Do you have to belong to a religion in order to belive in god?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
I don't like religion.a preacher told me I was sinner because I fell asleep in church.a preacher told my 5 year old he was going to hell because he was not baptized.religion is for MAN and what man wants you to believe,not GOD.I believe if you live your life as a good person.you don't need religion.look at all the preachers that are molesting children.religion is a joke,father forgive my sins is a joke.
- GhapyLv 71 decade ago
Religion is practise of faith using rules developed by man, based on culture and tradition and never anything real. Religion is not necessary to have faith, but it provides what it necessary for the many people who need something more concrete to make sense of. In truth, all religion ever was in the first place was a way to control the populace, but old habits die hard.
- JesusFreakLv 41 decade ago
No, I belong to a religion because I believe in God.
- 1 decade ago
I now belong to all religions. I am spiritual person and therefore near GOD - The Generator Organizer and Destroyer
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- straightupLv 51 decade ago
No, although I do believe wisdom can be obtained from religion. Religion is not the end all, but a vehicle to get us to a predetermined destination.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
No. Agnostic people generally believe in a God, but usually don't commit to any organized religion.
- t a m i lLv 61 decade ago
Jesus said, "I AM the Way Truth & Life. No one comes to the Father except by Me.".
Jesus said that if we seek Him with all our heart we will find Him.
To believe in God & be restored in relationship to God, you must be born of God. Not belong to a religious order.
The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through faith.
So, the heart faith is all that is necessary. Heart felt confession to God.
God looks at the hearts that are turned toward Him.
But to believe there is a God, doesn't save anyone. The devils believe there is a God. True heart faith confession that Jesus Christ is your Lord & believing in the atonement for sins & resurrection. That is just inviting the love of God into your heart. It is heart change.
- 1 decade ago
The knowledge of God is a part of one's being. Society's conditioning represses that knowledge. Religion is the search to regain what was lost. The answer to your question is NO, but it can help.
- GladiatorLv 51 decade ago
No - I don't belong to any religion and I believe in God - I belong to God's church - you know the one Jesus came and established!
- KathySLv 71 decade ago
Not at all. Organized religions tend to teach many wrong things.