Religious activity has been viewed as everything from a stairway to heaven to a salve for a person’s conscience. But, what is religion—and is it enough? This pamphlet offers ten reasons to believe that religion cannot meet people’s deepest needs. Instead, we are pointed to a personal relationship with God through His Son.

YOU’RE NOT ALONE if you are unconvinced that Christ is all He claimed to be. But keep in mind that He promised God’s help to those who have good reasons for their questions. He said, “If anyone chooses to do God’s will, he will find out whether My teaching comes from God or whether I speak on My own” (John 7:17 NIV).

Here Jesus reminds us that we see things not only as they are, but as we are. If you do see the reasonableness of faith in Christ, keep in mind that the Bible says to the family of God, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works [religious efforts and accomplishments], lest anyone should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9). The salvation Christ offers is not a reward for religious effort but a gift to all who put their trust in Him.


Contents include:

  1. Christ Is Someone To Know And Trust
  2. Religion Is Something To Believe And Do
  3. Religion Doesn’t Change Hearts
  4. Religion Makes Much Of Little
  5. Religion Offers The Approval Of Men Rather Than God
  6. Religion Makes Hypocrites Of Us
  7. Religion Makes A Hard Life Harder
  8. Religion Makes It Easy To Deceive Ourselves
  9. Religion Hides The Key Of Knowledge
  10. Religion Leads Its Converts Astray