CHRISTIANITY IS THE ONLY BELIEF SYSTEM THAT offers a remedy (a Saviour) outside of and completely independent of any human effort.
The Bible does not offer you a self-improvement plan to help you climb to higher levels which will enable you to experience God. Other belief systems place the onus on the individual to modify their lifestyle and to engage in spiritual rituals to achieve cleansing and peace.
Christianity is diametrically opposed to any such ideas of self-salvation. Ephesians 2:8-9 says words to this effect: “By grace you are saved through faith. It doesn’t come from yourself. It is the gift of God. It has nothing to do with your own efforts, so there will be no boasting.”
Christ became the Saviour or the Rescuer. He did not come into the world to be our helper. There is a huge difference between someone who ‘helps’ you and someone who ‘saves’ you.
The Bible teaches the human condition is so helpless, that nothing less than a Perfect Saviour could ever rescue us from our sins and their consequences. God provided such a Saviour! Romans 5:6 says: “For when we were yet without strength, (powerless to save ourselves) in due time, Christ died for the ungodly.”
We can not pay for salvation or earn ‘air miles’ to travel to heaven or accumulate merit points towards gaining eternal life. Christ absorbed the cost of our salvation completely. God now offers every person on this planet, regardless of who they are or what they have done, a free and full eternal salvation. This salvation is found in Jesus Christ alone. “Whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13)
Christ is available to you right now. Will you trust Him?