Pure religion–according to Jesus is to simply do what God says to do–Love one another and to love and obey Him! Nothing more, nothing less. Pure religion is not bound by rules because unconditional love eliminates the need for rules.
Pure religion does not require any sacrifices other than praise of God–for all He has done, is doing, and will do.
Pure religion does not denigrate people, but supports them and helps to build their character.
Pure religion does not manipulate people into doing what man wants them to do, but encourages people to seek God for direction.
Pure religion does not have a price tag on it needed for participation–for the Word has said, freely you have received, freely give.
Pure religion has God and His Word as a foundation for living, giving, and loving.
Pure religion requires no mediation from others because Jesus is the mediator between God and man and we can all seek Him, whenever we need to do so, for ourselves.
Pure religion does not lead people astray because the people have heard the Word and hearing the Word brings about Faith in God and All He has said.
Pure religion will never attempt to intimidate with The Word, but will encourage introspection, reflection, and study of The Word so all will know for themselves.
Pure religion will always point the heart, soul, and spirit of man to Him who gave it.