Religion may be, "pure and undefiled" or it may be "impure
I. IS ONE RELIGION AS GOOD AS ANOTHER?
If so, an impure one is as good as pure one.
If so, why did Jesus take away one religion and give us another?
If so, why did thousands of Jews give up their religion for the
religion of Christ?
If so, why did Paul give up the Jewish religion that was so
profitable to him? Gal. 1:13,14
If so, why did Paul persuade men to give up their systems in
order to embrace Christian religion?
II. A PURE RELIGION MUST HAVE:
A pure object of worship--God.
A pure Author and Sacrifice--Christ.
A pure doctrine-- Gospel.
A pure worship-- Spiritual.
Pure ordinances-- God-given.
A pure institution-- Church.
A pure membership-- Christians.
III. THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION TEACHES
To be pure in heart. Matt. 5:8; I Tim. 5:22
To be pure in speech. Phil. 1:27; James 1:26
To be pure in conduct. Matt. 5:16; 1 John 2:15
To "keep unspotted from world." Text.
Sermon Outline by George William Butterfield
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