Superficial or Supernatural
James 1: 26
Your religion, is it superficial or is it supernatural? You're going to find two kinds listed here in James chapter one, beginning in verse twenty six. ''If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain. Pure religion and undefiled before God and the father is this, to visit the fatherless and the widows in their affliction and to keep themselves unspotted from the world. James chapter one, verses twenty six and twenty seven.
These are serious times in which we're living and I am convinced that we are facing one of three things, either the blackout and the annihilation of civilization as we know it or the second coming of Jesus Christ or else a global revival. One of three things. And I pray God that we can see a global revival and there's nothing in the scripture that says we cannot have a great spiritual awakening of gigantic proportions before our Lord comes and there seems to be some straws in the wind. There seems to be a going in the tops of the mulberry bushes that tells us that God is up to something.
But, I want to say ladies and gentlemen, that we who are saved, we who %re born again need to be living and keeping with the urgency and the emergency of these times and we need in our lives and we need in our churches and we need in our faith a reality, real religion.
And so, we're talking today about real religion, not religion that is superficial, but religion that is supernatural. And so, our text today breaks itself very logically and very easily in two divisions. First of all, I want you to see the dangers of superficial religion and then secondly, I want you to see the delights of supernatural religion.
Now, look at the scripture here. James chapter one, and verse twenty six and you will see the dangers of superficial religion. Look at verse twenty six. ''If any man among you seem to be religious and bridl ...
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