Religion is a strange thing. Some denounce it as a crutch. Some tout religion as the spiritual release for mankind. Yet others see it as the foundation from which mankind draws morality. Nevertheless, none of these philosophies identify with the bare truth. Religion has never been what God wants from us nor is it how He relates to us.
Much of religion is still focused upon mortal existence, a “how to” book for man:
- How to live a better life
- How to rear a good family
- How to be a good neighbor and earn credibility in your community
- How to succeed
- How to connect with the spiritual world
None of these attitudes or desires will have eternal consequence, nor are they oriented toward personal and eternal spiritual existence. Their focus is still temporal.
Religion began as a desire to know and live with deity. That spiritual focus is rightly directed but has been greatly distorted just as religion itself has been made malignant. Continue reading