Can You Ever Have Too Much Religion?

Lead64At what point can religion become excessive? Surely, whenever it becomes dysfunctionally all-consuming and distresses the quality of your own life or anyone else’s, enough is enough. Scrupulosity, immoderate religiosity, zealotry, hypocrisy, religious persecution and oppression can all be symptoms of having too much religion.

It is good to remember that as Christians, ours is not a faith characterized by anxiety but one deeply established in peace (John 14:1-31; John 16:33). It is important to understand the truth about God. He is perfect in His justice, lavish in His grace, and acts out of love because He is love (1 John 4:8). God does not treat us as we deserve by our works (Romans 3:23; 6:23) but offers us another way to salvation (John 3:16). It is not by our own works that we are saved but through placing our faith in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8–9).

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