Why do some Christians say they hate organized religion when Christianity is a religion?
James 1:26-27 New International Version (NIV)
26 Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. 27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
- EverardLv 62 months agoFavorite Answer
They think the Catholic Church is a religion
But their ridiculous belief in a god and Jebus is not a religion.
They can't quite understand that the only way you can believe in god &/or Jebus is via a delivery system called the christer religion.
- ScarecrowLv 62 months ago
1) Burn that pathetic translation of the Word of God and get a real Bible.
2) Christianity is not a "religion" it is a relationship with the one true and living God.
- Anonymous2 months ago
It isn't saying that Jesus is a religion. It is saying that if anyone thinks they are "religious", then at least help widows and orphans
Jesus is God. Jesus is not a "religion".
And the NIV is terrible. Use the KJV.
Nobody can be good enough to avoid hell. The truth is that death leads to immediate heaven or hell, depending only on whether the person believed in Jesus for eternal life, or not.
The truth is that Jesus loves you and wants to bless your life freely :) Most of all, Jesus wants you with Him forever, and not in hell. The truth is that every belief except one will lead to eternal torment in the lake of fire for every person. Because nothing pays for our sins except the death and blood of Jesus, the sacrifice of Jesus that is already accomplished by Him . Jesus loves you! The truth is that Jesus is God, and Jesus died on the cross to pay for all of our sins in full, and then Jesus resurrected from the dead. Nothing else pays for our sins, not works, not deeds, not religions. So the only way to heaven and to avoid hell, is by believing in Jesus for eternal life (John 6:47), without adding any of your own works (Romans 4:5). Believe in Jesus to take you to heaven, and you will be in heaven, no matter what, guaranteed. That easy, thanks to Jesus! Tell Jesus that you thank Him that you will be with Him in heaven when you die, because you believe in Jesus! It is too late to be saved, after death
- 2 months ago
That scripture doesn't say Christianity is a religion. It says true religion is serving widows and orphans, which I've rarely seen any Christians do. I guarantee you that NONE of them on here have ever done a single thing for a widow or a orphan.
This is why Christians deny religion and claim a relationship....they're too lazy and defiant to practice true religion as the Bible defines it.Source(s): I work with a small group of Christians who are an exception, Light In Africa, that cares for many young Tanzanian boys who lost their families. There are as many atheists/others volunteering as Christians. All wonderful people!