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Distinguishing Good Religion From Bad

Good religion: Encourages you. This doesn’t mean every sermon or song will be instantly edifying. You need correction and repentance; they’re part of spiritual growth. But the net effect of faith should be that it helps you feel better about God, others and yourself.
Bad religion: Beats you up rather than lifts you up. If going to church is like going to get a weekly whipping, something’s wrong. Read 10 more ways to distinguish from Paul Prather is pastor of Bethesda Church near Mount Sterling. 




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Review rank-ordered data on religion in the U.S. and around the world. Includes the latest data from the Religious Congregations & Membership Study, 2010


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