Living Religion

There is a big difference between saying you are a Christian and actually living for Jesus.

The term “religion” is where our problems usually begin. The differences between religion and Christianity are often overlooked. Religion covers many aspects of faith, while Christianity identifies those who believe that Jesus is the Christ, Son of the living God, and spend their lives serving Him.

Many people believe religion is Christianity. They say they are a Christian yet claim to be religious. How you live your life and what you are really rooted in shows what is most important and what matters in your life.

Whether we are Christians or simply religious shows in the way we spend our time and our money. The Bible tells us in 1 Corinthians 12:4 that the work of Christ has many members, but they must center in the Spirit of Christ.

The man-made politically correct rules of religion should never be the focus. The Bible is our only guidebook, nothing else. We see many people doing good for the community, donating money to organizations and going to church, yet they seldom give to or do the work of Christ.

Statistics show that the people who make the most give the least. Can you imagine how much could be done if Christians consistently tithed? If businessmen donated to the Lord’s work when they need a tax break at the end of the year instead of purchasing something they really don’t need?

What an example that would set. These are only a few of the subtle differences between being religious and being a Christian. 

Which one do you fit under?