CHRISTIANITY VERSUS RELIGION

 

 christianity versus religion

 

Christianity is nothing like the man-made religions of the world. Christianity is the result of God initiating a move toward man.  God initiated a move to complete a plan for man. All those plans could be called redemption (Romans 3:24). All those plans are to restore back to man what he lost since the Fall of man in the Garden of Eden. God already initiated all the plans to restore man (us). God initiated the plan to redeem us, and we simply respond to a completed, already initiated plan. Grace, God’s plan, flowed down first. You cannot receive from God without faith, but you will never walk by faith until you understand grace. We originate nothing.

This is the opposite of religion. Religion is always man doing a work, offering it up to God for acceptance, and man gets the credit. Christianity is God doing a work and reaching down to man to accept it, and God gets the glory. The worst evil in the world is religion. More people go to hell by religion than anything else. Religion is also the greatest persecutor of grace.
 

Man-made religions are made up of men doing some kind of religious work to get God to do something. A religious work is anything that originates with you, with you offering it up to God, and you getting the credit rather than responding to what God originated, and God gets the credit. When it comes to Christianity, there is nothing we could do to complete the plan or help God out, we only respond to or receive His completed plan. It was all of grace and all of God. The good works we do only come as a result of all He has done for us. As His workmanship we have been created in Christ Jesus unto good works or that works would result Ephesians 2:10.

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Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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