The Bible teaches us that God’s desire has always been for people to do right – not necessarily that they act “religious.”
Jesus did not make a name for Himself by performing the animal sacrifices that were expected in his day, but rather by doing good – even when doing good required him to suffer.
Rituals are the province of false religions. Our Creator wants righteousness from us. Let us give it to Him.
Therefore, those also who suffer according to the will of God shall entrust their souls to a faithful Creator in doing what is right.
– 1 Peter 4:19