People seem to think that so many religions today are much the same. You worship God and have such and such ways of getting to heaven. People think that if your religion does nothing wrong and that if you love others and be a 'good person' all your life, you will find yourself in clouds when you die and singing with the angles. BUT I do not believe that. Some of you may be offended by what I say but I have the living power of Jesus in me and I must speak out and do what I know to be right.
If you want religion than Islam and Buddhism are great. They will give you set rules that you must meet, they will give you guide-lines about how you 'carry out' your religion. It is there before you. But that is where Christianity is completely different. It doesn't work as a 'religion' it is not good for a 'religion' and all that goes with a 'religion'. Christianity is a relationship. And relationships take time, they take commitment, they take listening and answering, they take caring and loving, they take sharing and friendship. That is what Jesus should be to a Christian, and that is what we try to be back to Jesus. Knowing Jesus isn't about knowing what is wrong and right, it is about knowing a living person who cares so much for you and is thinking of you constantly!
I have a friend who is very intelligent, she says she believes in God, she also believes in certain types of evolution, she also believes in other things that I don't know much about. But you see the point is that you can't have your finger in every pie. My friend has created theories and collected ideas until she has almost come up with her own complicated knowledge of what she thinks God is, of what she thinks life is all about. But Christianity is so simple that really smart people often miss it! They ponder and wonder and delve further over more and more things until their brain is swamped with meanings that they tell themselves they really do believe in.
My faith is simple- I live for Jesus. He came to earth 2,000 years ago from heaven, to die and take away my sins and all the sins of this world. Now he is Alive and defeated death! He gave me his spirit and is therefore always with me. I am a sinner and don't deserve any of it- but He gives it anyway because He is Love. And when I die I shall meet him in all his glory. Why? Because I believe he is the one and only son of God! You say 'but how can that be possible?' I tell you it takes more faith to be believe that we came from apes than what I just wrote out.
Where did the apes come from? Where did the fish come from? Where did the sea come from? What was that? Rocks? Humans came from rocks? Really???
If you really think the Bible so much like other religious books, than why not find out a little more about Jesus. Why not study the Bible back to front and find out who Jesus really is for yourself?
God Bless you all on your search in this life. I only pray that you will find him. And that one day we can rejoice together in Heaven! Praise God forever and ever, who Was and Is and Is to Come Amen!