There are only two religions in the world; the one or the other, the wrong or the right. They are quite easy to tell apart. The one is based on man’s works; the other is not of man’s works. The one says to rely on yourself, find yourself, heal yourself, clean yourself. The other says you are lost, incurable, filthy. The one says you have time; it will all work out in the end. The other says today, now. The one is a struggle, a constant effort; the other is a gift bringing peace, the product of grace and mercy. One will make a few allowances, nobody is perfect; the other demands the sinless perfection that you can never provide and—provides it for you.

The one or the other, the wrong or the right one; how to choose? The easy answer to that question is to look in a mirror.

Proverbs 20:9 Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?

It is your decision, your choice. Are you righteous, holy, clean, pure? Contemplate just your thoughts over the last week. If you are able to make yourself pure, choose the one; if you are not able to wash yourself clean and pure of your sins, choose the other.

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

“By grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God, not of works” is a singular, unique religion separate from all the religions of the world. This is where the contention arises. All the religions of the world can come together without condemning each other, as they are all the same religion; that of man’s efforts. On the other hand, you have a religion that condemns all the rest—by grace through faith.

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