I'm Not Interested In Religion!
-- but I'm Deeply Interested in the Gospel. (faith in Jesus)

  • I wouldn't walk across the street for religion, but I am willing to go around the world for the gospel. What is the difference!?
  • Religion is man-made; the gospel is God-given.
  • Religion is what man does for God; the gospel is what God does for man.
  • Religion is man's search for God; the gospel is God's search for man.
  • Religion is man trying to climb the ladder of his own self- righteousness, with the hope of meeting God on the top rung; the gospel is God coming down the ladder in the incarnation of Jesus Christ and meeting a world of sinners at the lowest rung.
  • Religion is good views; the gospel is good news.
  • Religion is good advice; the gospel is a glorious announcement.
  • Religion takes a man and leaves him as he is; the gospel takes a man as he is and makes him what he ought to be.
  • Religion leads to an outer reformation; the gospel leads to an inner transformation.
  • Religion whitewashes; the gospel washes white.
  • Religion can become a farce; the gospel is a powerful force, the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believes.

There are many religions, but only one gospel.
What are the Basic Differences Between Religion and the Gospel?

1. Religion emphasizes doing; the gospel emphasizes being.

Religion claims our merit; the gospel calls on God's mercy. Religion says, Do good, keep on doing good, and eventually you will become good. The gospel says, First, you must become good by the grace of God; then as day follows night, you will do good.Religion says, Tell the truth, keep on telling the Truth, and you will become honest. The gospel says, First of all be honest in heart and then you will tell the truth.

2. Religion places the emphasis on principles, precepts, codes and creeds; the gospel places the emphasis on a Person.

Religion offers us a set of teachings and says, Accept these, believe in them and follow them. The gospel presents a Person and says, Accept Him, believe in Him and follow Him.

3. Religion says, attain; the gospel says obtain. Religion says attempt; the gospel says accept.

Religion says try; the gospel says trust. Religion says develop yourself; the gospel says deny yourself. Religion says save yourself; the gospel says surrender yourself. Religion says, Do! Do this and do that and you might make it. The gospel says, It is done! Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved!

All Ways Lead to the Same Place Except for One.

Religion may give something to live by, but Christianity will give you something to die by.

Religion leans on books for instruction; Christianity stands on the Book of inspiration.

There are many gospels of supposition, but only one gospel that saves (1 Cor. 15:1-4).

There is a bit of truth in each religion, but Christianity alone is altogether true.

Religion talks about a god; Christianity alone reveals the true God.

Religions can point to the grave of a leader, while Christianity points to an empty tomb.

The world has a wide assortment of religion, but Christianity is unique, absolute, and final. Are there many ways to God? Jesus taught that most people are on the broad way, the interstate of life that leads right to hell (Matthew 7:13-14). He said, many religious leaders claiming to know the Lord will miss Heaven! (vs. 21-23). Jesus Christ exposes religious hypocrisy as unacceptable before God and worth of hell! (Matthew 23:33).

Dear soul, are you on that same broad way with the deceivers and the deceived? - or are you on the narrow way that leads to eternal life?

When you stand before God, it will be too late to take a different way.

YOU WILL BE THERE!

Solomon said, There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death (Pro. 14:12). You ask, How can we know the way?

Your way to a destiny with God is not through a religion; the way is through a Person! Jesus is the way! He said, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me (John 14:6). The only way into God's Heaven is through His Son, Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1 says, "Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." He died to give you eternal life! He arose from the dead with power enought to set you free! Why not ask Him to be your Saviour today?





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