Abraham, Israel's physical and spiritual patriarch, was called by YHWH. Abraham was told by YHWH to seperate himself from his people. he (Abraham) was told by YHWH that he(Abraham) would be the father of a great nation and that through him (Abraham) all nations of the world would be blessed( gen.22:18). Abraham was also called "the friend" of YHWH because he trusted YHWH. Yet Abraham had no laws, no rules or regulations, NO RELIGION. Moses stood before and talked to YHWH on the mountain, yet he also, went up there with NO RELIGION. After Sha'ul met The MASTER on the road to Demascus, he only counted what he had..an Experience(philipians 3:8)as important. Religion is regarded in the scriptures (bible) as a schoolmaster that leads to a greater revelation (galatians 3:24).