Religion Is Not Like Fashion by Reno Omokri

This is a Warning To The Body of Christ

True religion cannot be like fashion that changes with the time. Religion, if it is truly from God, must be unchangeable. Like a rock, it must be a bastion of stability. Once religion begins to change with the time, it stops being religion and starts being fashion.  

There is only one God, and He is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. And there is only One Way to the only true God, and that is through Yeshua Hamashiach, also known by some as the Christ. He is acknowledged by all three Abrahamic faiths. 

Deuteronomy 18:15 of the Torah prophesied His coming when it said:

“The LORD your God will raise up unto you a Prophet from the midst of you, of your brethren, like unto me; unto him you shall hearken;”

And we know that Yeshua is that Prophet because He is the only Person other than Moses to have been attributed with the “Finger of God”. 

In Exodus 8:19 Jannes and Jambres said of Moses “Then the magicians said unto Pharaoh, This is the finger of God:” and in Luke 11:20, Yeshua said “if I with the finger of God cast out demons, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.”

The al-Quran in several verses, most especially in Quran 3:45 says:

“When the angels said, "O Mariam, indeed Allah gives you good tidings of a word from Him, whose name will be the Messiah, Isa, the son of Mariam - distinguished in this world and the Hereafter and among those brought near [to Allah ].”

And we were strictly told that Yeshua is the author and finisher of our faith in Hebrews 12:2:

“Let us gaze at Yeshua, him who is The Author and The Perfecter of our faith”-Aramaic Bible 

So, when we have all these witnesses, why do we as Christians insist on updating our faith and adding to it things that are not in Scripture, especially as Christ said “It is finished” in John 19:30? 

Look at Muslims. The same way Mohammed worshipped and prayed is the same way today’s Muslims worship and pray irrespective of their status. Why must we as Christians then feel that we must update Christianity by adding extra scriptural practices to it even after Christ told us that “it is finished”? 

Both the Old and New Testaments warm us not to add to the practices given to us in Scripture. 

Deuteronomy 4:2 says:

“Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of the LORD your God that I give you.”

Revelations 22:18 says:

“I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to that person the plagues described in this scroll.”

Even after these warnings, we as Christians still add and subtract, as if we are following fashion, instead of the only true religion. 

We celebrate the things Scripture did not ask us to celebrate and fail to celebrate the things Scripture asks us to celebrate, and when an alarm is raised, Christians start using logic to defend these additions to Scripture, as if logic is our guide?

2 Timothy 3:16 says:

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.”

Yet, after reading such, we start to following traditions that do not have their origin in Scripture? That we are even having this conversation makes me tremble at what has happened to Christianity!

Let us be careful of the things we do in the name of Christ that He did not ask us to do. They do not become right because we put Christ’s name on it. We should be mindful of what our Lord and Saviour said in Matthew 7:22: 

“Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?'”

Any time we have to use logic and traditions that are not Scriptural to justify anything in Christianity, let us remember the words of God in Matthew 15:9 and Isaiah 29:13, which say respectively:

“But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”


“Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:”

Regular readers of Scripture should bear in mind the warning given in 2 Timothy 4:3:

“the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.”

We want to celebrate. We want to feel good. So we invent our own “festival to the Lord”. But what happened the last time that God’s people decided to have an unauthorised “festival to the Lord”?

Exodus 32:5 says:

“When Aaron saw this, he built an altar in front of the calf and announced, "Tomorrow there will be a festival to the LORD."

In attempting to convert the celebration of a demon to a “festival to the LORD”, Aaron brought a great sin against his people. I shudder to think of what the Aarons of today are unleashing on their people!

Let me end by again warning my Christian brethren that religion is not like fashion that you update, or like an Internet Operating System that you constantly must update. Let us note the words in Psalm 119:89:

“Forever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.”

The challenge today is that many Christians have created their own mental God, who is so pliable that rather than tell them how to serve Him, they tell their mental God how they want to serve Him. They have a home made God, not a holy God 

You may now freely insult me. What I know is that I am already very well known and very fulfilled. Everything I have wanted to achieve in life, I have achieved it. I would rather not touch such a controversial topic. But am I to fear people or God? I choose to fear God, no matter the consequences! 

Gospeller. Deep Thinker. #1 Bestselling author of Facts Versus Fiction: The True Story of the Jonathan Years. Avid traveller. Hollywood Magazine Film Festival Humanitarian of the Year, 2019.
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