Sadly, in today’s world, there are thousands, if not millions, of religions. The adherents of most of these religions claim that their religion is the “only” way to salvation and that all others are leading to destruction.
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For young people now observing the world, this can lead to a lot of confusion. It may even cause many people to become atheists or forget about religion completely.
Even the Christian religion is divided into many different “sects.” And once again, the adherents of most of these sects claim that all others are on the wrong path.
So what exactly is true religion?
Jesus, while he walked on earth, warned us that there will be many wolves in sheep clothing. On the day of Judgement, God will separate the wolves from the sheep in the same way that chaff is separated from the wheat.
But for us on earth here today, how will we know who are serving God and who are just wolves in sheep clothing? Jesus makes it clear that “by their fruits shall you know them.”
In the Book of James, we are given a strong hint:
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.