Religion is man’s doctrine and explanation of faith.
Truth is not a matter of a correct perception but a matter of a righteous perception.
Christ established this fact when addressing the Sadducees who unfortunately believed they had the correct perception of faith.
Throughout the Bible, however, faith does not require doctrine – never has, never does, never will…
Faith only requires you letting go of ALL your beliefs so God can do what you have asked for, prayed for — it is as anti-Babylonian as it gets.
That being so, then religion is a perfume poured on a casket.
Religion is designed to serve man in the end through the means of God.
Faith is designed to serve man in the end through God – both as a means and an end.
In the end, it is not God who is supposed to find a means to have man in His presence.
In the end, it is man who is supposed to find the means to have God in man’s presence.