The object of Religion for Whichcote is that we shall become through our “Temper, Complexion and Constitution of Soul…God-like, and partakers of the very Nature of God.”

In Moral and Religious Aphorism Whichcote writes:

I will not make a Religion for God: nor suffer any to make a Religion for me.

Religion doth not destroy nature; but is built upon it.

Religion in the subject is not a Notion; but the Frame and Temper of our Minds, and the Rule of our Lives: a man is not well settled in his Religion until it is become the self-same with the Reason of his mind.