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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.

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Author: C.J. Penn

Reflections on a double life... I'm just a wanna-be writer. What's it like trying to do serious writing while also being consumed with a full-time engineering job? Between the two, I sometimes don't get much sleep. But I love writing - it gets me out of bed when it's way too dark, just so I can do some work on my book before heading off to work. I'm also passionate about the truth of God and Jesus, a truth that is not always visible in the outward view of the Christian religion. It's this passion that has pulled me out of bed to write for over 6 years now, still working on the same book, a book about truth. Will it ever be finished? God knows.

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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