Uniquenes of Christianity

Of all the religions in the world what makes Christianity different from all the other religions of the world? 

Basically, all religions of the world, except for Christianity, are ways for sinful people to work their way to God and earn a passage into heaven. God reveals within the scriptures that he has equipped people with the knowledge that he exists. Based on that knowledge God will hold all people accountable for what they did in their lives. Non-Christian religions offer a means of working your way toward acceptance from God and avoidance of judgement for the immoral things done in this life.

Ironically enough, some religions teach one to commit immoral activities to attain salvation. An example of this would be Islam. People are told that if they murder people of another faith they will both earn the way to Allah and many sensual rewards, such as infinite sexual gratification with virgins after death, 

Contrary to this works salvation approach to addressing the fallen sinful nature of humans, in Christianity God takes the initiative to reach down to humanity. He provides the way back to him through the provision He has made for us. That provision is the death of His own son as payment for the wrong which we all did. Christ's death provides the bridge which separated us from the presence of God. Our only obligation to attain salvation is to humbly admit we are fallen sinners that need the help provided by God. This is what Christians call basing our faith in the finished work and death of Jesus on the cross. We trust what God has provided for us in the death and resurrection of Jesus. The gift of salvation and eternal life is a gift we cannot earn and which only God can provide. 

The following video by Dinesh D' Souza describes the Christian faith in more detail.


Uniqueness of Christianity