Why is there a religion?

Because humanity is created in the image of God, humans carry within them a spark of the divine--commonly called a spirit. This spirit, which possesses the thumbprint of God the creator, constantly seeks intimacy and communion with God. We were made to worship. Religion helps many people to fulfill this desire to be one with the Creator. Over the course of your life, watch people, and you will see that this is true: We were made to worship, and if we do not find a way to connect to the God Who made us, we will worship something in God's place: ourselves, beauty, wealth, status, cars, houses, nihilism. We are going to worship something, I guarantee it.

Religion, admittedly, has the tendency to grow stale, cold, and useless, which is why it must constantly be revitalized by personal seeking and a desire to know God for oneself. Religion can also be confusing if it is not taught correctly, or lived out before the learner in a way that is real and meaningful. But the Bible promises that God is a rewarder of those Who diligently seek Him....