31 results for tag: religion

September 2021

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Hypocrisy to Reality

Do you sometimes feel like you're playing a religious game?  Do you do things that you think will appease God and then other times try to cover up other things you've done so God won't discover you?  This program will help you "get real." https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/PTR0377.mp3

Rules and Religion

In this tongue in cheek program Greg tells you how you can start a religion -- after all, many others have.  In this talk Greg illustrates the pitfalls and potholes of religion for authentic Christians. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/PTR0376.mp3

Spiritual — Religious — or Christian?

Paper or plastic? The answer boils down to personal preference.  Many seeing the shortcomings of Christianity say, "I'm spiritual, but I'm not religious and I'm not Christian." Is being spiritual good enough?  Is it the same kind of personal preference as "Paper or Plastic?" https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/PTR0329.mp3

Religion is Not Enough – Part 2

Can you find spirituality in religion?  Can you find the answer in religion?  Can religion save you?  Can religion answer your deepest needs. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/PTR0379.mp3

Religion is a Destructive Cover Up – Part 1

Good news and bad news.  North Americans are becoming more aware of their spiritual needs.  The bad news is that religion is thriving.  Greg talks about how religion can be a destructive coverup in this first program in a 2 program series. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/PTR0378.mp3

Getting Caught Up In a Religious Show

All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God's grace was so powerfully at work in them all that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales and put it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need. Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means "son of encouragement"), sold a field he owned and brought the ...

Righteousness by Law or by Faith?

Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will ...

No Religion Allowed Beyond This Point by Greg Albrecht

Think of a huge sign posted on the Cross of Christ. Warning!  No Religion Allowed Beyond This Point.   The gospel truth is that the Cross of Christ stands for no more lies, prevarications, manipulations, characterizations and deceptions.  Warning!  No Religion Allowed Beyond This Point is the gospel truth.   The BIG LIE of Christ-less religion is that God is angry with you and me.  The “gospel” of Christ-less religion is that even though God is really upset with you and me, we can please and appease him with our behavior, so that he will not send us to hell as he would have had we not appeased him. ...

We Don’t Need More Religion!

There is something in all of us that wants to be independent of God, and religion plays to that desire. Greg talks about how religion gets in the way of our relationship with God.

Warning: Thinking May Be Hazardous to Your Religion

By Greg Albrecht Aristotle is credited with saying that it is a mark of an educated mind to entertain a thought without accepting it. That same attribute is one of the hallmarks of a life in Christ. There are two central facets involved in a Christ-follower entertaining a thought without accepting it: 1) the spiritual dynamic of the Spirit of God living in us who "will teach you all things" (John 14:26), and 2) the human dynamic of critical thinking. I'm sure that every generation laments that it seems its youth have lost the ability to think, and let me join the parade. But let's not just make this a rant about young people. Lack of ...

Browbeaten and Bullied at Church

by Greg Albrecht One of the most gratifying experiences we have at PTM is when we hear from someone for whom God has "turned on the light." By God's grace they realize their primary allegiance is not to a human religious authority. They realize that churches and church leadership are fellow-servants and laborers for the gospel—and that such organizations and authorities lose their credibility the moment they allow the gospel to be subverted by religion and its legalisms. The following letter is a wonderful example: I recently wrote an article about tithing for our church newspaper. My conclusion is the same as that of PTM—"­­tithing" is ...