Religions require human performance to achieve heaven, but Christianity is a relationship,
not a religion. Christ grants forgiveness and eternal life as a free gift.

But—“When God our Savior revealed his kindness and love, he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit.”  (Titus 3:4-5)

Can a person be a Christian if they are not Amish? Yes. Just as a person who is not Catholic or not Protestant can be a Christian. Christianity transcends all denominations. True followers of Christ are free of denominational boundaries. Read More...

An estimated 5 percent of the U.S. population claim to be either an atheist or an agnostic. Why? Let’s briefly examine just two of the reasons they give. Read More...

What is the basic difference between Christianity and the world’s major religions? The Christian faith teaches that eternal life is a gift that cannot be earned. Other religions require people to earn their way. Read More...

When you stand before God, what will determine whether He accepts you—or rejects you? No matter what church you attend, this is the most important question to consider. Read More...

Deism is the belief that we can define God through reason and observing the natural world. However, deism stops short of acknowledging supernatural events like miracles, the inerrancy of Scripture, or the Trinity.  Read More...

Hinduism is the third largest religion in the world (after Christianity and Islam) with nearly
1 billion followers who live primarily in India. Since the Hindu faith is a combination of diverse traditions with no single founder, there are many expressions of Hinduism.
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Jehovah’s Witnesses are working hard to earn their way to God. But the truth is—they don’t have to. Anyone who places their trust in Jesus Christ for forgiveness of sin and believes that Christ died to pay the penalty for their sins is forgiven of their sins. Jesus paid the price. We don’t have to—in fact, the Bible says we can’t. Read More...

Jewish people are God’s chosen ones. God made this promise to Abraham: “I will certainly bless you. I will multiply your descendants beyond number, like the stars in the sky and the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will conquer the cities of their enemies. And through your descendants all the nations of the earth will be blessed—all because you have obeyed me.” (Genesis 22:17–18) Read More...

What are the Freemasons (also called Masons) all about? On the surface, the goals of the fraternal organization sound good. They are a benevolent group, well known for their good works. Their Facebook page states, “For hundreds of years Freemasons have sought to help good men become better.” They embrace virtues like forgiveness, love, sympathy, friendship, happiness, faith, and hope. Read More...

There are many differences between Mormonism and Christianity. Much of Mormonism comes from the Bible . . . but much of it doesn’t.. Read More...

Christians and Muslims disagree about many things. Throughout history, that disagreement has resulted in suspicion . . . hatred . . . and bloodshed. Is that what God wants? Read More...

Methodological naturalism—empirical science—began in ancient Greece, teaching that all observable life can be explained by reason apart from God. Miracles and other unexplainable acts of God in the Bible and elsewhere are irrelevant and dismissed without merit. Read More...

The New Age movement is a Western spiritual development that began in the second half of the twentieth century. Its roots go back to the book of Genesis when Adam and Eve were tempted to be like God. Similarly, New Age teachings and philosophies tempt people to experience divinity. Read More...

Occult? That's something to do with Satan, isn't it? I’d never do anything like that. Oh, I read my horoscope every day . . . and my friends and I have played with a Ouija board occasionally. In college, I even got into Dungeons and Dragons. But what’s the harm in that? That’s just a little innocent fun. Read More...

“He’s a good Methodist. He’ll go to heaven for sure.” “She is a Christian—she belongs to the Baptist church.” “I know he’s right with God. He’s a good Lutheran.”

 

These people may be Christians—but not because they are a good Methodist, Baptist, Lutheran, or whatever denomination. The Bible tells us none of us are a good anything. Only God is good. Read More...

Scientology makes the news a lot because it has been embraced by many celebrities, especially Hollywood stars. So what is it all about? Is it a Christian religion? What do Scientologists believe? Read More...

Various Christian denominations differ about what the Bible says. This is acceptable . . . unless those doctrinal differences challenge the very heart of what it means to be a Christian. Read More...

Steps to Committing Your Life to Christ

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Acknowledge

that you have failed and have done wrong, against both God and others.

 

 

 

Commit

to following Christ and being in relationship with Him, and ask Him to lead you through the rest of your life.

Believe

that Christ came to set you free from sin. By dying on the cross, he suffered the penalty of sin on your behalf—the ultimate act of love.

 

Find

a good church and easy-to-read Bible.

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Next Steps Are Extremely Important

If you confess with your mouth “Jesus is Lord” and believe in your heartthat God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.Romans 10:9

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