The voice against religion is becoming so loud these days to the point that Christians are also falling for the scam. The voice says religion is what is holding mankind down and preventing countries in Africa from developing. They buttress their point on the ills perpetrated by some false religious leaders.
The voice has gotten so loud that some Christians don’t object to the call for religion to be done away with. According to them, they don’t have a religion but a relationship with God. I hate to burst their bubble but there is no such thing as a relationship with God in the Bible, but you find religion.
Now, if we define religion according to the Bible, we get to actually see what these evil people want exactly when they call for the removal of religion. Read verse below.
Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
As seen above,the first thing to point out about religion which is pure and undefiled before God the Father is that it makes you visit the fatherless and widows in their time of affliction. When these evil people call for the removal of religion from a nation, they are simply calling for the fatherless and widows not to be helped at all. This makes mankind lose their humanity. If religion is bad, why is it calling for people to be helped when afflicted?
If you help the helpless, you are only one step closer to loving God and finding him in the religion called Christianity which commands that you love God first and your neighbor.
Matthew 22:36-40 (KJV)
36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
If you love your neighbor as yourself, you won’t want to see them hurt, you will simply help them.
Now, a second thing about religion as defined in the Bible is that a person in a pure and undefiled religion is unspotted from the world. How do you be unspotted from the world? It is by not conforming to the standard of the world. The world today embraces and celebrates same sex unions as if it’s not an abomination before God. It encourages abortion and all sorts of wickedness. But Christianity which is a religion unspotted from the world hates all these things and advises it’s adherents to also hate and avoid them. Jesus said we shouldn’t love the world.
1 John 2:15-17 King James Version (KJV)
15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
As seen above, those who love the world do not have the love of the Father in them. That’s why they have the lust of the flesh, of eyes and pride of life which are of the world. If God is not your Father, then Satan is because he’s the god of this Age who has blinded many like your kind and made you conform to the worldly standard today which is preventing you from accepting the gospel of Jesus which will free you.
2 Corinthians 2:44
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
The people who call for the end of religion are only voicing out the opinion of their master Satan who wants to kill every Christian who adheres to the pure and undefiled religion called Christianity. They hate that we are the salt and light of the world.
Mathew 5:13-14 KJV
13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
They hate that we are the salt and light of the world because we shine light on their evil deeds and make it clear how evil and dark it is. Our presence condemns them because they don’t want the light and would rather remain in darkness.
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
Our condemnation of their evil deeds e.g homosexuality, abortion, murder etc has made them to hate us so much. If the hate from the world becomes too much, remember the comforting words of Jesus.
John 15:18-27 King James Version (KJV)
18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me.
22 If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin.
23 He that hateth me hateth my Father also.
The last verse above says those who hate Jesus also hate God. Guess what else is about them? Their master is Satan who hates with God and Jesus. They will serve as Satan’s tool when he wages war against Christians in the end time for loving God and keeping his commandments.
John 14:15 (KJV)
If ye love me, keep my commandments.
And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
The call for the removal of religion is a call against Christianity. It is a satanic call as established above. Never succumb to it because it is evil and dangerous. When speaking of religion, I mean the Christian religion which is everything good. If your religion doesn’t make you help the fatherless and widows, then that is not a pure and undefiled religion before God. If your religion doesn’t see God as a Father, then it isn’t a pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father.
Written by Albhagdadi