We live in a profoundly religious country, and we are a prosperous people. But we are also a broken people-a people who have pursued the God of our own imaginations, believing we can re-create His character to suit our own practical problems. The result? We are the most religious nation in the world, but, like the Laodiceans, many are lukewarm.
We have seen moral and religious leaders, men who claim to be followers of Jesus, fall into disgrace in the eyes of God and man, and worst of all we have seen the Gospel of Jesus Christ and twisted and distorted it by false teachers to accommodate the destructive morals and secular behavior of these times.
The Bible is really not a religious book but a divine manual written by the manufacturer of humanity by which the product man is supposed to live. If we learn those principles and obey them, then we find that the process of failure to success becomes more inevitability than experiment.
Satan doesn't care how religious you are, or how right you are in your Doctrine. If you miss that Life, you won't come up, anyhow. No matter how religious, how good, how many churches you've belonged to or will belong to, it doesn't matter one thing unless you have been born again.
The notion that religious faith can promote physical wellbeing is not new. Most of us have heard of cases in which someone, seemingly by sheer faith and will, has miraculously recovered from a terminal illness or survived far longer than doctors thought possible. What is new is that such rewards of religion are becoming the stuff of science.
The moral systems of religion, I think, are super important. We've raised our kids in a religious way; they've gone to the Catholic church that Melinda goes to and I participate in. I've been very lucky, and therefore I owe it to try and reduce the inequity in the world. And that's kind of a religious belief. I mean, it's at least a moral belief.
William Marrion Branham, Mike Murdock, Justice Kojo Bentil, Billy Graham, Pastor Mensa Otabil, Dag Heward Mills, Benson Andrew Idahosa, Dr. Myles Munroe, Rick Rigsby, Jerry J. Panou, David O. Oyedepo, Bishop Tudor Bismark, Martin Luther King Jr., David Ibiyeomie, T. B. Joshua, Kenneth E. Hagin, Smith Wigglesworth, Brian Houston, John C. Hagee, Adrian Pierce Rogers, Ravi Zacharias, Derek Prince,