Religion vs Spirituality
The difference between Christianity and every other faith in the world is that all other faiths are about mankind trying to reach up to God. Christianity is about God reaching down to man. Let’s view the difference between religion and spirituality; shall we? Spirituality is Christianity. Man Kind has corrupted it so, let me introduce it to you.
There is not one religion, but thousands
There is only ONE type of spirituality
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus
1 Timothy 2:5
Religion is all abut rituals and idolatry
Spirituality is for those who seek him who lives within
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
1 John 4:4
Religion keeps you asleep
Spirituality wakes you up
And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
Religion threatens and terrifies
Spirituality gives you inner peace
In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.
Religion is like changing wardrobe
Spirituality is the food to the soul
As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.
Religion is not God
Spirituality is infinite consciousness and all that is – It is God
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.
That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
Religion is fed fear
Spirituality is fed confidence
In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.
Religion lives you in your mind
Spirituality lives in your soul
Therefore do my thoughts cause me to answer, and for this I make haste.
Religion is in part of society
Spirituality teaches you whom you are
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
Religion believes in the eternal life
Spirituality opens the door to eternal life
And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
Religion gives you promises for the after-life
Spirituality prepares you for eternal life.
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, reavellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”
Religion is science
Spirituality are fruits
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Therefore, who retaliates spirituality? For it is the origin of the scripture? If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. This does not mean we shall turn into hippies and do our own thing. This means we shall surrender all to our Lord and start taking obedience into action. Everything mentioned above is backed up with the scripture. What else do you need to repent and seek him? Do you not have a spirit? Do you not have a soul? Then what are you waiting for? If there is something keeping you from seeking the Lord , note it below and we’ll try to help you. If you have any other analogies that differ from the above comparisons between religion and spirituality, note it below and let’s discuss it.