Pure Religion

James 1:19-27

The word "religion" is found five times in the Word of God, and "religious" two times. Nearly all of the times it has to do with some type of worship, But, not necessarily worship of One True God.

Religion is a ceremonial observance. This is seen in native tribes around the world, and it is found in much of what we see in our country as well. It is the practice of religious beliefs; ritual observance of faith.

In most cases, religion is a deterrent to Christianity. A very high percentage of those who practice religion use their religion to take place of God. Their religion is god. Religion will send one to hell. If a person will follow religion, they will spend eternity in the lake of fire.

I. Vain Religion Vs. 26.

II. Pure Salvation Vs. 21.

III. Pure Religion Is The Result Of Pure Salvation Vs. 27.

Most all people are depending upon their religion to get them into heaven. That will not happen! Only faith and trust in the finished work of Jesus Christ will assure us of heaven.

We must possess that which is real. The counterfeit will do nothing to preserve your soul. The only real part of religion is that Christ died on the cross for all sinners, and all who believe in Him will be saved for all eternity.

What kind of religion do we have?