The Pharisees, the religious leaders, said that Jesus was not of God. (The Pharisees of our day are all these false teachers and false prophets.)
These Pharisees have created division in the church. Religion will NEVER lead you to God! There is nothing but DIVISION in RELIGION. Religion can NEVER lead you to God. Religion is too busy fighting with itself. There is too much DIVISION in RELIGION. I'm gonna say something else that will shock you, the church can never lead you to God. The CHURCH can never lead you to God!
Do you know who my biggest enemy is? My biggest enemy is not the communists. It's not politicians. It's not the criminal. It's not the unbeliever. My biggest enemy is RELIGION. It's the CHURCH! They fight me. They don't want me. They don't want Jesus either. They crucified Jesus.
What are you telling me? I'm telling you LEAVE RELIGION! Come to Jesus Christ. Be born again. Become a new creature. Make Jesus your Savior. RELIGION cannot save you. The CHURCH cannot save you. PREACHERS cannot save you. PRIESTS cannot save you. ONLY JESUS CHRIST CAN SAVE YOU!
Get out of religion! FLEE RELIGION. LEAVE RELIGION, and come to the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. You can be saved right where you are right now.
People feared that if they stood up for Jesus they would be put out of the synagogue. They would be excommunicated. Fear is going to take millions to hell. There are many who want to accept Jesus Christ but fear they will be put out of the church. They will put you out of religion. They will excommunicate you. Fear grips you. There is a price to pay to live for God.
They might put you out of the church but you haven't lost anything. They may put you out of religion but you haven't lost anything. All you've lost is an old cold political system. Come to Jesus Christ. It doesn't matter what man can do. God will take care of you. God will help you. God will change your life.
-Jimmy Swaggart, (paraphrased)-
January 24, 1988
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