Why is Christianity unique?
Christianity gives you an instant change of status
Christianity is the only belief system that gives you an instant change of status. Many religions say that if you follow our program we guarantee that you will get to heaven, but no-one has actually come back to say if it's true. There is no certainty and all you can do is hope that you have done enough. Christianity is different as it offers you eternal life today. When you ask Jesus Christ to be your Saviour you become a new person. You have a new life that will last for ever. The bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:17:
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
There is no uncertainty about it. When you have this new life you can never lose it. All your sins, past, present and future are all washed away and God makes you one of His children. You come into a new relationship with Jesus Christ. This is not just a theoretical thing, I know that I have that new life, because I know Jesus, He is my friend. I speak to Him everyday through prayer and He speaks to me through the bible. Just like any other relationship I know when I offend Him and things are not the same until I seek to put that problem right. Jesus said:
Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. Revelation 3:20
The bible says that when we follow Jesus we get a real peace, joy and satisfaction that we cannot know without Him. Following Jesus is definitely not easy, but He gives that peace that we cannot get anywhere else. God the Holy Spirit comes and lives in us and changes and helps us. Jesus once said His followers
Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27
I know without a doubt that I have a changed status, I have that new life and you too can have that assurance.
Jesus gave this promise:
Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life. John 5:24