Is Christianity a religion? What is religion? Chuck and Aaron discuss the similarities and differences between the religions and worldviews of the world and the religion of Christianity.
Christianity is seen by many as one of the world’s great religions, but is there a distinction between Christianity and the other world religions? What does it mean to be spiritual? Is it possible to be spiritual but not religious?
Chuck and Aaron discuss these questions, and talk about whether or not there are any differences between the spirituality and practice of Christianity and all the other religions.
There are many things that religions have in common with each other. All religions have an ethical system, systems which by and large are very similar in content, but the heart of every religion and worldview is the story they tell to make sense of the world. And Christianity’s distinctiveness – in contrast to all other religions – is that the God of Christianity serves his people; as opposed to all other worldviews and religions in which the adherents must act to serve the god or guiding principle.
In other words, religions insist that ethical demands demonstrate one’s faithfulness to the god or worldview followed, but in Christianity it is the creator God, in Jesus, who is faithful to his own ethical demands so that his followers can live with him.