RELIGION or CHRIST?


RELIGION
(Latin relig(are) to tie, fasten (re- + ligare to bind, obligate; + -ion)


Man's Way
Temples, Buildings and  meeting oriented
External Cleansing
Physical Observation
External Motivation
Institutional
Performance Oriented
Doing for Christ
Controlling
Domineering
Conforms
Our position and appearance is important
We choose
Law living
Rules that bind
Joined onto
Organized by man
Membership by form signing
United by doctrine and denomination
Obligated meeting attendance
Duty performance accepted
Guilt and Shame condemnation
Something you are part of
Obligated participation
Ruled
Committed to
Convert to
Outward form
Masquerade
Positional Elder-ship
Result oriented
Size, appearance, recognition
Uses and abuses
Patronizing
Hierarchy ruled
Spiritual elite
Security in doing what's "right"
Expectations to perform
Disillusionment
Rely on leaders as teachers
Hierarchy, clergy & laity
Using natural abilities
Knowledge the word
Head based
Impersonal
Earthly
Dead

CHRIST
(Gk christos anointed, trans. of Heb mashiah anointed, Messiah)


God's Way
People are His Temple and meeting place
Internal Cleansing
Spiritual Observation
Internal Motivation
Relational
Relationship Oriented
Being in Christ
Releasing
Serving
Transforms
Our disposition and disappearance is important
We are chosen
Grace living
Freedom that releases
Birthed into
Organic in Christ
Membership by new birth
United in Christ through His Spirit
Desired togetherness fellowship
Accepted because of Grace
Love and Grace liberated
Someone you are a part of
Willing participation
Loved
Infatuated with
Disciple of
Inward reality
Genuine
Functional Elder-ship
Spiritual Maturity oriented
Person recognition
Loves and encourages
Paternal and familial
Equality in service
Spiritual equality
Being in the One Who is Right
Expectation-less
Enlightenment
Rely on the Holy Spirit as teacher
Family, brothers and sisters
Dependent on His ability
Knowing the WORD
Heart based
Intimately personal
Heavenly
Alive


Religion or Christ….it is YOUR CHOICE!
I CHOSE CHRIST

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