Organized Christianity is the best form of organized religion only in the sense that it possesses the greatest store of truth. This truth, however, is resident in the Bible (Old and New Testaments) that it venerates. Therefore, you can have the truth just by reading the Bible – you don’t have to engage in any of the rituals or practices of churches.
The specific problem of organized Christianity is that its leaders say things but do not do them. That is, churches profess that Jesus is Lord…but they do not obey Him. If they did, there would only be one church. Jesus Himself said that a kingdom divided against itself cannot stand. How then can churches be His kingdom? There are over 30,000 Christian denominations – and untold numbers of nondenominational churches. For more on the problem of organized Christianity, see here.
The kingdom of God is invisible – just as God is invisible. If you will obey Jesus in faith, He will see you, guide you, and protect you in this life. That’s what faith is – trusting what you know to be true without having to see it physically. Putting it more precisely, faith is trusting whom you know to be true without having to see Him physically. Organized religion, whether Christian or otherwise, is merely a means of avoiding faith in God.
You can either develop your relationship with organized religion or develop your relationship with God. Which will it be for you?
Bible notes on this post.
The purpose of this blog is to proclaim Jesus to those who want to hear about Him without having to join something.