Church - Don't just do it - BE IT!
Making Disciples who make Disciples
in Churches like those described in the New Testament
Welcome to Grace Church Bridport, Dorset
A Church that meets in Homes
RELIGION - No!
There are many - yes, millions in the world today who see themselves as Christians, but they are deceived by "religion". Their form of Christianity is very different from the Christianity we find in the pages of the New Testament and in the Church during most of the first two centuries.
This false "religion" is just like all the other world religions. These, by definition, are ways of trying to please God or the gods by certain actions that are performed:
attending temple / church building / mosque / shrine etc. - chanting prayers, making offerings, lighting candles, going on pilgrimage, fasting etc. - all are done in vain.
True Christianity is found in the teaching of Jesus and of His apostles. This teaching is preserved for us in the Bible. There we do not find "religion" but faith. This faith is the gift of God. We read, for example, in Paul's letter to the Ephesians in Chapter 2:8,9. "By grace you have been saved - through faith. This is not of youselves, it is the gift of God. Not by (good) works, lest anyone should boast."
Forgiveness of sin and the gift of eternal life is by grace alone. That is, by the unmerited favour of God. It is through faith - a personal faith in Jesus Himself; believing in His perfect sacrifice on the cross and in His resurrection, that we are "saved". This has nothing to do with religion, but how we are brought into a loving relationship with God.
. That is, by the unmerited faviour of God