There Are Only Two Religions in the World

By John G. Reisinger

There are basically only two religions in the world. One says, “If you will do such and such, God will graciously bestow His blessing upon you.” The thousand and one varieties of this religion differ only on what the “such and such” is that you must be willing to do. One variety says bathe in a sacred river, another bids you kiss the sacred rock located in the holy city, still another says be baptized or some similar rite, and in distinctly evangelical circles this religion emphasizes, “If you will open your heart, then God…”

Notice carefully the three key words, if you will.

  1. God’s forgiveness is possible if
  2. God’s forgiveness is possible if you
  3. God’s forgiveness is possible if you will

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