Matthew 15:9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
People are not religious, but they are spiritual, supposedly. They don’t like church, but they do like God. People feel like religion is a private matter.
The truth is that most people have invented their version of God. They are not worshipping the God of the Bible. They know little to nothing about Him. They want a God that they can feel comfortable with. They create their god after their image.
Others are religious, church people. They also make everything up as they go along. They do not worship the God of the Bible. They do not get into the Bible to see what God has to say. Instead, they invent what they want and like.
The accusation has been that religion is a man-made way of controlling the people. That is true. But true Biblical Christianity is nothing like what people recognize as religion. We worship God as He said to worship Him. We believe Him to be what He said about Himse.
Time to get with His plan and not make up our teachings. Not about what we think but rather about submitting to what He has already said.