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December 27, 2014

Speak Out: Pure religion is defined by how we treat others

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Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014 6:02 pm | Updated: 6:05 pm, Fri Aug 15, 2014.

What is pure religion? The subject is declared in Scripture, saying, “to visit the fatherless and widows in their afflictions, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.” Pure religion is not merely to sympathize with them in their affliction with soothing words, but to aid them, if needy with their substance.

Pure religion is the exercise of compassion, courtesy, kindness and love in the home environment, in the employment facility, in the worship centers and in the community setting. Pure religion quickens the mind, enlightens the conscience, governs the impulse, controls the passion, refines the taste, lifts the fallen, comforts the hurting, sweetens the disposition, modifies the character, ennobles the affection, enriches the life and makes the possessors happier and better in assisting the homeless.

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