I read about all these differing ideas on what sin is. I read how some say all you need to do is "invite Jesus into your heart" and you are saved by grace. There are a lot of little things though that seem to get left out. For instance, there are many who claim to be Christians while yet blatantly denying what the Bible says. There are verses that specifically teach against what some religions have in their rule books. Jesus warned of this when he said there is a narrow gate to salvation, and few there be that find it. (Mat. 7) If a religion agrees with the world, it is in danger of becoming a false religion. God set up 1 religion, Judaism, when that failed to win men to him he sent his Son and set up a new FAITH. That does what the first could not do, it changes the heart. When a heart is changed it's life will change too, if it does not, the change is not real. Webster says Faith and religion are the same, Webster is wrong. God says true religion is the care of widows and orphans in their time of need. (James 1) God says Faith is the conviction of things not seen. (Heb. 11) These are things that need to be studied and addressed by all Christians, no matter what steeple they worship under. We need to recall the church from the love affair she is beginning with the world. Instead of bigger churches we need to be creating smaller ones that deal with the neighborhoods. We need to be certain OUR people, the church do not need to go to the government for assistance in time of trouble. The church should NEVER have to go to the world for help, she should help her own. A church in every neighborhood preaching yes the love of Christ but also teaching God's version of sin and the punishment for those who refuse to turn away from it. I have no idea why this was put on my mind as soon as I woke up this morning but there it is.