True Religion, Is Living For Love
Religion isn't "the church" or preaching, etc. If you look into the origin of the word, it means: To be in a right relationship with God.
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.1 John 4:7-8
Preach the gospel at all times and when necessary use wordsFrancis of Assisi
Many talk (preach) about it and can recite scriptures like parrots, but by their actions you know, they don't really understand or know, who or what they're talking about.
Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith, from which some, having strayed, have turned aside to idle talk, desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding neither what they say nor the things which they affirm.1 Timothy 1:5-7
God IS love and the characteristics of true love's nature, is absolute, majestic virtuousness. True religion, is to think, speak and act with true love and virtuousness, and not allow your thoughts, words and deeds be spotted with and led by the instinctual nature of the flesh, and its characteristic pride, vanity, envy, selfish ambition, lust, desire for creature comforts and/or fear for survival.
"The Church", is a legal institution and is not the body of Christ, but a compromise that's spotted from the world. It is in essence, a halfway house, an institution established for long term prisoners to attend upon their release, to learn to adjust to the way of life outside the prison walls. It is not the be all and end all, that the legal eagles and lukewarm fencesitters make it out to be, for the furthest you can possibly go in any halfway house, is halfway, which is why it has become so full of lukewarm fencesitters and an offence to God.
The true church, is not in bricks and mortar, but in the hearts of all those who live for love (God), with all their heart, mind, body and soul (absolutely), according to His true love's absolute holiness, peacefulness, gracefulness and graciousness, with absolute equanimity, humility and cooperativeness (brotherly love), without the slightest care in the world and like a little child-at-heart, though far from childish, and a TRUE saint, is an absolutely perfect gentleman or gentlewoman of His absolute, undying, virtuous, true love.
He is about to tear down all the walls and bring the body of Christ back to its foundation and grass roots, and He will knock all the legal eagles off their lofty perches, and all the lukewarm fencesitters, who sit on the fence with one foot in the kingdom and one in the world, wanting the best of both, will be cast into the outer darkness of oblivion, along with it, when He tears it down and casts it into the outer darkness of absolute forgetfulness, to be forgotten and never remembered again.
For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?1 Peter 4:17
Let those who have the ears to hear and eyes to see, get the bigger picture...
Virtue of the Week
Perseverance is being steadfast and persistent. You commit to your goals and overcome obstacles, no matter how long it takes. When you persevere, you don't give up...you keep going. Like a strong ship in a storm, you don't become battered or blown off course. You just ride the waves.
And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseveranceRomans 5:3