Religion doesn’t solve anything but relationship does. A relationship is something people feel and is interactive. Religion is about rituals and man’s idea on how to achieve a certain “spirituality”. Spirituality tends to substitute connection with the spirit world for a genuine relationship with God. Growing up in the Pentecostal faith, the phrase "God is a relationship, not a religion," was common. The religion which regards God as the Father of all and all men as His children thus teaches the closest relationship between God and man; and this is precisely the doctrine that underlies the whole of the Gospel preaching. Unlike religion, a relationship with God comes from His amazing love and grace reaching out to us. That’s what leads to religious practices. What religion and spirituality have in common is that they both can be false methods of having a relationship with God. We talked to God and God … It’s always been God’s desire to reveal Himself to us since creation (Romans 1:20). We sense that separation, that distance. Ethics depends upon volitions and religion upon psychic emotions. Belief in religion may imply that you believe the concepts taught in that particular religion are true; you may also believe in the existence of God (in the case of theistic religions) But, belief is not as strong as faith. Rather God … God acknowledges this separation between us and him and provided a solution to it. God tells us that our sin stands as a barrier between us and him. He’s not interested in establishing man’s idea of religion. He wants to have a deep connection to all of us. Religion is concerned with the relations between God and the individual. A discussion of Christian beliefs about the relationship between God and humanity, from the book What Do Our Neighbors Believe: Questsions and Answers on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam by Howard R. Greenstein, Kendra G. Hotz, and John Kaltner. Religion and ethics both make important contributions to the development of the human personality. only had religion. We had a relationship with God, while the Catholics, the Baptists, the Methodists, the Episcopalians, etc. Adam and Eve “heard the sound of the Lord God as he [God] was walking in the garden [of Eden] in … Religion tends to substitute the heartless observance of rituals for a genuine relationship with God. Their sources are different. In a religious context, there is a subtle difference between faith and belief. A truly religious person sees the entire world permeated by God. He said the payment for sin is death…eternal spiritual separation from him. Scripture tells us that God is a person who thinks and feels.