Why Jesus Hates Religion: Part 3 – Religion Does Not Produce Holy Worship

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Sacred Worship

It is the presence of Spirit-filled believers who participate in sacraments (from the Latin, sacramentum, from sacro (“hallow”, “consecrate”), from sacer (“sacred”, “holy”)) that make them sacred, worshipful acts.

The sacraments are often considered to be primarily communion and baptism (or in some denominations, a few other things as well).

But in reality, every activity done for the glory of God is a sacrament. There aren’t two or three or eight sacraments. There are thousands upon thousands. Anywhere the Holy Spirit inspires or moves us, we are performing a sacrament.

Sacraments take place everywhere Christians are present, not just within the walls of church buildings or through the blessings of ordained priests.

All who are reborn in Christ are priests, and any work in which Christ’s followers engage for His glory is blessed and holy – is a sacrament – because it is touched by the Holy Spirit.

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