Yes. When a repenting sinner comes to Jesus he or she needs to get rid of their old, dead religion. If one was into religion that did not have Jesus’ eternal life, joy, abundant life now, peace, forgiveness of sin and purpose, lose it. Leave the counterfeit. You have something to replace it. Real life!! Who wants to live in a grave yard?
Why live on stale crumbs when the King’s banquet table awaits?
“And you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” (John 8.32 NAS).
“I came that they might have life, and might have it abundantly.” (John 10.10 NAS).
(a BBN message by J. Vernon McGee contributed to this post)