Some religions come claiming to have all the truth. Others appear on TV promising health and prosperity for a price. Religion can be a real turn off. It is said that there are about 4,200 religions in the world. But there are really only two – The “do” and the “done” religions. All “do” religions teach that by doing good works we can prepare ourselves for the next life. Join a certain church, get baptized, give money to good causes… Do this or Do that, and gain God’s favor. But the Bible says there’s nothing we can do ourselves to please God. We are separated from Him because of our sin. But what we can’t do, Jesus has already done by dying in our place on the Cross. He said, “It is finished!” Paul explained “by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God not of works lest anyone should boast.” Christ has done all we need.
Pastor Alex Rockwell