Jesus Is Not A Religion (Religion vs. Jesus)
Religion says: You have to become acceptable to God before you can come to Him.
Jesus says: I paid the price to make you acceptable to the Father. Come as you are and my righteousness will become yours.
Religion says: Obedience is about following a list of rules.
Jesus says: Intimate relationship with Me is the goal behind the rules. Intimacy breeds obedience.
Religion says: If you’re struggling, you can’t approach God.
Jesus says: Bring your struggle before Me. Allow Me to encounter and fill you in the place of your weakness.
Religion says: Your confidence before God is produced by your own righteous works.
Jesus says: Your confidence before God comes from the finished work of the cross. I paid for you to confidently approach the throne of Grace.
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