Reflections Along the Jesus Way

October 24, 2023 – Quote for the Day:

“The word ‘religion’ itself, even while it has positive meanings attributed to it, is, at its core, a toxic faith. The etymology of the word goes back to the Latin religare – to bind – and religio – obligation (to the gods).   The use of the word ‘religion’ today generally points toward the practices and beliefs individuals accept as being a true definition of what God (or the gods) expects of them…

Toxic faith is religious in the sense that religion binds and imprisons it followers in belief systems that control them.  Healthy faith is Christ-centered in the sense that it is based on the gospel of Jesus Christ, which, by the grace of God, frees us from religion.” 

Originally published in:

Christianity Without the Religion magazine, August 2019


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