* "Religion" (or "ritualism") is trying to earn Gods' favor - however this is impossible because God demands ABSOLUTE PERFECTION, for "by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in His sight." - (Romans 3:20). God did not respect Adam and Eve's attempts to cover their nakedness with fig leaves (which incidently is the inspiration for the "fig leaf aprons" used in the "religion" of occult Masonry) once their robes of light disappeared because of the fall. God instead clothed Adam-Eve in the bloody skin of a lamb (symbolic of the "Lamb of God" and the life-blood-transfusion He provides from Calvary ONLY to those who ASK to RECIEVE it, not through works but as a GIFT).

* "How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?" - Hebrews 9:14

* "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." - Ephesians 2:8-9

* "...the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin." - I John 1:7

* "...the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." - Romans 6:23

* "And having made peace through the blood of His cross..." - Colossians 1:20

* "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us." - Titus 3:5


A TRUE CHRIST-IAN BELIEVES IN:

* RELATIONSHIP not RELIGION = "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you REST." - Matthew 11:28

* CHRIST-IANITY not CHURCH-IANITY = "I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me..."

* FAITH not FEAR = "For by grace are ya saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." - Ephesians 2:8-9

* LIFE not LEGALISM = "He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life." - I John 5:12 " GRACE not GUILT = "...the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." - Romans 6:23

* BODY not [a] BUILDING = "And He is the head of the body, the church..." - Colossians 1:18

* INTIMACY not [an] INSTITUTION = "For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works; as God did from his." - Hebrews 4:10


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GOD IS NOT LOOKING FOR THOSE WHO ARE STRONG ENOUGH TO SERVE HIM - BUT FOR THOSE WHO ARE WEAK ENOUGH TO SERVE HIM

"The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak" - Mark 14:38

"For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do His good pleasure" - Philip. 2:13

"...the love of God is spread abroad in our hearts" - Romans 5:5

"...Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith" - Heb. 12:2

Remember that Christ's power...

IS MADE PERFECT IN OUR WEAKNESS


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