Religion emphasizes rules and rituals. Jesus was different. Jesus saw religion as an obstacle that kept people from God. Religion takes what God intended to be incredibly simple and clear and makes it muddy and complicated.
Religion offers an invitation to behave. Jesus offers only one invitation — believe.
Jesus didn’t come to begin a religion. He came to offer people a personal relationship with God. The message of Jesus was clear — God loved the world so much that He sent His son into the world to save the world from sin. He did this by dying on the cross for our sins. He took our place so that after his resurrection we could be right with God.
THE QUESTION IS: DO YOU BELIEVE?
"If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved."