Function of Religion
Suppose that there is a two-dimensional space on your desk like the surface of it. But it has an infinite area.
On this infinite surface, there is a circle with the diameter of one inch or equivalent to the size of an ordinary coin. Now you are above the surface of this infinite-size plane. And, you have just one piece of information that there is a circle somewhere on the plane. Then, how can you find it? And what is the probability of your finding it?
The answer is: there is no chance that you can find it.
The probability of your finding the circle is an area of a circle with the one inch diameter (1 x 1 x 3.14) divided by infinity, which is zero.
Even if the circle is as large as the the projected earth on the plane, still there is no chance for you to find it on an infinite-size plane, since a finite number divided by infinity is zero.
But, if you can find coordinates on the plane with the circle on the point of origin, you can 100% find the circle, since all you have to do is to trace the coordinate axis or axes from any point to to the origin.
The infinite-size plane can drastically change its nature with coordinates introduced.
Each man has an internal space in his mind. That can be regarded as an infinite-size plane. But without coordinates in your mind, you cannot even find a circle in the infinity of the mind area. There may be a door to the Kingdom of God in your mind space, but without a coordinate system in it you cannot find it.
In this context, the teaching of God is a coordinate system. To have faith in God means to have a coordinate system.
Religion also functions to establish a coordinate system in your mind. But, some religions would introduce poor coordinate systems. Or evil regions must introduce broken coordinate systems.
Suppose there is a jewel in the mind of each person. But most of them cannot find it in the infinite size of their minds. Only those who can introduce a coordinate system in their minds can find their jewels of mind.
Every one has some sort of coordinates in his mind as a condition of being a human being. But, their coordinates are not enough to cover the infinite size of the minds. Beyond a range of their coordinate systems, they cannot find or identify anything. But who has a infinite-scale of coordinates in his mind? Christ Jesus must have it, since He is God.
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Mat 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.