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Religion Doesn't Cut It!
By NiteOwlDave
All religious philosophies are essentially 'do-it-yourself' kits that we must try to put into practice by our own strength.
Not one of them makes any provision for the most obvious and vital failing—our own inherent inability to live up to the standard a religious creed demands.
No wonder most people find religion such a drag!
A study of the Bible clearly points out that Jesus Christ did not offer a religious philosophy of life for us to struggle with until we finally give up in frustration because we can't keep the strict and frustrating rules no matter how hard we try.
By dying and His resurrection, Christ completed our salvation and made it rather simple for each of us to know we have eternal salvation now.
He does not require a religion for us to gain salvation now and to be admitted to Heaven when we die.
Here is what Jesus Christ stated:
"For I have died to pay the penalty of your sins.
Repent, accept the Father's forgiveness, and you will experience the peace of freedom of guilt.
But more than that, I have conquered death and I offer to you eternal life if you will let me come into your spirit with my Spirit and live through you the very purpose for which you were created!"
This is what it really means to be a Christian.
Christianity is about a real relationship with the living Christ.
It has zero to do with 'churchianity' or 'religiousity', which is a philosophy of following man-made church rules and doing feel-good things.
Salvation through Christ is just a sincere prayer away.
Pray the following:
"Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God, the only Savior of sinners."
"I confess that I have sinned."
"I have separated myself from God by running my own life."
"Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins."
"I believe you are alive right now seeking an entrance into my heart."
"Lord Jesus, I open the door and invite you to come in, and from this moment on I want you to live through me."
"Thank you, Lord Jesus, for coming in. Amen."
Anything else required?
Begin attending a Bible-believing church where the Bible is clearly taught.
Then get baptized to publicly proclaim your faith in Christ.
Then start—or continue—doing good stuff in your community.
When there is a doubt about your salvation, go to Romans 10:9 which states:
"For if you will tell others with your own mouth that Jesus Christ is your Lord, and believe in your own heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved."
"For it is by believing in his heart that a man becomes right with God; and with his mouth he tells others of his faith, confirming his salvation."
Can determining our eternal fate be that simple? Yep!
Are you man enough with enough child-like faith to call out to God?
Do it now!