To a casual observer religion and Christianity seem like different words for the very same thing. Jesus would openly disagree.
So often Jesus spoke with the authority of heaven pointing out the difference. For example, who would have been more rigidly religious than the Jewish people of His day. Jesus said, “For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:20, NIV). What did He mean? He pointed out that religious righteousness which was approved by men and real spiritual righteousness approved by God were totally different in nature.
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Over twenty-five years ago while on a fact-finding trip to Eastern Europe Michael and Jan Gott turned to God and asked, "How can Eastern Europe be impacted for Christ?" Within days they had a strong impression.
Michael Gott International is a non-profit association totally committed to communicating to as many people as possible how the good news of Jesus Christ can revolutionize any life. Michael and Jan Gott believe that the sharing of this good news – evangelism – is the wonderful activity of God’s love expressed through God’s people producing a purposeful and continual attempt to lead others to accept Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, and encouraging all to serve Him as a lifetime commitment.
With no budget and no backing, but, equipped with a tenacious commitment to Christ and a love for people, Michael and Jan began slowly to enlist and train people to help make a difference through a unique team ministry concept. Today, almost 150,000 people have been evangelized and have discovered the true message of Christ. The methods used are creative, but the message is uncompromisingly biblical. The growth of this unique evangelistic missions ministry is supernatural. Today, people are regularly sent out to reach un-evangelized people in Eastern Europe and to turn them into devoted followers of Christ.