posted on Mar, 26 2008 @ 06:04 AM
1 john 5: For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
what are the qualities of the true religion?
1. are its teachings from god? or men?
2 tim 3: All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in
mark 7: Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctines the commandments of men.
adherence to the bible is nessesary (sorry my english is horrible today)
2. does it place importance on god´s name?
john 17: I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have
kept thy word.
matt 4:10  Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou
(in original translations, god´s name was were ¨lord¨is)
3. is faith in jesus backed up with works?
james 2: For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
4. is the religion mostly ritualistic or is the bible a way of life?
1 cor 5: I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:
 Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of
 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a
railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.
 For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?
 But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.
eph 5: But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and
gal 5: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
5. do it´s members love each other?
john 13: By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
6. is it separate from the world? or do they get involved politically or in wars?
john 15: If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world,
therefore the world hateth you.
1 john 2: Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the
7. does the religion preach?
matt 24: And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.