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No religion

October 9, 2009

Fundamentalism has taken a pretty significant beating in recent years by those who have been “assigned” to protect it. That is akin to the brand new CEO of Spacely Space Sprockets getting up in front of the world and publicly announcing that Spacely Space Sprockets should just do all of us a favor and go out of business. Probably more accurately, it’s that same CEO standing up and announcing that he is buying stock in Cogswell Cogs, the number 1 competitor of Spacely Space Sprockets. (5 points for the Jetsons reference!)

Why is there so much discussion? Why are young men, which I like to pretend I am, bashing it so much? Why are they trying to run away from the title? The answer, I believe, is because Fundamentalism became something it was never meant to become: a religion.

What was it supposed to be? It was supposed to be a calling to maintain orthodoxy as it related to the authority and inerrancy of Scripture, the virgin birth of Christ, His deity and substitutionary atonement, the bodily resurrection of Christ, and His literal second coming.

What did it become? A list of rules, a dress code, a code of conduct, a system that was supposed to keep us pure, a matrix of separation. In short, a religion.

A religion is a system of belief that guides how we act, react, think, live

I don’t need a religion. Nowhere in Scripture am I told I need a religion. I am told to grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3.18). As a result of that knowledge, I am supposed to act, react, think, and live like Christ.

We don’t need religion. We need Christ.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. October 9, 2009 10:31 am

    easy big fella…this is a sure fire way to get you ‘talked’ about! 🙂

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