3/12: What Sets Christianity Apart?

During my first two years of college, I attended a private, secular university where I had the opportunity to take a comparative religion course. We studied the origins and major tenets of the world’s religions. You may think this would have been a dangerous thing; after all, the possibility existed for me to be attracted to some other religion.

Perhaps that could have happened if I refused to consider the claims of each religion’s leader. A careful, honest study of how each of the world’s religions began; and a careful, honest study of the claims of each original leader will lead any honest, astute student to the conclusion that Christianity is true.

Except for Christianity, the world’s major religions began with the claims of a human person declaring himself or herself to have seen some sort of vision or to have heard some sort of message. Some are even on record as saying they are not to be followed; yet for hundreds of years, people have staked their lives (and their afterlives) on these religions. Only Christianity began with the claims of One who was both 100% human and 100% divine – the God-man, Jesus Christ. And then, Christianity didn’t really begin with Him; He came as the very Creator in the flesh. Christianity, then, actually began with God in eternity. Time and time again, Jesus continually threw the attention to God the Father. Read John 17:1-5

  • Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You, as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him. And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was” (NKJ).

Be assured this morning that you are on the right track as you worship and serve God in the name of Jesus Christ and by the power of the Holy Spirit. Be grateful that your eyes have been opened to the truth. Be diligent about sharing that truth – which is life itself – to our dying world.


©2009, 2013 Sharon Norris Elliott. Feel free to forward this devotion in its entirety, including this copyright line. Leave comments, ask questions, read past devotions, or subscribe to receive these devotions daily in your e-mail at www.sanewriter.wordpress.com. Also, periodically check in at www.LifeThatMatters.net to see what’s going on in the ministry.

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~ by sanewriter on March 12, 2013.

2 Responses to “3/12: What Sets Christianity Apart?”

  1. Hello i am kavin, its my first occasion to commenting anyplace, when i read
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  2. “Rise up, and walk.”

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