The Problem with Religious Identity (Romans 3:1-20)

Religious identity is about relying on heritage and history for salvation, rather than having genuine faith in Christ.

Romans 2:17

Romans 2:25

Romans 2:28-29

The problem with Religious Identity is that it creates a false sense of entitlement that prevents someone from turning to Jesus.

Romans 3:1-4

Psalm 51:3-4

Romans 3:5-8

Romans 2:4-5

Romans 3:9-18

Psalm 14:7 (or 53:6) *incorrect verse numbers are referenced

Isaiah 59:20

Romans 2:19-20

Summary: religious identity (history and heritage) can’t save anyone. Only faith in Jesus can accomplish that.

Some churches/denominations genuinely believe they are the only ones going to heaven.

Some people cling to their Christian religious identity despite not having any real relationship with Jesus.

Help them see that religious identity (relying on history and heritage) can’t save anyone. Only Jesus can.