‘THIS I KNOW!’
ALL religions, except Christianity, are alike. If you were asked how Christianity is different than all the other religions of the world, would you be able to give the right answer? Keep in mind that those who are not born again by the Spirit of God do not KNOW God; and because they do not know God, they imagine that IF “god” exists, they can approach “god” in worship any way they choose. One “god” is as good as another and so one religion is as good as another. Only true biblical Christianity reveals GOD as He truly is: holy, righteous, perfect!! And because He is perfect, only that which IS perfect can exist in His presence. This presents a serious problem, because as people often say, “Nobody’s perfect!” People take that truth far too lightly!! Most people have a much higher view of themselves than they should, and a much lower view of God than they should. Believing that they are “pretty good,” and believing “God is loving and kind,” they declare that anyone can come to God, and maybe say they’re sorry and try to be good, and when they die they’ll go to “a better place.” So goes the deception that is taking place throughout the world today, religious or not! The Bible, on the other hand, reveals how and why Christianity is different. True Christianity, based on the unchanging Word of God, acknowledges God’s requirement of perfection and the utter inability of any human being to meet God’s standard. NO ONE is righteous. NO ONE can stand before God or enter His presence. ALL have sinned and fall short of His glorious perfection. BUT GOD has revealed “a righteousness” that is received as a gift through faith in Jesus Christ!!! The teaching of “justification by faith” lies at the very heart of the Gospel and marks the difference between Christianity and all the other religions of the world! Learn this truth well and pass it on to others, that by God’s grace they, too, may be declared righteous in God’s sight through faith in Jesus!!!