UNTO THE CHURCHES
Five times in God's Word the word RELIGION is mentioned, with only one positive statement spoken by God. God looks down on RELIGION created and designed by man. Man's RELIGION is deceptive and brings strife, hardship, and persecution to many innocent people in our world.
We need to focus on God's Word as our guide in knowing and worshipping God, not man-made religion. Don't forsake the Bible because of what man has done through RELIGION - the Bible speaks the truth about RELIGION. As a matter of fact, the Bible speaks the truth about everything that counts for all eternity!!!!! It teaches us how to live!!! It teaches us about our need for a Saviour!!! It teaches us about the history of man!!! It teaches us about our future!!! It teaches us about our advisary and how to combat his lies and deception!!! It teaches us how to serve others!!! It teaches us how to love God and our neighbors!!! It teaches us about our eternal home in Heaven!!!
Don't follow RELIGION; follow God through His Word!!!!!
The very first mention of learning in the Bible, however, is vitally important for all of mankind:
Deut 4:1-10 Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers giveth you. Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you. Your eyes have seen what the LORD did because of Baalpeor: for all the men that followed Baalpeor, the LORD thy God hath destroyed them from among you. But ye that did cleave unto the LORD your God are alive every one of you this day. Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it. Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people. For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for? And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day? Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons; Specially the day that thou stoodest before the LORD thy God in Horeb, when the LORD said unto me, Gather me the people together, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children.
Friend, have you received any true learning during your walk through life??? Have you learned the TRUTH from God's Word, or has Satan blinded and deceived you during your lifetime with the wisdom of this world?????