8784 nominal religion

8784 nominal religion

An outward show of piety which may appear to be very devout. However, the heart is far from God and this is confirmed by the person’s attitudes and actions.

The nature of nominal religion

It has an appearance of devotion which masks an evil heart Jer 12:2 See also Pr 26:23; Isa 58:2; Eze 33:31-32; Mt 23:27-28

It is based on what human beings may think is right Mt 15:7-9 pp Mk 7:6-7 See also Isa 29:13

It becomes apparent by the actions of its adherents Tit 1:16 See also Mt 7:15-23; 1Ti 1:3-7; 1Jn 2:4

The insufficiency of nominal religion

1Sa 15:22 See also Isa 1:11-15; Am 5:21-24; Mt 9:13; Mt 12:7; Hos 6:6

Those who practise nominal religion are condemned

Pr 15:8 See also Isa 66:3-4; 2Ti 3:1-5

See also

5173outward appearance
5920pretence
7550Pharisees
8142religion
8734evil
8748false religion
8767hypocrisy
8774legalism
8822self-justification
8823self-righteousness
8845unfruitfulness
9210judgment, God’s

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