Can You Call Yourself a Christian and Not Be Religious?
Can we be good enough?
“Jesus spent much of his time laying into the pious and the holy and lambasting the religious professionals of his day,” notes Fraser – who points out that God has never wanted the legalism that humans have invented on His behalf. Centuries before Jesus, the prophet Isaiah proclaimed to God's people this word from the Almighty: “‘The multitude of your sacrifices – what are they to me?’ says the Lord. ‘I have more than enough of burnt offerings, of rams and the fat of fattened animals; I have no pleasure in the blood of bulls and lambs and goats. Stop bringing meaningless offerings! Your incense is detestable to me. New moons, sabbaths and convocations – I cannot bear your worthless assemblies’” (Isaiah 1:11).