Sunday, February 7, 2010

Religion vs. the Gospel

Religion is man-made
The Gospel is God-made (Gal.1:11)

Religion is man's attempt to reach God
The Gospel is God's attempt to reach man

Religion is based on self-righteousness
In the Gospel, only God is righteous

Religion is man-controlled
The Gospel cannot be controlled

Religion is characterized with man's effort
The Gospel is purely God's effort

Religion is do, do, do
The Gospel says, 'done'

Religion is man's strength
The Gospel is God's power for the salvation of man (Romans 1:16)

Religion is an attempt to create a god you can control
In the Gospel, God took the initiative to save us given that we are powerless to control our eternal destiny.

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