An open letter to every Religious Christian

There are thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands, of religious Christians in the U.S. alone. Many more across the globe. They fill the pews of churches every Sunday.

I am writing this letter to each of you.

Religion is very gratifying. After a rousing church service or a warm and fuzzy religious experience you often feel elated. You feel a sense of satisfying happiness and you’re satisfied with your religion and you’re happy with life and you tell yourself you like your life where you are.

But we all love the Holiday season, especially Christmas. We invite both sets of grandparents over and we all decorate the tree together. And the women and girls bake cookies and they take them to church and the church takes them to a homeless shelter.

The elderly guy across the street is handicapped, so at Christmas the girls like to share our Christmas dinner with him. It always feels good to do something kind for the needy at Christmas.

We always remember at Christmas that Jesus was born in Bethlehem and died on the cross for our sins in Jerusalem. We know that because Jesus died for our sins that we have an inheritance in heaven where we will live forever with Jesus. The Bible has all kinds of promises that if we do enough good things here on earth and trust Jesus and help others that God will accept us and reserve a place for us in his Kingdom.

and that’s a great big but

You have to know religion is a lie. Religion is a phony salve that will make you feel warm and fuzzy for awhile but eventually will lead you down a primrose path right to the gates of hell.

Many will say to Me on the day of reckoning ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you workers of lawlessness!’ Matthew 7:23

What is a Personal Relationship with God?

A personal relationship with God is just like a relationship with anyone else in your life. It is fellowship, love, and trust between you and  her/him. It means to know him and to be known by him. It’s much more than just going to church or even reading our Bibles. We were created for a relationship with God. In fact, it’s our primary purpose in life. 

It’s the same way with knowing God. Sure, you might have known about God all your life through church and your Christian community, but knowing him on an intimate level is different. 

Many will say to Me on the day of reckoning ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you workers of lawlessness!’ Matthew 7:23

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About Steve Sawyer

God blessed me with the gift of writing. Mom told me I wrote paragraphs in second grade when others were learning to write sentences. I spent more than three decades in professional writing gigs. For the past eight years I've combined my passion for writing with my love for the Lord. He and I write a Christ-centered, family-friendly blog to glorify God Monday-thru Friday at https://stevensawyer.wordpress.com/. My wife and I have four grown children and two precious granddaughters we co-parent with their mom. I'm a Galatians 2:20 disciple of Christ seeking to allow Christ to live His life in me, through me, and as me.
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4 Responses to An open letter to every Religious Christian

  1. Agent X says:

    HUH?

    I don’t get it.

  2. Glory well said.We need to have a relationship with God not a transactional one but of mutual disposition.
    Powerful!

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