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10 Warnings against Making Religion Your God

Throughout history, there have always been ways to display your religion to the world. This might have been through a hairstyle, a particular wardrobe, a piece of jewelry, or a way you communicate. If you find yourself carefully crafting your image or message in public and yet hiding particular elements about your life, there might be a chance your religion is your God. Ask yourself, what is the reason behind the deception?

4. You Make Your Religion Profitable

The number of religious millionaires is astounding. The prosperity gospel is a false doctrine that utilizes some of the words of Jesus while neglecting some of His harsher teachings. While God does indeed bless and reward people, if you utilize the message of Jesus in order to personally gain, this could indicate that you are making religion your God.

5. Your Worship Is More about You Than God

Have you ever walked out of a worship service and said, I gained nothing from that service. Chances are, your heart was not there with the right intent. Our attendance in worship is not just for our benefit. Rather, it is to give back a portion of what God has given to us.

While these warnings may be difficult to hear, the goal is to lead us back to the heart of our Heavenly Father. If the world is to see Jesus in us, we need to reflect Jesus and His teachings rather than a warped religion He preached against.

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Cortney Whiting is a wife and mom of two preteens. She received her Master of Theology Degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. After serving in the church for nearly 15 years, Cortney currently teaches at a Christian school and writes for various Christian ministries. You can find her at her blog, https://recapturefaith.com.

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