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Christianity is considered a world religion, but it is not a religion. Christianity is a part of a bigger storyline of God’s desire to redeem and be reconciled to humanity.
What is religion? This week on “Inside the Chapel,” Pittsburgh Steelers chaplain Kent Chevalier invites listeners in on an episode of his own podcast, “False Jesus.”
Any world religion teaches that we must do something to reach God or be accepted by God. We purify ourselves. We pray in a certain way. We don’t eat certain foods. We achieve enlightenment. We make sure our good deeds outweigh our bad. Do these things and more, and we’ll be good with God.
On the other hand, Christianity alone teaches that Jesus has already done everything for you and me to reach God and be accepted by God. The reality is that there is nothing we can do that will make God love us more. There is nothing we can do that will make God love us less. God loves us. Period. And He wants a relationship with us.
Religion says we must do. Jesus said it’s already done. Of course, there’s way more to it, but this is the starting point and a massive difference between all world religions and God’s movement, now called Christianity.
“Inside the Chapel” is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network.