1Yr_Home_Pastor“Pure religion…is this: to visit the fatherless and widow…, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.” James 1:27. Some people who profess faith in God are just as wicked as many unbelievers.  This is what the Bible declares.  Malachi scathingly denounced pious practices that do not come from a heartfelt devotion to the Lord (Malachi 1:6-14). Jesus Himself repeatedly expressed His disgust with any teaching that did not bring about a change in behavior.  Being born again isn’t the same as being merely religious. Christ does make a difference in the lives of all who trust Him!  When we become careless so that our testimony is dimmed, we should examine our conduct and confess our sins.  With God’s help let’s make sure there’s an obvious relationship between our religion and our behavior.