Thursday, March 12, 2009

All Bound-up by Religion?

That's easy to understand. The word religion is connected to the Latin word religare which means to bind fast, or tie up. It later came to mean to place an obligation on. What's that tell ya?

Just remember, Christianity is not a religion - it's a relationship. Binding up is the exact opposite of what God wanted to accomplish through Jesus' sacrificial death and resurrection. Jesus rebuked the Pharisees for burdening the people with religion (Matthew 23:2-4), and referred to his requirements as easy and light.
Matthew 11:30 NIV
(30) . . . my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

1 comment:

Rebecca Stiff said...

Religion quenches the Holy Spirit. It breeds judgement and where there is judgement there is no room for LOVE.