The Real Religion

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Which is the real religion beyond the many found? How difficult it is, when you want to share with others what has made you different from who you were! How do we trust others after reading, seeing and knowing about leaders who have failed?

Let's have a brief review on some religions around the world:

Which religion to follow? From A to Z

  • Animism
  • Atheism
  • Bahá'í
  • Buddhism
  • Candomblé
  • Christianity
  • Communism
  • Confucianism
  • Freemasonry
  • Jewish
  • Hinduism
  • Islam
  • Jainism
  • Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Krishna-ism
  • Mormonism
  • New Age
  • Paganism
  • Rastafarian
  • Santeria
  • Satanism
  • Secularism
  • Shinto
  • Sikhism
  • Spiritualism
  • Taoism
  • Unitarianism
  • Wicca
  • Zoroastrianism

The Bible

I have friends that accept me beyond my beliefs of The Bible as the Word of God. They accept me even when they do not follow the real religion. I have some that have given me their backs for my beliefs. I was one of those who did neither trust, nor believe in any of mankind's religions.

When Christ gave up His ghost (Matthew 27: 50) to God many things occurred; one of them is found in Mark 15: 38 "And the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom". I understand that this means that we have direct relation with God and Christ as mediator (1 Timothy 2:5).

I am now, by my own personal experiences, one of those who is trying to follow the real religion which is found and not found in any mankind's religions if they are based on some of the following guidelines found in The Bible… God’s Word for us to know His will.

Where is the temple that we should worship God?

What does God want from us?

In what does God delight?

What does God think about religions?

How does the real religion work?

When will we find the real religion?

Where can I worship, learn and share God’s word?

Conclusion as every question is found in the Bible.

Ecclesiastes 12:13 The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person.


Blessings to all!

© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill

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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Very cool approach. Is it possible we each have our own "religion" in our head?


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just-jubiki 3 years ago from La Mesa, California

You should have written your article differently. It served only to argue your own religion, rather than taking an unbiased approach. It did not offer any evidence that Christianity is the 'real religion,' but quoted the bible as evidence, which it is not.


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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Oops I missed that concept. The Bible is beautiful evidence of what I believe.


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Lastheart 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Ericdierker thanks for reading and your contribution.


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Lastheart 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

just-jubiki thanks for reading and leaving your thoughts.


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Lastheart 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Following God's word and having faith in the fact that we were created and saved by Him does not make it a religion. Following Christ sets us free. I will always quote the Bible because I leave to each reader whatever their approach with God will teach them. God is who gives wisdom. Being a Christian is an individual experience. There are groups that will congregate to learn and share about their experiences. Our guidances comes from God and not based on religious structures. Ephesians 2: 8 says: "For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;" Romans 11:6 "And if by grace, then it is no longer by works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace."


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Froggy213 3 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico

A well thought out hub, but it would have been better minus the picture of that Frog at the bottom.

Voting up!!


oceansider 3 years ago

lastheart,

Thank you for writing this article....I believe in Jesus Christ as my God and Savior.....He alone is our Creator, the Lover of our souls!


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shofarcall 3 years ago

Hello Maria, This is the first time I have read anything of yours and I am feeling truly blessed for having read this hub of yours.

Praise God! This is precisely how I attempt to walk with The Father, The son and the Holy Spirit.

I loved the presentation as well - the fruit of the vine. How beautiful!

Voted awesome, up and following.

ps I don't know how to share yet. Do you???


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Lastheart 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

oceansider I love the way you left your testimony; short, clear and deep. God bless you!!


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Lastheart 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

shofarcall nice to meet you. How wonderful to know about your love for God! Thanks and welcome.

The way I know how to share is under the avatar of the article where it asks "Like this hub?


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rasta1 3 years ago from Jamaica

Thanks for being biased. You have to stick to love, no matter your spiritual orientation.


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Lastheart 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

rasta1 thanks for reading and commenting. I do not think I am being unfair. What I wrote here is the truth I know from God's word. Just like you say no matter your spiritual orientation you have to stick to love.


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rasta1 3 years ago from Jamaica

Do not worry about it. I love this hub. I love CHRIST. I am very biased about my beliefs too.


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Lastheart 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

rasta1 thanks, your return has warm my heart because I have very lovely friends from Internet actually I met my dear husband via Internet, and you are very special. I will not hide that the word " biased " worried me in a way. But you know what? It is again just like you wrote, I am also very biased. My personal experience with God has made me limited to one side...His side only. I really hope nobody takes offense with this article. It was to help those who are seeking the real religion which is found inside each of us and not in an earthly leader or rituals. The real love comes from God and He is the root of everything else.


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WiccanSage 3 years ago

I guess the thing that confuses me the most is that you say you don't have a religion, yet you clearly follow the religion of Christianity (Religion = set of beliefs and practices; if you believe in religious doctrine like saviors, and scripture like the Bible, you are following a religion-- you're just non-denominational and don't belong to a specific church, but many people don't belong to a church/organization but still follow religion). And Christianity is one of mankind's religions. They're all (from A to Z) real ways, invented by men, to explain and to reach out to/connect with something they see as greater than themselves.

Personally, I don't think spirituality is one size fits all-- what speaks to one person may not speak to another; but that second person can find the same thing elsewhere. You have to find the method/connection that works for you. I respect you've found your connection and that it works for you-- I'm not sure how it's exempt from being religion when it's based on the world's largest religion, or how it's been proven here as any more 'true' or 'real' than any other.

No offense meant, I'm trying to understand but some of your earlier ideas seem to contradict each other, which is perhaps confusing me on the rest of your points.


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Lastheart 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

WiccanSage thanks for stopping by. I do not take offense. My love for our Creator, Lord and Savior is based in my personal experience. He is real and not made by men, because He created everything. A religion is made by men. No, I am not religious that is why I share Him and not a religion. I just hope and pray others will give Him the opportunity to know who He really is before their time ends. Walking by His word is being free.


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WiccanSage 3 years ago

Thanks for your response, Lastheart. I'm afraid we'll just have to disagree. The Bible is a religious document that outlines a set of practices and beliefs, which makes following the Bible a religion by definition, and people who follow it religious by definition. I was a Christian for over 20 yrs until I found my true path, (I studied it pretty intently, not just content but in a historical/sociological context, including the Jewish roots of it) so it's not like I'm unfamiliar with your beliefs or the source of those beliefs. I just don't see how anyone can follow scripture and think they are not religious. That sounds to me like someone who has a full time home based business arguing that it means they are unemployed because they don't belong to a corporation.


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Lastheart 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Ok, WiccanSage thanks to you. I really share what I know it is true. I do not really agree or disagree for the Truth. I was a religious follower of God, but today I can repeat Job 42:5 "I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear; But now my eye sees You;"

I am happy you found your path. Be well and blessed.

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