Christianity Is Not A Religious Act
Most times people around the world may or could characterize Christianity as being a religion or practice of religious act. But I want to bring to your person a positive understanding of what Christianity is, and what religion teach. I want to explain why Jesus Christ can not be equal to a religious act. For He was just the Son of God in the form of man to save the world and not to practice philosophy like religion teaches or want you to emulate. So this is about Christianity is not a religious act. For when God want to change a man life, He has to first change the information you have to impact your personal life and purpose.
Just Yesterday after I did published a post on [ 4 signs God is trying to tell you something ], and I shared in on my timeline on Facebook social media. A Friend comment and said:
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“Beloved, I have felt you as too religious. Isn’t it?”
No I am not being Religious Brother. I don’t practise religion! Because Christianity is never a religion. Just enlightening others how they can train their mind to hear from God. And hearing from God is so mandatory to live a profitable and successful life. Thanks Brother.
Christianity not a religion?
So, in reply to his question, I had to write this article on why Christianity is not a religious act.
To my Friend and others insisting Christianity as a religious act, or asking this same question if Christianity is not a religion?
My reply is Christianity is not and never will be practise as a religious act, or as religion does. If you can answer this question, then further asserting can be solve. Will you call your relationship between you and your Dad as a practise of religious/religion act?
Christianity is God at work in the Life of Men. As a Christian, You are the seed of Papa Abraham. For Galatians 3:26-29 in the Holy book of God (Bible) says,
For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
Who is Abraham, and who are the seed of Abraham if You may ask?
Abraham was and is known as the Friend of God, the father of all nation and the father of Faith which qualified him as righteous to God. The one who God second handedly will the whole earth to.
The question “who are the seed of Abraham ?” can be answered several ways, and it is important to make some distinctions. There is the Seed of Abraham (Seed being singular); there is the seed of Abraham physically (descendants of Abraham according to the flesh); and there is the seed of Abraham spiritually (those who, like Abraham, have faith in God).
The (singular) Seed of Abraham is Christ, as Galatians 3:16 , quoting Genesis 12:7 , says, “The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. Scripture does not say ‘and to seeds,’ meaning many people, but ‘and to your seed,’ meaning one person, who is Christ.” The passage goes on to explain that an inheritance was promised to Abraham’s Seed (Christ) apart from the Law. Later, the Mosaic Law was introduced, but it did not annul the promises made to Abraham or to Abraham’s Seed (Christ).
Just as Abraham believed God and his faith was counted as righteousness (Genesis 15:6 ), so are all today who believe in God’s Son justified apart from the Law. In this way, Abraham is the “father” of all who believe (Romans 4:11–17 ). “If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” ( Galatians 3:29 ).
Of course, the seed of Abraham can also refer to the Hebrew people who descended from Abraham through Isaac. Still more broadly, the seed of Abraham could include Arabs, who trace their lineage through Ishmael. This is the physical seed of Abraham. The spiritual seed of Abraham (believers in Jesus Christ) is comprised of people of all nationalities and ethnicities.
The Jewish religious leaders of the first century took pride in that they were Abraham’s seed. They saw their physical connection to Abraham as a guarantee of God’s favor. This attitude kept them from seeing their need for repentance of the heart—and brought condemnation from John the Baptist , who warned them to repent. Anticipating their fallback argument that they were the seed of Abraham, John said, “Do not think you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham” (Matthew 3:9 ).
Why is Christianity not religious.
“The difference between Christianity and every other faith in the world is that all other religions are about man trying to reach up to God. Christianity is about God reaching down to man.”
This is a very important distinction, and it is core to what I believe, so I would like to try to clarify what I mean. Here is the way I am defining religion:
Religion is a system of beliefs or a code of moral conduct that judges (qualifies or disqualifies) a person based on their adherence and obedience to certain codes, rules, laws, traditions, or the performance of required acts.
“Christ suffered for our sins once for all time. He never sinned, but he died for sinners to bring you safely home to God. He suffered physical death, but he was raised to life in the Spirit.” ~ 1 Pet 3:18
“But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.” ~ John 1:12
“Obviously, the law applies to those to whom it was given, for its purpose is to keep people from having excuses, and to show that the entire world is guilty before God. For no one can ever be made right with God by doing what the law commands. The law simply shows us how sinful we are. But now God has shown us a way to be made right with him without keeping the requirements of the law, as was promised in the writings of Moses and the prophets long ago. We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood.” ~ Rom 3:19-25
For no one can practise Christianity without Salvation
For no one can practise Christianity without knowing God. For you to know God, you must come through His Holy begotten Son Jesus Christ. Who God has highly exalted His name and had/has given Him a name that is highly above every other names, be it in Heaven or earth, beneath the earth, (principality, power and rulers in this world or to come) that in the name of Jesus Christ, all kneels shall bow, and all tongues shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord of all to the Glory of the Father.
Knowing who the person of Jesus Christ through Salvation
There is no way a person who do not know God can be close to Him without accepting the Son of God, Jesus Christ in salvation.
For 2 Corinthians 5:17-18 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation;
1 John 5:12-14 He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God. Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
You can have the life of God that no man giveth! For it comes to you by Grace! This life gives you assurance of a positive and better tomorrow. This life bring light to your entire world, family and generation, this life is not in bondage of sins, sickness, failures diseases. For whatever is born of this life over the world! YOU can think about. For this life assures you of your safety. For outside Jesus Christ there is no safe place anymore in earth.
Salvation Prayer In Knowing God Through Jesus
Romans 10:9-10 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
So, join me in Faith as you believe in your heart and confess the Lordship of His salvation with your mount, that you can be save…
Oh Lord God, I come to you today in the of Jesus Christ as a sinner. I believe that you sent your Son Jesus Christ to die for my sins and that of the world, that I may live in victory and true prosperity. Today, I declare and profess Jesus Christ as the Lord over my life, soul and body, business, career and all that concerns me. Come into my life! Use me for your purpose that I may live the life you’ve destined me forever. Amen.
Congratulations! You are save if you prayed that prayer. Simply look for any Christ Embassy Church, Living Faith Church or any Bible believing Church in your country to grow your Christian life and stay in faith. Jesus Christ love you than I do, and with this step best explain Christianity is not a religious act.