It is my goal in this topc to prevoke thought. Is christianity all about rules and regulations or is it about having a relationship with the Almighty Creator? The reason I ask this is because I have been to a number of churches (all independent baptist mind you)that taught the christian life was about all these rules you had to keep. If you had your devotions everyday and kept your hair cut just right and didn't go to the movies and didn't listen to any kind of music but their style, and dressed right etc. you were considered spiritual and these things made you holy. Well I recently found and joined a church that teaches what I believe to be the real truth about this subject as taught from the holy scriptures. Jesus came to this earth, shed his blood, died in our place and rose again so that we could have a relationship with him. Out of this relationship flows the things that I know that bring him pleasure and I seek to do those things, because of our relationship. I would like to hear what anyone has to say about this. because of Him.