Greetings and Blessing to all my brothers and sisters across the nation.
In this day and time i feel a lot of people confuse relationship with religion. Whats a religious person? What is a person with righteous relationship with God?
Lets look at the facts from the word of our Father
1): 2 Corinthians 5:21: For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
2): “Righteousness” means: To be in right-relationship with God.
This is what righteousness(relationship with God) is, so heres an except taking from intimicywithgod.com, i chose this because it expresses how i view the matter.......
Religion vs Relationship With Jesus Christ
Religion can be very different than having a Relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Religions are man made, and are based on trying to get to God through rules and regulations and works. Man made religions all are based on people's efforts at reaching God and being made right with Him through their own efforts. God's plan for man's salvation and for being right with Him is told throughout the Bible, in the Old Testament and the New Testament. God's plan is not based on people's efforts and good works, but is based on His amazing Love and amazing Grace for us; His plan involved His precious Son Jesus paying the price and cost for our sins on the cross. You need to put ALL of your trust and faith in Jesus and in what He did for us on the cross, and not in any religion or in your own efforts. Simply put all of your trust and faith in Jesus, and accept His gift of salvation and eternal life, and experience the joy of having a right RELATIONSHIP of love with God.