Why Religion Can't Reconcile God and Man

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Pastor Keith Smith shows us the difference between religion and what Jesus wants us to experience. Presented on January 28/29, 2012 at Agincourt Pentecostal Church.

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Why Religion Can't Reconcile God and Man

  1. 1. Why Religion Can’tReconcile God and Man
  2. 2. Creator God VISIBLE INVISIBLE Universe with Human on earth chosen earth chosen as place for spiritual life as the place for life “image of God” Broken Earth Broken Image Will be Created new by Christdestroyed and replaced for now and eternity
  3. 3. The “Invisible”• Revealed through Creation’s design, complexity and beauty• Re ected in the Broken Image of God in human beings• Evidenced in the universality of “religion”
  4. 4. Humans have tried to...• Outlaw religion • Deny religion• Privatize religion • Criticize religion
  5. 5. “Best selling books by the likes of Dawkins and Hitchens notwithstanding, Canadians remain remarkably pro-God and pro- organized religion... Even among people w h o have read i l y been a s s ig n ed (atheistic) labels there appears to be considerable latent religious life.”- Dr. Reginald Bibby leading reseracher and author about religion in Canada
  6. 6. 3 present day views of religions “It doesn’t matter what religion you follow –  they all lead to the same destination” UNIVERSALISM
  7. 7. 3 present day views of religions “All religions have good and bad –  so just take the best of all religions” SYNCRETISM
  8. 8. 3 present day views of religions“Religions are the cause of many of the world’s problems – so all religion should be rejected” N E W AT H E I S M
  9. 9. Religion is evidence of our broken image
  10. 10. Jesus is God coming to usproviding grace so we can be spiritually recreated
  11. 11. “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects theSon will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him.” - John 3:36
  12. 12. “He who has the Son has life;he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.” - 1 John 5:12
  13. 13. “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name underheaven given to men by which we must be saved.” - Acts 4:12
  14. 14. “For as I walked around and lookedcarefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO AN UNKNOWN GOD. Now what you worship as somethingunknown I am going to proclaim to you.” - Acts 17:23
  15. 15. Jesus is restore us to Himself who came to God• Religious founders say, “I will show you the way to nd God”• Jesus says, “I am God and I came to nd you”
  16. 16. Jesus did for uswhat religion is helpless to do
  17. 17. Jesus is returning for His followerswho will join Him in eternal life

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