Sunday, March 30, 2008

Christianity is not a religion . . .

"Moses could meditate on the law; Muhammad could brandish a sword; Buddha could give personal counsel; Confucius could offer wise sayings; but none of these men was qualified to offer an atonement for the sins of the world" -R.C. Sproul.

Christ alone offers eternal life through his sacrifice. Religious freedom applies to religions and Christian denominations when it comes to the application of rights and laws.

Christianity is beyond religion. It is not man-conceived, but God ordained. It has no moral equivalent or philosophical competitor.

Contrary to some popular belief, Christianity is not a set of principles to live your life by. It is not simply an owner's manual to govern the human existence. It is the road map to salvation, the receipt for the gift of grace, a love letter written to you by God.

Treasure it, Revere it, Embrace it, but do not belittle it by calling it a religion.


Nicole said...

Indeed! Amen.

Janet Rubin said...


what if we just forget the words, "Christian" and "Christianity?" Not that there is anything neccesarily wrong with those words... But how would be define this THING then? I don't think I'd say "roadmap to salvation," because salvation is a, an act. Salvation is a hero rescuing His beloved from a wicked enemy and claiming her as his own. Salvation is awesome, but it isn't the main point. The main point is the relationship, the romance (you mentioned the love letter!) What would I call myself if I didn't call myself a Christian? In the Bible, John called himself, "the one whom Jesus loved." Maybe that's the best way to say it?

Dayle James Arceneaux said...

Great point, Janet.

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