The Religious Spirit

We don’t fully realize how deadly the religious spirit is. The religious spirit is the antichrist spirit. This goes way beyond just a certain religiosity forcing us into condemnation or works of legalism to merit favor with God. The religious spirit continually fosters a false revelation of Jesus Christ. It is so ingrained in Christianity that Christians will perpetually bristle when this spirit is confronted. This is why the Pharisees were so enraged with Jesus. Paul, before the Lord met him, was driven by this same religious spirit. Acts 26 states, “And as I (Paul) punished them often in all the synagogues, I tried to force them to blaspheme; and being furiously enraged at them, I kept pursuing them even to foreign cities.” Continue reading