Are You Pardoned or Paroled?
A religious spirit: Do you lack joy in life? Would you rather skip church, prayer, and scripture reading? Do you focus most of your energy on doing the right thing and abstaining from the wrong things? When people operate out of a religious spirit they attempt to earn salvation. The spirit of religion is a shift from joyful obedience in God and a transformed life, to simply doing the right things and abstaining from the wrong ones.