How does Christianity differ from other religions?

Liisa Rossi
Maria Bavis

All religions give an answer to the question how a person can live a good life and get close to God. However, Christianity differs from other religions: the focus is not on man but on what God has done.

Other religions tell you to obey a god, to do good, or to try your best in order to be blessed or to earn salvation. But the message of Christianity is different: everything has already been done for us so that we can receive blessing and salvation. We cannot save ourselves but Jesus has already paid for our sins. We are saved by grace, and grace alone, when we receive the gift of salvation from God.

We don’t have to try to earn God’s love – He loves us and His love is perfect. We can rest assured of our salvation and serve people around us with the love God has given us.

God’s grace is at the core of Christianity. We are saved through the grace of Jesus. All other religions that are founded on people trying to achieve or strive to become better on their own, lead to destruction and despair.

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
(John 14:6, ESV)

Lord, I want to believe in You but I am weak and unsure. Help me!