Religion is basically a bonding mechanism or method between man and God.
The man’s method or approach cannot reach or make a contact with God for there is no way for man to reach God which is in heaven.
The Romans 3:10 said, “There is none who understands; there is none who seeks after God”.
So, no man can make or build a true religion as there is no way for man to reach God.
So, God came down from heaven to earth by putting flesh on His very own word.
“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” – John 1:24 NJKV
We all know that it is Jesus Christ who came down to earth and made contact with man. He even offered His life for full ransom and redemption of man.
“For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus.” – 1 Timothy 2:5 NJKV
Therefore, only Jesus Christ is the true religion or church or temple.
“Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.” – James 1:27 NKJV
Only Jesus can make a true bonding between God and man. He is the only “pure and undefiled” and “unspotted from the world” as all men are sinners.
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” – Romans 3:23 NKJV
So, any religious group that will claim as true church or religion is a FALSE Religion.
They are claiming the part that belongs to Jesus Christ alone, they will end-up counterfeit or fake religions.
So, beware! Look unto Jesus Christ only.