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Is Christianity the Only True Religion?--Part 2

Updated on September 28, 2010

In Part 1 we discussed the fact that there are over 2,000 differing religions. We discussed the fact that Christianity is not a religion, but a relationship with God Himself. Because none of the world's 2,000 religions agree completely, that limits the truth to just one religion. The question now becomes, which religion is the true religion? Is there a way to measure truth? To the open minded, I believe there is. To those who have already closed their minds to the truth, there is not.

If only one religion is the truth, there must be something to distinguish it from all other 1,999 religions. There are at least five ways Christianity distinguishes itself. This is the topic I want to discuss over the next few hubs.

The first thing that causes Christianity to stand out from the rest is its holy book, the Bible. We are told in II Timothy 3:16 that "All scripture is given by inspiration of God." II Peter 1:21 goes on to say, "For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost."

The Bible claims for itself that it was delivered by God Himself to His people. It was not a mere book written by man, but was directed by God to man. No other book makes this claim. It was not given by Charles Russell, Joseph Smith, or any other human being, but by and only by God Himself.

In my hubs, Is the Bible Really the Word of God?--Parts 1-4. I go into more detail as to proof of the above statement, but allow me to review some quick thoughts from those hubs that set the Bible apart from other holy books. 1. Its infallibility--History, archaeology, and true science all back up the Bible as truth. 2. Its harmony--The Bible is a volume made up of 66 separate books written by 40 different human authors over a period of 1,500 years, on three different continents, yet without error. 3. Its prophecy--Of the over 300 Messianic prophecies in the Bible, 100% has been fulfilled. No other holy book has ever come close to 100% fulfillment.

The second thing that distinguishes Christianity from the other religions of the world is its founder. Christianity is the only religion that claims God Himself as the founder. Christianity surrounds the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. No one can deny this. It is also clear Biblical teaching that Jesus Christ the Son, is equal to God the Father.Jesus predicted and fulfilled His death and resurrection--an act that validated His claim to be God.

Clearly Christianity beings and ends with Christ. At the proper time John the Baptist directed is ministry back to the Lord, "Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world" (John 1:29). No other religion claims to be founded by God Himself.

At the risk of treading some dangerous waters, who founded the Jehovah's Witnesses?--Charles Russell. Who was responsible for The Curch of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints?--Joseph Smith. How about Confuciousism?--Confucious. Buddhism, Hinduism, and others never were, nor claimed to be founded by God Himself. This sets Christianity apart from the other 2,000 religions.

To summarize, Christianity is set apart from all other religions by its book and by its founder. We will look at some other differences in Part 3. Truly we can know the truth, and the truth will make us free.


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      Allen Werner 

      7 years ago from West Allis

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      Allen Werner 

      7 years ago from West Allis

      Nice follow up. I will move on to #3 since I am a bit behind. Peace.

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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      7 years ago from Manila

      Great hub which presents great truths in the light of God's Word. Thank you for sharing it here at Hubpages. Blessings to you.

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      johnnynaakea 

      7 years ago

      Bless you lifegate! Great word! The truth will set us free!

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      Isaiah Michael 

      7 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

      Amen the truth shall set us free indeed. People need to know the truth that it is only by the shed blood of Christ. the one true sacrifice.There is only one way to Him and it is through Him! No other way as so many other false religions say. I have opinions on religion but may save it for a hub. After all it is Christianity or nothing. Religion in itself is our way of worshiping God whether it is right or wrong.

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      MacDonald Chaava 

      7 years ago from Lawton. Oklahoma

      lifegate, this is a great statement about the Christian faith, its source and outreach.

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      v_kahleranderson 

      7 years ago from San Jose, California

      A very good morning to you, Lifegate, and greetings in the name of the Lord!

      Your hub is inspiring, to the point that I must shout an AMEN!!

      I am excited and look forward to reading your next hubs.

      May God bless and continue to inspire your writings.

      With warm regards, in Christ Jesus,

      VKA

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      Woman Of Courage 

      7 years ago

      Your hub is a true inspiration. I always thought of Christainity as a relationship with God. It's not about religion. It is about living our life according to God's holy word. The truth shall set us free! Thanks for sharing. God bless you.

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      William Kovacic 

      7 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Samsons and RevLady,

      Yes, the Truth will always stand no matter what. It is unchanging and indestructible because the Truth is Jesus.

      Debradoo,

      Great observation! I didn't get to that point yet, but I will.

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      Debradoo 

      7 years ago from Cocoa, Florida

      Amen Lifegate. With Christianity, it is God's desire to raise man up to His level. With all other religions, it is man's desire is to bring God down to his/her level.

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      RevLady 

      7 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      A perfect conclusion to part 1. The TRUTH is what it is and always shall be. All glory to God.

      Love, peace and joy,

      Forever His,

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      Sam 

      7 years ago from Tennessee

      up & beautiful! Very well written. "The TRUTH will stand when the world's on fire-" One Way, one Truth and one Life...

    • lifegate profile imageAUTHOR

      William Kovacic 

      7 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Quill,

      So very true. I wish more people could see the Bible and Christ for what and Who they really are. There is no true freedom in anything else.

      Apostle Jack,

      Glad we agree. Sometimes I have to agree to disagree with some people, but the truth is still the truth.

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      Apostle Jack 

      7 years ago from Atlanta Ga

      We stand in agreement that Christianity is the ONLY true faith toward God.

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      "Quill" 

      7 years ago

      Morning lifegate... well spoken and well written "Truly we can know the truth, and the truth will make us free".

      Each man can choose to believe in what he chooses, but when he believes in what the Word teaches and the inspiration behind the Word then he will truly be free and not before.

      Blessings and Hugs

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