Religion is what man does for God. Salvation is what God does for man.
“The Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all” (Isaiah 53:6). Religion depends on our behaving. Salvation depends on our believing.
“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:31). Religion is striving for a better attainment. Salvation is secured through a perfect atonement.
“Ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold… but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot” (1 Peter 1:18-19).
Religion or salvation―which do you have?
Adapted from The Old Old Story.