Why Christianity is different from the rest

At a British conference on comparative religions in the 1950s, experts from around the globe were discussing whether any one belief was unique to the Christian faith.

Other religions had versions of God appearing in human form. As for resurrection, some had accounts of people returning from death.

The debate was stalemated when C.S. Lewis walked into the room and was asked what he thought was Christianity’s unique contribution.

“Oh that’s easy,’’ he said. “It’s grace.’’

After some discussion, the conference delegates agreed.

The doctrine of karma, the Islamic Code of Law, the Jewish covenant and the Buddhist eightfold path offered ways to earn approval and eventual eternal happiness. Only Christianity offered a no strings attached view of salvation with God’s unconditional love—a way through karma.

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