“…through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead…” Gal 1:1
Despite the voice of the critics, Christianity is not like all the other religions of the past or present. Christianity is gloriously unique. So unique that when honestly considered, one must recognize Divine revelation and activity rather than human imagination and creativity.
Unlike any other religion Christianity proclaims the glory of the Trinity. We worship one God in three Persons; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We confess faith in God the Father, Jesus Christ our Lord, and the Spirit of truth. We do not believe in three gods. We do not believe in one God who sometimes acts as father and sometimes as son and sometimes as spirit. No, we believe that the Father, Son, and Spirit have been, are, and forever will be One glorious Triunity! Mysterious and marvellous, unique but not unreasonable. Exactly what we might expect of the Divine!
And, unlike any other religion we boast in a once crucified, now risen Lord. We proclaim the gospel of Jesus’ vicarious death and burial and his victorious resurrection. Our Savior is the living Lord. No other religion dares to boast of the resurrection of its leader or founder. It would be foolish, for the proof of deception would be in the grave. But not the case with Christianity! The tomb is empty and Jesus is alive! His ways are still seen and His Word is still heard through the Church.
So, unlike any other religion Christianity is the only hope for sinful humanity. Only Christianity offers the believing sinner true wisdom for this life and certain hope for the next. Because He lives so do and will we! So let us bow in humility, believe in sincerity, worship His majesty, and live for His glory!
Rejoice, rejoice, O Christian, lift up your voice and sing / Eternal hallelujahs to Jesus Christ the King! / The hope of all who seek Him, the Help of all who find, / None other is so loving, so good and kind. / He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today!–Alfred Ackley
Chuck Cook is the pastor of Grace Bible Church - Rolla.