Other religions explain how we can work to find God, but Christianity is the only faith that tells of God’s desire to find us, to reveal Himself to us. God wants to have relationship with humans because He made us. But because of sin—our inability to be perfect as God is perfect—God can have nothing to do with us. For “God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.” (1 John 1:5-6). We are completely unable to do what it takes to have unhindered relationship with the perfect, holy God of the universe. So He, in his incredible grace and love toward us, made a solution.
God’s Son, Jesus Christ, came to earth and lived among us, died to pay the penalty for our sin, and rose from death. The Bible says that “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). Death is the penalty for all human sin. In our sin nature, we are under the wrath of God and will spend eternity apart from Him in Hell. But through belief in Jesus Christ—believing that He is the Son of God and paid for our sins, for my sin, and rose to conquer death—I am no longer under God’s wrath but under His grace. I can have direct relationship with God through Jesus Christ. God is so kind, and so wonderful, that He met the requirement for His holy law when I couldn’t. He paid the debt that I owe and could never pay back. This is the ultimate gift. And I want it with my whole heart.
4 Responses to “How Is Christianity Different From Other Religions?”
it’s interesting for me to know more about your religion.
the sentence “the wages of sin is death” is very interesting and acceptable for me! this is a fact…
but when christians believe that paid for paid for their sins and they don’t go to hell, so what will happen if they do sins? for example if a christian (that he/she really believe to this religion) kill somebody, will god send him/her to paradise yet? it’s vague to me yet…
I think each action we do, good or bad, it will not delete, and we should responsible for each we do…
When Jesus died to pay the penalty for our sin, He conquered sin; He defeated its power over us. When we believe in Jesus Christ as Lord, God sends the Holy Spirit to live inside of us and give us victory over sin. But when a person chooses to believe in Christ, does that mean they stop sinning completely? No. It’s a big paradox: through faith in Christ, the power of God in me conquers sin daily and eternally; but because I live on earth, sin reigns in my body until I die.
The Apostle Paul, one of the early Church leaders, explained it this way:
“For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin” (Romans 7:19-25).
When I believed in Christ, I entered into relationship with Him. The Holy Spirit lives inside of me, and I learn and grow in knowledge and devotion to God. As I grow in Him, I learn to master sin through obedience to Christ. True faith in Christ means I no longer wilfully choose to sin. But there are still sins that I unknowingly commit, just because I’m human. All of those sins, the ones I committed in the past or will commit in the future, are paid in full by Jesus at the cross. There are only two options: either I will pay for my sin and be judged eternally in Hell; or Jesus pays for my sin at the cross, and I live eternally with God in Heaven.
very nice, Mandy!
so you don’t make mistakes and sins knowingly. and also about some great sins like killing, stealing and accuse, we can not say that we do them unknowingly!!! and also Jesus don’t accept them (is it true?) but about other sins, they are often unknowingly…
I think this is a good religion, and I think each religion which helping people to be good and kind (not to be bad and terrorist!), is a suitable religion…
Amen, amen, my soul replies!
Great expression of such a profound truth; BEHOLD! See what kind of love the Father has given to us that we should be called children of God… 1 John 3:1.