What makes our spirituality different from the religions of the world including Christianity is the WAY by which we are aligned with what all religions call God. That WAY is Jesus Christ the Son of God as revealed in the Scriptures. Let me say this the way that I really feel it. What makes MY spirituality different from the religions of the world including Christianity is the way by which I found God and that way was and is Jesus Christ.
Unlike the “spokesmen” for the gods of the other 3 major religions in the world, Jesus claimed to actually be God. Jesus was the only one that claimed to be the Son of God and called God His Father which is literally to say He was God. Of the 4 major religions: Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam, only in Christianity we see Jesus. Jesus was the only one who claimed to be God who would die for the sins of ALL men so that none would perish. This is one of the biggest differences between Jesus and Muhammad, Buddha, Lord Krishna, or any of the sages of these religions. Jesus came to reconcile ALL men with God and pardon all sins. Though there are similar stories hundreds and thousands of years old, history had never seen anything like Jesus before. He was real. He is real. He is God.
Prophet Muhammad was a great man, Gautama Buddha was an enlightened man, Lord Krishna is a profound sage, but Jesus embodied what they were and superseded their ability and their qualities as God and as a man – for He was both. Most religions were started by someone who claimed to have had either a supernatural vision or a divine message but in addition to that Jesus added that He was the message to embrace. He was God. He was and is the phenomenon in history and in science doing what no one else had done before. God and man.
Many Christians do not believe that Jesus Christ is God but the bible clearly tells us that He is. Believing He isn’t God really subjects your belief system to Christianity’s version of Jesus that really is Rome’s idol and is a diabolical replica of God that is more widely known and received. Modern Christianity is so terribly mongrel and mixed that it makes relationship with God through Jesus Christ difficult to discover in Christian denominations – though not impossible. Relationship with God by way of Jesus Christ is for ALL people.
He is an unimaginable existence of Love. I do not believe that the Jesus of the Scriptures can be refused when He is properly presented to others. It is the greatest Love in this world. Religion (these mentioned including Christianity) rarely give any of their followers the privilege of being introduced to God. Many of their followers have to abandon their religion to truly find God because of the “distractions” within religions.
Religion gives its devout followers the hopeful feelings that “God” is pleased with them and with how they live their life and will bless them with the good life or either let them go to heaven when He returns and not hell. Though this religious holiness is profitable to them and is revered in most communities for being above-par conduct and behavior – it isn’t truly spirituality.