Every false religion and cult seeks to establish their own righteousness and they go about it with their own particular set of rules. But they all have in one thing in common: they try to reach God—or please Him, or be saved, or become righteous—by their own good works and good deeds. It’s all about keeping certain rituals, or doing the right things, or trying to be a better person.
Sadly, like the Christians in the Apostle Paul’s day, many professing Christians can get caught up in this legalistic way to try to obtain righteous. It broke the Apostle Paul’s heart and it should break ours today as well .
At the end of this sermon, Pastor Bill gives some helpful pointers on how to share your faith with those caught up in these kinds of false religious systems.