Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Religion versus faith

Religion is something of man made to serve man. Faith is serving God first, and then serving man out of your expression of your love for God. We have too much religion in this nation and not enough faith. Faith gets a bad wrap because religion is all people see in the media. They see the organizations, the preachers, Benny Hinn, and the fallen. They don't see the power of prayer, the true message of salvation, and acts of brotherly love. For those on the outside looking on, religion conceals faith and turns people off to its real message. They have an agenda in this presentation. Think about this, the same media that you don't trust to cover issues such as the environment, the economy, social issues, and politics is the same media that covers faith. Why aren't you as cynical about how the media portrays faith as you are about those other issues. It is all part of the same agenda. You wouldn't jump on the bandwagon and talk about tax increases and voting for liberals, why would you jump on their side and cast down faith? Let me be clear. When I speak of faith, I mean the faith in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, who came to earth to sacrifice Himself to cleanse us of our sins so that whomever believes in the Lord will have eternal life. "Faith" in eastern religions is celebrated and promoted because it is again part of the agenda to cast down the Christian faith.

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