The Lord says: "These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught."------Isaiah 29:13
I fear that this is the situation of a LOT of people, who consider themselves to be "Christian." But in ALL actuality they ARE NOT, because they are merely saying and doing what they have been TAUGHT it IS or NEVER has been a TRUE HEART-THING.
You don't become a Child of the LIVING GOD by RECITING or DOING a HEARTLESS homage to Almighty God. It MUST be done from the HEAT, because the HOLY SPIRIT of God ABIDES there. He moves in, when TRUE REPENTANCE is made and SALVATION has taken place. IT MUST BE A HEART-THING!!
If one has NEVER made a TRUE REPENTANCE and SALVATION has NOT occurred, then ALL of your LIP-SERVICE and WORSHIP has been or is NOTHING more than a FARCE, because it has NOT ORIGINATED from the HEART.
Our RELATIONSHIP with God, MUST originate in the HEART. We must SURRENDER our HEARTS over to HIM then our PRAISE and WORSHIP is a WHOLE HEART-THING, which is EXACTLY what the ALMIGHTY GOD expects and desires from His CHILDREN.
If you have NEVER REPENTED of your sins and have NEVER had SALVATION take place in your HEART, and have been duped to believe that mere LIP-SERVICE and a HEARTLESS form of LEARNED WORSHIP is SUFFICIENT enough to put you in RIGHT standing with God, you are on THIN ice. BUT, you can change your situation, by: CONFESSING your sins to God and ask for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU and is ALIVE, in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION. Do it NOW, while you STILL can. He's waiting!!!