The Religion of Unbelief
Continuing our study in the Gospel of John, we looked at the differences between religions that are based in unbelief versus what Christ offers in a relationship with Him. We saw how religions of unbelief only offer excuses as to why we cannot be saved, meanwhile God simply executes His will for our salvation. We also saw how religions of unbelief are often motivated by condemnation, shame and guilt being virtues by which followers are kept subdued. This is compared to the compassion that Jesus shows, a love that does not hold our sin against us, but truly cares for our needs. Finally we see how religions of unbelief are often legalistic, legalism being the way in which they pursue and maintain their salvation. Yet Jesus offers true liberty, freedom from sin and the work of having to earn your salvation. In this life there is only two places we can place our faith, systems founded in unbelief or Jesus the author and perfector of our faith.