Jesus sees through your religion activities into your heart

[en]Read = Matthew 15:1-9

Religion is believing in God, attending religious services, taking catechism, being baptized, and receiving communion. Religion is tradition, ritual, ceremony, and learning the difference between right and wrong.

Religion is reading and memorizing Scripture, offering prayers, giving the poor, and celebrating religious holy days. Religion is singing in the choir, helping the poor, and making amends for past wrongs.

Religion is something that was practiced by the Pharisees, those Scripture-loving, conservative, separatistic, spiritual leaders who hated Christ enough to call for His death. They hated Him not only because he broke their traditions in order to help people but because He saw through their religion to their hearts.

Source: “10 Reasons To Believe In Christ Rather Than Religion” (http://rbc.org/) [/en]

[id]Baca = Matius 15:1-9

Agama hanyalah sekedar mempercayai Tuhan, menghadiri ibadah-ibadah, ikut dalam katekisasi, dibaptis, dan ambil bagian dalam Perjamuan Kudus. Agama adalah tradisi, ritual, upacara-upacara, dan belajar tentang yang benar dan yang salah.

Agama adalah membaca dan menghapalkan Alkitab, berdoa, memberi sedekah, dan memperingati hari besar keagamaan. Agama adalah menyanyi dalam paduan suara, menolong yang menderita, dan membuat pengakuan dosa.

Agama adalah yang dipraktekkan oleh orang Farisi, mereka yang mencintai kitab suci, kolot, hidup eksklusif, para pemimpin agama yang membenci Yesus sehingga menghukum mati Dia. Orang-orang ini membenci Kristus bukan hanya karena Dia membongkar tradisi mereka untuk menolong umat, tetapi karena Kristus melihat melampaui tindakan agamawi mereka ke hati mereka.

Diterjemahkan dari “10 Reasons To Believe In Christ Rather Than Religion” (http://rbc.org/) [/id]

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