Authentic With God!

From The Heart of Pastor Shane (August 6, 2019)

Do you have a pure relationship with God?  How authentic is your religion?  We live in day and age where most people treat religion as a preference where they think they can pick and choose what they prefer, similar to going through a buffet line.  In James 1:27 we are given a scripture where God reveals that there is really only one religion.  The bible says: “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.”

The Bible is talking here about the religious person who has come to faith in Jesus and is pure in their religion.  It is not talking about earning or working our way to heaven through some religious type efforts. 

As Christians the Bible teaches that we do not get saved just to sit idol, when He saves us, we are to serve.  In other words, we should not be idol until the kingdom comes, we must be involved in the coming of the kingdom.

We must keep coming to Christ to keep ourselves unspotted from the world.  We must come to Jesus for forgiveness so that we can walk in purity that only His blood can offer.  In 1 Peter 1:19 the Bible says: “the precious blood of Christ, as a lamb without blemish and without spot:”  Are you walking daily by the Saviors side?  Have you been washed in the blood of the Lamb?

If you profess Jesus, you must live the religion that exhibits the name of Jesus.  If the way you live does not match up with this verse, then chances are, the authenticity of your religion is just a false religion.  Amen!

~Pastor Shane

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