Is Loving Religion Loving God?
People who love religion more than truth...love their denomination more than God. However, they love themselves most of all. Why?
Because their actions speak louder than their saying “I love God.”
God wants us to love Him for who He is. He doesn’t want lip service, where we merely go to Sunday-go-meetings once a week and sing “My Jesus I love Thee.” He wants us to show that we love Him by our daily living.
In 2 Timothy 3 the Bible warns that the last days people will be hypocritical in their love for the Lord, and that will produce perilous times. Beginning in verse 1 we read, “This know, also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, lovers of [money] . . . lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God, having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof; from such turn away”
This verse says people will have a form of godliness? That means they will be religious people who say they love God, but their lifestyles will speak louder than their words. They will love themselves, their money, and their pleasures more than they love God.