There Is A Distinct Difference Between Religion And Spiritual Truth

Rubinstyn By Rubinstyn, 14th Apr 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/452002-f/
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God has placed in man’s heart the desire for man to seek Him and nothing that man does can satisfy that strong “homing desire.” Since the “natural man’s spirit” is in darkness in this earth realm, then when he tries to find God through his own devices (religion) and appease Him by doing good works, he will always fail in his attempts. Nothing man can contrive to appease God of his transgression is scriptural or possible.

Religion

There is a distinct difference between religion and Spiritual truth.

Looking back on my experience when I was being indoctrinated into organized religion which was the local Baptist Church, I now realize the one thing my “teachers” had in common was that they were believers in the Baptist Religion and were more interested in teaching church rituals rather than Biblical truths (God’s Holy Scriptures.) This did not make sense to me logically at that time and I still hold on to the same view to this day. If a church is not teaching from Biblical Scripture it is a waste of time.

Man is not a “perfect being” because of his original disobedience in not following God’s commandments, therefore, anything that he puts his hand to will be flawed. This is especially true when it comes to his various forms of religion.

God has placed in man’s heart the desire for man to seek Him and nothing that man does can satisfy that strong “homing desire.” Since the “natural man’s spirit” is in darkness in this earth realm, then when he tries to find God through his own devices (religion) and appease Him by doing good works, he will always fail in his attempts. Nothing man can contrive to appease God of his transgression is scriptural or possible. It is only through God's agape love, grace, mercy and a man's acceptance of Jesus Christ as His Son that we can obtain peace with the one and only living God.

Most people depend on organized religion to give them guidance and understanding concerning God’s Word, but the truth is that every person must read the Holy Scriptures for themselves and ask the Holy Spirit for true interpretation to get the real revelation of God’s will. A pastor is a man too and subject to the same shortcomings as the rest of us. Be sure that your pastor does not deviate from the written Word of God when teaching. I believe that this is where the saying “The blind leading the blind” shows its validity.

Spiritual Truth

There was a time when I walked in “spiritual darkness” as many do today and did not understand what my problems were. I rebelled at my early teachings about God from my “religious mentors” because of the hypocrisy I perceived was being preached but not demonstrated. Those persons that I thought (incorrectly) were the most religious would talk the talk but not walk the walk. I figured correctly that there was no truth to be found in that church at the time.

The Holy Scriptures says that “We must seek God in Spirit and truth” and He will reveal His will to us. Like anything else in this life one must put forth some effort towards this goal. There is no easy way to accomplish this task and it must be done individually and consistently. Each one of us will be held accountable for the life that our Lord has provided for us. Remember that He gave us a free will to make correct choices.

Earlier on in life that I attempted to read the Holy Bible (King James Version 1611 Edition) like any other novel and it nearly blew the top of my head off! It had not been explained to me properly that it was “The Living Word of God.” For that reason I did not open that Book again for over 40 years and relied on gleaning scriptural information from other men. Some were men of God and others were imposters. Big, big mistake!

Finally in my second half century of life it was revealed to me, by the grace of God, that Jesus is Lord and Savior, the Author and Finisher of scripture and He gave me the Holy Spirit to make sure that I had true discernment when reading and hearing His Holy Word.

I do not profess to be a bible scholar, but I am confident that I have a firm grasp of His Word and I can find what I need to resolve whatever issues I may face on this side of Heaven in His Word. I recommend reading some scripture daily to renew our minds and keep us focused on the real issues of life.

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Bible, God And Human Kind, Inspirational, Religion And Spirituality, Spiritual

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author avatar Rubinstyn
I am a semi-retired IT Professional. I have recently become a career as a Published Author. Writer. I produce Inspirational & Spiritual articles as the Spirit prompts.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
15th Apr 2014 (#)

Interesting and informative post!

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