“What is Your View on Organized Religion?”

I agree with the concept that being a Christian is a relationship rather than a religion.  I do not agree when this concept is targeting the local church.

God is a God of order.  Paul told the church at Corinth, “Let all things be done decently and in order.”  (1 Corinthians 14:40)  The local church is organized in it’s services and mission/evangelism outreach.

To say, “I do not like organized religion”; is saying, “I like disorganized religion.”  It is analogist to a person claiming to love swimming, but not a swimming pool;  or that they love football, but not a football field.

Does a person really like education, but not schools?  Does a person really like medical care, but not hospitals?

At Paul’s conversion on the road to Damascus, Jesus asked, “Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?”  (Acts 9:4)  How was Saul (Paul) persecuting Jesus; He was in heaven.  Saul was persecuting the church.  Christ is so connected to the church, when you persecute it you are persecuting the Lord.

God wants spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.

About Dr. Mike Harmon

Dr. Harmon began preaching at the age of 15 while living in southern California. He has conducted over 600 revivals and evangelistic campaigns nationwide, and has served as Senior Pastor at seven churches. Dr. Harmon has degrees from Central Baptist College, the University of Central Arkansas, and a Ph.D. From the Christian Bible College and Seminary. He has served as trustee for Southeastern Baptist College and Chairman of the trustees for the BMA Theological Seminary. He also served as Chaplain for the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the Arkansas State Police and the Arkansas State Senate. His many sermons and articles on Christian Apologetics are widely published. He is married to one wife of 43 years; has two sons, and seven grandchildren. He considers the simple pleasures of cooking, dining with family and friends, and liesurely rides on his Harley through the Texas Hill Country to be some of the most enjoyable blessings from the Lord.
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