“Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
— Acts 4:12
Have you ever had an unbeliever tell you that all religions are the same and that one is just as good—or bad—as the other? Many non-Christians seem to believe this. But the truth is that while many religions exist, only one gospel prevails. While many teachers have gained followings, only one Teacher—Jesus Christ—has saved us.
Christ is the solitary and unique Savior of the world. He is unique, first of all, because, unlike prophets of other religions, Jesus Christ founded His religion on Himself, not on His teachings (although His teachings are extremely important). For example, Lao Tzu, founder of Taoism, said, “Here is the way; walk in it.” He taught his followers a way. But Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life.” Christ is the cornerstone of Christianity. You could be a Muslim without knowing much about Mohammed. You could be a Buddhist and know very little about Buddha’s life. But you cannot be a Christian without knowing Christ.
Jesus is also unique because, unlike the founders of all other religions, Christ rose from the dead. Go down into the caverns of the dead, and cry out, “Mohammed?” “Here.” “Buddha?” “Here.” “Confucius?” “Here.” “Jesus of Nazareth? Jesus of Nazareth?” You’ll hear nothing, because as the angel said, “He is not here, for He is risen, as He said.”
Make no mistake: All religions are not the same. Only Christ brings life and immortality to light. Only in Him do we have certain confidence of life everlasting.