Religion is Reliance
Most people rely on their life of good works to outweigh their life of bad works.
Most people rely on their religious activity such as baptism, church membership, faithful giving.
Most people rely on their emotional experience and their feelings.
Sadly, many church leaders rely on their ministry.
This reliance on everything and anything, except the finished work of Christ, is called religion. It's exactly WHY the wrath of God abides!
John 3:36 (KJV) He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
It doesn't matter if you 'feel' saved or don't 'feel' saved. Have you believed on the Son?
You MUST rely on the Son for everlasting life. All other reliance leaves you lost with God's wrath abiding on you.
When the physician correctly diagnoses you with cancer, it doesn't matter if you 'feel' like you have cancer. You can rely on your feelings all you want; the fact remains: you are sick, whether you 'feel' like it or not.
When it's time for you to die, you can say you don't feel like dying. It's not going to change the fact that you will die.
Reliance on religion enslaves; only Christ, the Son, Saves!
Why not rely on the finished work of Jesus Christ accomplished on Calvary's tree?