3 ways Christianity is different from other religions

Chase Culbertson

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.

Related Content

to Discover More

Article

3 Reasons The Empty Tomb Matters

resurrection jesus religion

Religions are everywhere we look. No matter what we believe or why we believe it, we can make it a religion. ... read more

Read Article

Article

Why the resurrection matters to you

resurrection salvation jesus easter

Jesus endured pain and suffering on the cross. He died with the weight of our sins on His shoulders. His body... read more

Read Article

Article

Three things the resurrection changes

eternity resurrection salvation jesus

For many, this Easter was like every other. The Easter Bunny left his eggs, families gathered around Sun... read more

Read Article

Article

Why it's not enough to be exposed to Jesus

salvation jesus religion politics

We live in a very religious nation, and this is not a bad thing. Not always. Because of our freedom to choos... read more

Read Article

Article

18 ways you can celebrate Easter every day

resurrection hope salvation jesus

Easter isn’t an event to recognize but a daily reality to live by. When Jesus suffered and died on the... read more

Read Article

Devotional

Dear God, help!

From 2 Thessalonians: A 5-Day Devotional

evangelism salvation jesus

The news and social media bombard us with the pain and destruction happening in the world — suicide bom... read more

Read Devotional

Sermon

Tetelestai

From Tetelestai

April 22, 2019

resurrection salvation easter shame

At the cross, Jesus shut down the “power system” of sin, shame, self, and Satan. In this message,... read more

Watch Sermon

Sermon

The Road Jesus Walked - Easter at NewSpring

From Easter at NewSpring

April 17, 2017

resurrection salvation jesus easter

Condemned to death by the religious elite, Jesus was killed and placed in a tomb. But three days later, He wa... read more

Watch Sermon

Story

How Jesus rescued me from a religious cult

Oct 1, 2017

family identity salvation jesus faith religion fear

Dylan House wrestled with the fear of leaving the Jehovah’s Witnesses and losing his family and friends... read more

Read Story

Story

I was the leader of a prison mosque

Dec 13, 2016

freedom salvation jesus religion environment

Charles McMillan spent 11 years following Islam in prison only to discover that it wasn’t a true relati... read more

Read Story

What's happening at NewSpring Church?

  • Need to Know: Weekly email to keep you informed about what's happening at NewSpring
  • Fuse News: Email for Fuse parents sent on the first Monday of the month
  • KidSpring Scoop: Email sent at the beginning of each series to give you the scoop on what's happening in KidSpring
  • Read My Bible: Daily devotional sent via text from 6-7am

Subscribe