractive, holy, faithful, and powerful person that we can ever know.

Will you stay with the negative concept that “religion is a business” ? The truth is always positive. Christ is the truth, the way, and the life. You need to know Christ!


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