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Religion verses Christianity

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Pinocchio

Religion is complicated; Christianity is simple.

Religion is often burdensome; Christianity is freedom.

Religion is often false; Christianity is the truth.

Religion is manmade; Christianity is God-made.

Where religion is rules, Christianity is a relationship, built on a foundation of love.

Religion should be considered as a set of tools, not rules. Religion should work for you, not you for it. Yet sadly, man’s prideful ways have turned the table and created a religion that oversees the followers.

A “religious” Christian is like Pinocchio, a puppet manipulated by strings. The strings are all the rules, traditions, and obligations. Yet, God can cut your strings, and the Holy Spirit will fill you with His presence, making you truly alive and free.

Author: CJ Penn

First, my writing isn't about me. Don’t want the attention, don’t want to feed my ravenous ego (yep, I’m just a typical pride-plagued human). But I love writing - it gets me out of bed when it's way too dark, just so I can do some writing before heading off to work. I write because I’m passionate about God, Jesus, His Spirit, and His truth. And, I feel the Holy Spirit gets shortchanged in the world we call Christianity. The truth is sometimes lacking too.

3 thoughts on “Religion verses Christianity

  1. That is so very true, C.J. It is the relationship we have with Christ that frees us and does not require us to follow ‘rules,’ and regulations, worrying over those times when or if we slip up somewhere in our life. God forgives us when we sin and make mistakes even in the present, and into our future with bad choices, because we will make them through our life at some point. The Holy Spirit is our guide, direction and comforter, not the rules to follow under a stringent ‘religion’.

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  2. Reblogged this on Madelyn M. and commented:
    Great Post!!

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