I have been watching the news concerning Queen Elizabeth, who recently passed away. I feel I know more about the queen now that she has died than I knew about her when she was alive. She seems to have been someone who was able to smile through all that life brought her way.
In watching the church services, I was reminded of attending the Anglican church as a child. I also attended the Catholic church on occasion. I was “confirmed” in the Anglican church. This is a process where you memorize scriptures, wear a white dress and once the minister prays over you, are able to take communion. At least, that is my best recollection. I do know one thing, despite all that process, I was not born again.
I was just part of a religious group. There is a marked difference between being religious and being born again. This is why in the scriptures Jesus says to some “depart from me I never knew you.” These were the people who thought because of their outward actions they had a place in heaven….