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The Christian Difference
by Rhonda Clark 
07/14/08
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The world is full of spirituality. Everyone believes in something bigger than himself or herself. Some view the earth as a perpetual motion machine that started with a couple of atoms slamming into each other. Others believe the “cosmos” rules our lives and our destinies. Then there are those who believe in a supreme being. This supreme being is viewed in many different ways. For some, this being does nothing more than play chess with our lives, but for others, this Supreme Being is their Savior and Lord. We call these people Christians, and I am one of them.

So, what makes Christians different from all the other people listed above? The answer is simple: Christians have better tools to solve their problems. Those tools are God, the Bible, and Christ.

God is not a being that sends wrath or goodness depending on our actions. He is a Being that takes an interest in our lives. He laughs when we laugh, cries when we cry, hurt when we hurt. He created us for His delight and so we will worship Him. In fact, He loves us so much that He gave us free will: the ability to choose what we want. Even when our dreams and wishes don’t measure up to what God knows we need, He allows us to follow our heart’s desire, even when it is detrimental. As heartbreaking as it is for Him to watch us destroy our lives, He unwillingly allows it. Next, God waits for our repentance as we hand over our broken lives back to Him. Lovingly, He restores us and shapes our lives for the better.

Since God is in Spirit form, the only tangible tool of his promises we have is the Bible, God’s undefiled and Holy Word. Spending sincere time in the Bible allows Christians to learn not only about God, but also about themselves. Even basic, common moral, ethical, and civil laws find their roots in Scripture. The Bible shows real-life applications on how to live a Godly life in a world full of sin. Christians take comfort in Biblical characters shown as humans, with warts and all. Specifically the Bible shows how these characters get into the predicaments that lead to their self-imposed separations from God, their repentances, and the full restorations of their Godly relationships. Another main component for Christians studying Scripture is the understanding of God’s will—purpose or path—for our lives. Bookstore shelves are gorged with title after title promising the road of self-fulfillment. Christians use the Bible as their primary source of finding this inner-peace.

The most important tool that God gives Christians is Jesus Christ—His Only Son. Jesus left a home in heaven to come and live on the corrupted earth. Condemned on unfounded charges, He died a humiliating death, one of a common criminal, on the cross. Christians mourn the demeaning way our Savior died, but we rejoice as we share how He overcame death, and rose on the third day. When Christ defeated death, He created a place in a heavenly eternity for every person. It is up to each individual to choose or reject this Ultimate Sacrifice. A sacrifice He didn’t have to make, but because of His love for us, He willingly walked that degrading, yet necessary path.

When I think about all the tools, or gifts, God has blessed Christians with, I stand in awe. Because out of all the beliefs in the world, none can boast a leader who has sacrificed as much, or more than Jesus Christ has. That, dear friend, is why Christians are different from everyone else.



If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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