Found on Yahoo questions – not my words (credit where credit is due):
What does, “Jesus is my savior not my religion”, mean?
It means Jesus is a living person, God come in the flesh, who was raised from the dead, and who personally guarantees eternal life to all who put their trust in Him; becoming true believers, born again by the Holy Spirit of God.
He said this:
“Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.” – John 5:24
and He left everyone this invitation:
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11:28-30
You can come to Him by a simple humble prayer of faith…….
“Being a follower of Jesus Christ is not a religion to be followed or a social order to be lived. It’s not about tenets and practices. It’s not a set of laws to be obeyed, or a creed to be accepted.
Being a Christian means completely identifying yourself with the person of Jesus Christ; not following an organized religion or observing certain holidays or rituals. It means that Jesus means more to your heart than any person or institution on earth.
It’s a love story written in blood on a cross of wood. All you have to do is believe it. The New Testament contains lots of guidance on how to return this love with words and actions but none of it is required for salvation and in fact it’s only desired as an expression of gratitude.”