End quote. [Emphasis,mine]
It seems most who reject "religion" and prefer "relationship" is because it doesn't require anything on the part of the unbeliever (the mantra itself IS man-made, ironically). So it actually stems from an anti-Lordship view--Christ as Savior not as Lord (Master, Owner, Sovereign Who must be obeyed). They try to soften the blow of the Gospel that smashes Self and its pride. It also removes accountability to the Master Who bought the new believer. No, Christianity IS a religion, its the True religion, and I'm glad Baucham said so!
Here are the two-types of religion:
Jas 1:26 If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man's religion is worthless. 27 Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.