3 ways Christianity is different from other religions
Everyone puts their faith in something. Some people put their faith in scientific theories. Others put their faith in family, politics, careers, or celebrity.
We are all searching for something to believe in. For me, that’s Jesus.
Many people think all religions are all the same, but I would argue that Christianity is different from the rest.
What Separates Christianity from Other Religions
1. Every other religion teaches us to earn our way to God.
Christianity is the only religion that teaches that God came to us. Romans 5:8 says, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Jesus died for us before we did a thing for Him. God didn’t wait for us to get things right before He sent His Son to die. In fact, God sent his Son because He knew we could never get things right apart from Jesus!
2. Other religions have systems of rules to appease their god. Christianity is a relationship with God.
Other religions give us a list of things to do and not do. Some religions call them laws or pillars. These are things that you do in hopes of getting into heaven.
Psalm 145:18-19 tells us, “The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.”
We don’t have to appease God to receive His favor. He already showed us His love for us by sending Jesus to die on a cross in our place, for our sins. The separation between us and God was appeased, and we didn’t have to do a thing except believe.
The separation between us and God was appeased, and we didn’t have to do a thing except believe.
Christians go to church, read the Bible and obey God’s commands, not because we have to but because we want to. We want to learn about this God who would go to such great lengths for us. We want to show our thankfulness for His grace by representing Him well with our lives. And we choose to follow His plan, knowing that a God who loves us enough to sacrifice His Son for us has our best interest at heart.
3. No other religion has an empty tomb.
We’re the only people who follow a leader who died and came back to life.
Every other major religious leader is dead. People have been looking for Jesus’ body for thousands of years, and they still haven’t found Him! With all of the advancements in scientific technology, no one has been able to solve this “mystery” in the world of science. The tomb is empty, and the body is not hidden and will never be found because Jesus rose from the dead.
In Matthew 28:6, we are reminded of this truth: “He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.”
We all have faith in something. Put your faith in Jesus Christ today.