The Simplicity of Christianity
If I mull too long over things I don’t understand, I lose the things I do understand. To every religion, there are rules and regulations that guide its believers. The more these rules, the more complicated the religion becomes.
Every religion ends up being a yoke upon its followers, due to the power of the law (rules) and the weakness of men (flesh). Every attempt of man to fulfill the laws ends up in man missing the target (Sin). The bible agrees with this truth:
‘For all have done wrong and are far from the glory of God;’
- Romans 3:23 (BBE)
Hopeless as the case may be, God sent His Son, Jesus Christ to take us away from religion and to bring us into knowing Who God is, and what He (God) requires from us. The Jewish leaders of Jesus’ time saw Him (Jesus) as their enemy purposely because he simplified their religious razz – ma - tazz by which they complicated things and made others their subjects through confusions.
Through His love for everybody that cuts across social classes, Jesus made many to know and to follow God. The Tax Collectors, the Samaritan woman, the adulterous woman, many Pharisees, Nicodemus, and the likes. In short, all the social outcasts were touched by His genuine love. They all learnt outside the pulpit that Christianity is a way of life, and not a once in a week complicated and confusing religion that uses rules and regulation as means of making heaven.
Recently some Christian leaders met to deliberate on how to make the message in Christianity simple: They came out with these three (3) words:
‘Love Thy Neighbors’
Thereafter they tried to make it even simpler, God helping them, they came out with only one word – ‘Relationship’.
The simplicity of Christianity is all about Relationship with God, and relationship with man/woman. Therefore I charge you to step out of the cocoon of religion today and come into a living relationship.
How would your light shine, if there is no relationship? Just think about it. If you would not allow others to light from your candle, then you should not curse their darkness.
Stop! Think!! Act!!!
Preparing the Bride,