purpose of this study is to clear up the confusion that exists in the minds of
many people regarding the different churches and religious beliefs that are in
the world today. Truly, it is confusing unless we look to the word of god for
the answers. If we study it to know the truth, we will not only find it but it
will set us free from confusion and bondage of everything that is false. John
8:32, ďAnd ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.Ē
are some opinions about church and religion that we might hear any day:
It doesnít matter where I go
to church as long as they teach from the Bible.
There is good in all churches.
I go there because the people are so nice.
I like a church with a good music program and lots of activities.
I belong to the ______ Church because my parents belonged to it.
If it was good enough for them, it is good enough for me.
Iíll be a ______ until I die.
The important thing is to be sincere.
I believe if I keep the Ten Commandments that I will go to heaven.
I was baptized (or catechized) when I was a child so I am ready
I joined the church so I am going to heaven.
I believe if I do the best I can and donít harm anyone that I
will go to heaven.
Weíre all serving the same God and on the way to heaven but by
I go to church and pay my tithes and help the poor so Iím on my
way to heaven.
God is going to weigh the good things I do against the bad things
and if Ií sure to do more good than bad, I will make it.
I go to the church that teaches the most like what I believe.
could continue with many more religious ideas and opinions but ideas and
opinions are worth nothing. The Bible, the word of God, is the final authority
on any subject regarding spiritual matters. Let us study it carefully with open
minds and honest hearts. It will show us the way to heaven.