Religion vs. Christianity

Religion says conceal sin. Christianity says confess sin. (Proverbs 28:13)

Religion says I love God for what he does. Christianity says I love God for who he is. (Daniel 3:17-18)

Religion says God is indebted to me. Christianity says I am indebted to God. (Romans 11:35)

Religion says suffering happens to those who violate Gods plan. Christianity says suffering is part of Gods plan. (James 1:2-4)

Religion says better behavior rids us of our shame. Christianity says grace overcomes our shame. (Romans 6:14)

Religion says work gets you to God. Christianity says trust in the one who did the work for you. (Romans 4:25)

Religion says relevance is truth. Christianity says truth is relative. (John 17:17)

Religion says take off your dirty shoes before entering Gods house. Christianity says keep the shoes on. (Romans 5:8)

Religion boasts in morality. Christianity boasts in Christ. (Galatians 6:14)

Religion says flee from the unknown. Christianity says the unknown leads to faith. (2 Corinthians 5:7)

Religion is restrictive. Christianity is freeing. (Romans 6:18)

Religion produces duplicity. Christianity produces authenticity. (Proverbs 11:3)

Religion is boring. Christianity is exciting. (Revelation 21:4)

Religion builds pride. Christianity instills humility. (Philippians 2:5-8)

Religion says you’re strong when you’re strong. Christianity says you’re strong when you’re weak. (2 Corinthians 12:9-10)

Religion poisons the healthy. Christianity heals the sick. (Luke 5:31)

Religion says embrace comfort. Christianity says embrace discomfort. (Psalm 119:50)

Religion says you grow closer to God. Christianity says God draws you closer to Him. (Philippians 1:6)

Religion says we will be known by our morality. Christianity says we will be known by our love. (John 13:35)

Religion says the more you change, the closer you are to Christ. Christianity says the closer you are to Christ, the more you change. (Philippians 3:8-11)

Religion says run from Christ when you sin. Christianity says run to Christ when you sin. (Acts 3:19)

Religion says God is passive. Christianity says God is sovereign. (Ecclesiastes 3:14-15)

Religion says God needs you to serve. Christianity says God allows you to serve.  (Colossians 3:23-24)

Religion says Jesus was a cool concept. Christianity says Jesus is real. (Revelation 1:18)

Religion says read your bible to read it. Christianity says read your bible to know God. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

Religion says be a lone wolf. Christianity says be in community. (Romans 12:4-5)

Religion says church is an event. Christianity says church is a people. (Ephesians 2:19-22)

Religion seeks to know about God. Christianity seeks to know God. (John 17:3)

Religion is for the righteous. Christianity is for the sinner. (Romans 5:8)

7 thoughts on “Religion vs. Christianity

    1. Religion says we must earn our way to God. Religion focuses more on our works than on grace. That is why Christianity is so unique. It says we don’t have to earn our way to God because Jesus did that for us on the cross.

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      1. You wouldn’t say Christianity is a religion? Religion is a belief in a higher created being, namely God or a god. Christianity believes in God, which by definition means it is a religion. Are you talking about something more specific?

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    1. Christianity is technically a religion. Christianity is unique from all other religions. Other religions preach a gospel that works save you. Christianity preaches the gospel that grace alone saves us through Jesus Christ.

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      1. Yeah absolutely. Good article. I just saw 2 extremes. Christianity is definitely a religion, but it is different from all the others.

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