There are lots of religions in the world. In fact, there seems to be a bewildering array of them. Is there one religion which is true? And, if so, which one is it?
Consider the words below, and, as you read them, take note of your heart’s response to them. That is, ask yourself if they carry the ring of truth. Here they are:
“This is true religion in the sight of God: to provide for widows and orphans in their distress and keep yourself uncorrupted by the world.”
They come from the first chapter of the epistle of James in the New Testament of the Bible. Note that these words about true religion speak nothing of creeds, doctrines, groups, ethnicity, or any of those characteristics commonly associated with religions. It certainly speaks nothing of pastors, priests, bishops, popes, rabbis, imams, or any other religious leadership.
These words from James are true, and represent the one true religion God desires us all to practice.
God wants us to improve our behavior toward each other. That will lead to our having a more fruitful relationship with Him. For more explanation, see this overview.
Bible notes on this post.
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