It’s a Relationship not Religion Heresy
A lie that many spew is “religion does not save” or “it’s a relationship not religion”… Jesus rebukes these godless lies as “all liars” end up in hellfire (Revelation 21:8):
James 1:26 “If any man among you seem to be RELIGIOUS, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s RELIGION IS VAIN (FALSE RELIGION). 27 PURE RELIGION and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and TO KEEP HIMSELF UNSPOTTED (MORALLY/PHYSICALLY) FROM THE WORLD.”
From a derivative of G2357; ceremonial observance: – religion, worshipping.
Acts 26:5, James 1:26-27
RELIGION, n. relij’on. [L. religio, from religo]
1. Religion, in its most comprehensive sense, includes a belief in the being and perfections of God, in the revelation of his will to man, in man’s obligation to obey his commands, in a state of reward and punishment, and in man’s accountableness to God; and also true godliness or piety of life, with the practice of all moral duties. It therefore comprehends theology, as a system of doctrines or principles (THE HOLY BIBLE – THE WORDS OF JESUS), as well as practical piety; for the practice of moral duties without a belief in a divine lawgiver, and without reference to his will or commands, is not religion.
2. Religion, as distinct from theology, is godliness or real piety in practice, consisting in the performance of all known duties to God and our fellow men, in obedience to divine command, or from love to God and his law. James 1.
3. Religion, as distinct from virtue, or morality, consists in the performance of the duties we owe directly to God, from a principle of obedience to his will. Hence we often speak of religion and virtue, as different branches of one system, or the duties of the first and second tables of the law.
4. Any system of faith and worship. In this sense, religion comprehends the belief and worship of pagans and Mohammedans, as well as of christians; any religion consisting in the belief of a superior power or powers governing the world, and in the worship of such power or powers. Thus we speak of the religion of the Turks, of the Hindoos, of the Indians, &c. as well as of the christian religion. We speak of false religion, as well as of true religion.
5. The rites of religion; in the plural.