The church is not your religion. Your religion is not a full representation of your faith. Your faith, alone, is not your redemption. Your sin is not the true image of you. Yet, we ARE sinful. Faith IS necessary for our redemption, but only because of what Christ has done. Religion CAN confuse and skew God's image in you; left void of God's guidance. The church IS Christ' church. All things are complete in Him. Our good faith, our healthy religiosity, our sin forgiven, our redemption complete.
"In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He existed in the beginning with God. God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him. The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it." (John 1:1-5 NLT)
July 31, 2015