Do we realise that God the Father considers our religion pure?
Published August 23rd, 2019
Main point summary
The difference between the one who is self-deceived in his religion and the one whose religion is acceptable to God is living it out in his words and actions.
If anyone thinks he is religious
If anyone considers himself to be religious,
q and does not bridle his tongue
and yet cannot control his tongue
but deceives his heart,
he therefore deceives himself into thinking that he is religious,
this person’s r religion is worthless.
So then that person's religion is empty.
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this:
However, this is what religion looks like, which is acceptable to God the Father as pure and without fault:
s to visit t orphans and widows in their affliction,
to visit and care for orphans and widows (those who are most vulnerable and defenseless in society)
and u to keep oneself v unstained from the world.
and to keep oneself separate from the world