Can you have a relationship with God and not be religious?

Can you have a relationship with God and not be religious?

Yes, you can have a deep relationship with God without ever entering a church or synagogue or mosque. The advantage of being a part of a faith community is that you have people to support you on the journey.

Is God a relationship or religion?

But there is an easier explanation. It’s simply called belief. Growing up in the Pentecostal faith, the phrase “God is a relationship, not a religion,” was common. We had a relationship with God, while the Catholics, the Baptists, the Methodists, the Episcopalians, etc.

Can you pray to God without being religious?

One does not need to believe in God for prayer to work. This makes sense because you do not need to subscribe to any particular religion or believe in any God to meditate. Though Harris does not realise it, the same is true of prayer. It is possible to be a praying atheist, a “pray-theist” if you like.

Which religion has a relationship with God?

Does it say in the Bible that Christianity is a religion?

The Bible’s View of Christianity as a Religion And he stood up to read.” (Luke 4:16; also Mark 1:21; 6:2; Luke 6:6; John 6:59). Jesus demonstrated that following the Judeo-Christian God constitutes a religion. There you have it; Scripture clearly teaches that Christianity is a religion!

Does praying always have to be religious?

You can hold on to your hope. But praying is always religious. Praying is requesting a deity or supreme being to help you or bless you. Prayer and atheism don’t go along together.

Is it wrong to not go to church?

No it is not bad if you don’t go to church. In my opinion I believe God wants you to go out and be kind to people and (not forcefully) teach people about him and his love. Church is designed as a teaching tool. Think of it like college classes, you use it for helping others and through your your life.

What can I do instead of pray?

Originally Answered: are there any alternatives to praying? Meditation. meditate on the good things in your life, find the positives. Think how you can learn from the negatives.

Can I pray to the universe?

Should You Pray To The Universe or God? There are no rules when it comes to praying to a higher power. You are free to refer to it as The Universe, God, Inner Guide, or any name that resonates with you. It doesn’t matter what name you use as long as it feels good.

Is God a personal God?

In the scriptures of the Abrahamic religions, God is described as being a personal creator, speaking in the first person and showing emotion such as anger and pride, and sometimes appearing in anthropomorphic shape.

Is there a difference between religion and Christianity?

Christianity follows the bible, god’s words! Religion is man-made, Christianity is God made. Most people would consider Evangelicals (aka “born-again” Christians) to be very religious. So they insist that Christianity is not a religion but a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

How do you pray for someone you’re not religious?

So here are four keys to praying like a Pentecostal… as an atheist.

  1. Find a good listener. During prayer we experience the benefit of having the perfect sounding board, an imaginary listener who never interrupts and never makes themselves the subject of our conversation.
  2. Be real.
  3. Let go.
  4. Listen to your heart.

Can I pray if I don’t believe in God?

What to believe in if you don’t believe in God?

Perhaps you’re an atheist, and simply don’t believe in god. Perhaps you’re agnostic wondering what god really is….

  • Laws of Nature.
  • Laws of Science.
  • Love.
  • The Flow of the Universe.
  • Music and the Arts.
  • Humanity.

What religion am I if I believe in God but don’t go to church?

Agnosticism
Agnosticism was coined by biologist T.H. Huxley and comes from the Greek ágnōstos, which means “unknown or unknowable.” For example: While I now consider myself an atheist, I did attend church regularly as a child. If you’re not certain that god exists, you could describe yourself as agnostic.

Is it possible to have a relationship with God through religion?

But relationship with God cannot be found through religion. In fact, religion is the biggest roadblock to seeking a relationship with God. Religion is simply Man trying to reach out to God by doing something that he thinks will please God.

Is it true that Jesus is against religion?

Religion is all law and no gospel. If that’s religion, then Jesus is certainly against it. But that’s not what religion is. We can say that’s what is has become for some people or what we understand it to be. But words still matter and we shouldn’t just define them however we want.

What did Jesus say about religion in the Bible?

Bethke sees religion as a man made attempt to earn God’s favor. Religion equals self-righteousness, moral preening, and hypocrisy. Religion is all law and no gospel. If that’s religion, then Jesus is certainly against it.

Is it fair to say that Jesus Hates religion?

The argument—and most poems are arguing for something—rests on the sharp distinction between religion on one side and Jesus on the other. Whether this argument is fair depends on your definition of religion. Bethke sees religion as a man made attempt to earn God’s favor. Religion equals self-righteousness, moral preening, and hypocrisy.

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