Before you can truly answer that question I think we need to take a look at other religions, compare them, look at some questions about Christianity and then answer the question of “Why Christianity”, and why it is unique from all other religions. You must also understand that Christianity is not a religion, it is a relationship with God.
In this section we are going to look at why should anyone consider Christianity. We will look and compare the six major religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witness and Christianity.
Which one should you choose? Let’s take a look at a few things before you decide, let’s get some information that will help you decide which is the wisest choice: As humans we all share one thing in common that we cannot change. We all will die. Maybe many years from now, maybe tomorrow, maybe even today for some of us, but most of us do not have any idea when that time is coming.
For the majority of the humans living on this planet death is something we do not really even talk about, that is because it is a terrifying journey into the unknown. What can we do? This fear of death can be a good thing, it can help us to make the right choice, by the way not making a choice is making one. We all are familiar with some of the laws of science such as the law of gravity. We are going to look at another law that many out there do not understand or even really know it exists. Hopefully once you see this law it will help you to make the right choice, about the most important choice you will ever make. If it sounds scary, that is good let the fear work for you.
When we die we have to face this law. The name it is known by is “The Ten Commandments.” God’s Law.
At the core of most world religions is the desire to appease their deity, to somehow attain favor in the afterlife. Followers live in fear of upsetting their gods, so day after day they labor to earn their salvation through good works and religious practice.
While these religions are focused on pursuing and appeasing God, Christianity is focused on God’s pursuit of man. In Christianity, salvation cannot be earned. Rather, it is received as a gracious and merciful gift.
The essence of Christianity is not human effort. Instead, it is God’s grace. The concept of grace is unique to Christianity. It is not found in any other religious belief system.
The doctrine of grace not only teaches that we don’t need to earn our way to heaven—it also teaches that it is impossible to earn our way to heaven. The Apostle Paul put it this way: “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9).
So it is a tragic and fatal error to believe, “I have lived a good life. I don’t need to be saved.” Are you trying to earn your way to heaven? The truth is that no one can ever earn his or her way to heaven. We are all under the curse of Adam’s sin, and we are all unworthy of salvation.
Christian salvation is received by faith in the sacrificial death and triumphant resurrection of Jesus Christ. Through faith in the perfect, shed blood of Christ, we are fully covered for eternity. No other sacrifice is necessary for the remission of sins.