Think or Sink
Religion teaches people to stop thinking for themselves.
One thing people do not want to do is THINK. They will do almost anything to avoid the trouble of thinking. Indoctrination is when someone starts to do the thinking for you, and that’s why so many churches that were once alive are now dead. The leader taught them doctrine rather than how to think.
Indoctrination is the process of being copied in the image of humankind rather than in the image of God. Your goal is subtly changed from following Christ to following Christ’s church.
Satan has reserved this last trip for the most sincere of Christians. If he could not get you to live in sin and promote the flesh life, then he takes your zeal for God and turns it into a weapon of religion to enforce a religious bondage on the people rather than a fleshly vice. Those most hungry to please God are the ones who fall for this trick.
I remember a dream God gave me back in 1984 when I was wearing a long black robe and trying to run with my pastor, but I kept falling over my robe. I woke up and God spoke to me and said I was getting religious. I thank God for the warning, and you should be warned as well!