How do I find the true religion?
The answer of the Bible
The Bible explains how to find out the difference between true and false religion by saying, "By their fruits you will know them. Do men ever gather grapes from briers, or figs from thistles?" (Matthew 7:16). Just as you can tell a vine from a thorn bush by its fruit, you can tell true religion from false religion by its fruit, that is, its characteristics. Here are a few essential characteristics of true religion:
It does not rely on philosophies, but teaches the truth from the Bible (John 4:24; 17:17). This includes biblical teaching about the soul and the hope of a paradise on earth (Psalm 37:29; Isaiah 35:5, 6; Ezekiel 18:4). It is also not afraid to expose religious lies (Matthew 15:9; 23:27, 28).
She brings people closer to God and uses his name, Jehovah (Psalm 83:18; Isaiah 42:8; John 17:3, 6). It does not present him as an incomprehensible and distant being, but shows that he wants to be our friend (James 4:8).
It foregrounds Jesus' role as Savior (Acts 4:10, 12). Its followers keep Jesus' commandments and follow his example (John 13:15; 15:14).
It sees the kingdom of God as the only hope for humanity. Its followers enjoy telling others about the kingdom of God (Matthew 10:7; 24:14).
It teaches genuine love of neighbor (John 13:35). This includes mutual respect and openness-regardless of skin color, culture, language, or background (Acts 10:34, 35). Motivated by charity, its followers do not go to war (Micah 4:3; 1 John 3:11, 12).
It has no paid clergy, nor does it bestow lofty religious titles (Matthew 23:8-12; 1 Peter 5:2, 3).
It is absolutely neutral in political matters (John 17:16; 18:36). However, its adherents respect the state and abide by its laws, in keeping with the Bible's command, "Render unto Caesar [representing state authority] the things that are his, and render unto God the things that are his." (Mark 12:17, Hope for All; Romans 13:1, 2).
It is a way of life, not a mere tradition or formality. Its adherents adhere to the high morals of the Bible in all areas of life (Ephesians 5:3-5; 1 John 3:18). However, they are not fanatical or overly serious about it; they enjoy life and are glad to be servants of "the happy God" (1 Timothy 1:11).
They will always remain a minority (Matthew 7:13, 14). Followers of true religion are often ridiculed, mocked, or persecuted for living by God's standards (Matthew 5:10-12).
When it comes to religion, you should not rely only on your feelings
Choosing one's religion based only on one's feelings does not necessarily lead to the goal. The Bible predicted a time when people would "[choose] religious teachers according to their taste, who tell them only what they like to hear" (2 Timothy 4:3, New Evangelistic Translation). In contrast, the Bible urges us to follow the religion "that is pure and undefiled from the standpoint of our God and Father"-even if that religion is unpopular (James 1:27, footnote; John 15:18, 19).
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How important is God's name?
Who has a really good friend of whom he does not know the name? So it's only logical what Irina from Bulgaria says about a friendship with God: "You can't be close to God if you don't know His name." Fortunately, as stated in the first article, God desires us to get close to Him, and that is why He introduced Himself to us in the Bible, so to speak: "I am Jehovah. That is my name" (Isaiah 42:8).
In the Bible, God has introduced Himself to us, so to speak: "I am Jehovah. This is my name" (Isaiah 42:8).
But does God place any value at all on our knowing and using his name? The part of the Bible originally written in Hebrew provides a clue. In it the name of God - the so-called Tetragram, consisting of 4 Hebrew consonants - occurs about 7,000 times. As often as no other name in the Bible! Isn't this clear evidence that Jehovah wants us to know and use his name? *
Usually, at the beginning of a friendship, one learns the other's name. What is God's name?
However, some find it inappropriate to mouth God's name because God is so holy and all-powerful. Of course, it would be wrong to treat God's name disrespectfully. After all, one would not allow oneself to do so with the name of a close friend. But what does Jehovah himself desire? He wants his name to be special to all who love him, and for them to make him known (Psalm 69:30, 31; 96:2, 8). Jesus, after all, taught his disciples to pray, "Our Father in the heavens, let your name be hallowed." One of the ways God's name is sanctified is by letting others know it. And that's also how you get closer to God (Matthew 6:9).
The Bible says that God is especially responsive to those "who remember his name," that is, cherish him (Malachi 3:16). Jehovah promises to be there for such a person: "I will protect him because he has known my name. He will call upon me, and I will answer him. I will be with him in tribulation" (Psalm 91:14, 15). So if you would like to be a close friend of God, it is important to know and use His name.
This group is for those who believe in The Creator of The Bible, believe he is who he is said to be, that Jesus/Yeshua is his son, and that this place, all that once was originally "very good", was created by The Creator. However not only; it is also for those who have questions to ask about Creation/The Creator(the "idea" or whatever, as some may say). It's basically a free speech group, albeit under The Creator's authority(though how that is determined, well, may basically come down to my interp on things I guess