Ten Reasons Christianity is Far Superior to Any Other Religion

(Note from Timothy: Originally published August 5, 2010).

I was invited onto the Frankie Lax show last week and got to share Ten Reasons Why Christianity if Superior to any Other Religion. This all started when Frankie made the comment that Christianity was the best religion in the world on his show. I wanted to call in and give a few reasons why, but that was on a Wednesday night and I was on my way to evening services.

So I wrote these up. These are just the points without the notes. Taking them on the air was a blast and Frankie is a great guy. He tried to trip me up at the end of the show by asking my some of the hot-issue questions of Christianity: “was it real wine?” referring to John 2. “What about Harry Potter?” “Are you a five-point Calvinist?” Stuff like that.

Here are the 10 points:

1. Christianity is the only religion in which God reaches out to man. All other religions are attempts by man to reach up to God.

“Christianity is the only religion in which God reaches down to man by becoming a man. It is the doctrine of the incarnation which actually condemns all other religions because through the person and work of Jesus Christ, a way is actually forged for us by Christ to the Father.  When leaders of other religions shut the door on Christ by denying who He is, they shut the door of salvation. They are telling the Father that His provision of salvation through His Son is not good enough. In their pride and arrogance, they believe that they have a better way back to the Father, or to ethereal bliss. They are telling the Father they do not need His Son.”

2. Christianity is the only religion that fully deals with sin because of Christ’s atoning work on the Cross.

This is because Christ dealt with our sin on the cross, whereas, other religions require us to make our own atonement, which is impossible since our sin keeps us from doing anything pleasing to God.

Remember that God hates sinners and our wickedness (Psalm 5:5). The love that so many proclaim for the sinner, is falsely understood. It is not a love that accepts the sinner as they are, but seeks to slay them in the Spirit, so that we die to our sin, and live unto righteousness.

3. Christianity is the only religion that allows followers into the presence of the Father.

When a sinner believes in Christ for salvation, two things immediately happen. The first is that the sins of the sinner are imputed to the atoning work of Christ on the cross and completely paid for by His death and shed blood. Secondly, the sinner has the righteousness of Christ imputed to him, thereby he/she is seen by the Father in Christ’s perfect righteousness. This makes him/her acceptable to the Father, and brought into the presence of the Father via Christ’s righteousness.

4, Christianity is the only religion that offers its followers true assurance of salvation because our salvation is based upon Christ’s works, not our own.

This is self explanatory. Since our salvation is based on His perfect work and atonement, and through our faith in Him and His work, there is no need to fear losing our salvation if we are true believers.

5. Christianity is the only religion in which the Holy Spirit is promised to us, and dwells in us.

This means that the true Christian has the indwelling presence of God. This doesn’t mean we become gods, but His presence is with us, giving us the power to turn away from sin and temptation. In other religions, the ability to turn away from sin is impossible. While they may turn from a particular sin, sin still taints the turning away from that sin, especially in the pride that arises when they do so. Not so for the believer. When we turn from sin, via the power of the Spirit and the word of God, we know and realize that God gets all the glory. We are only doing what we were called to do.

6. Christianity is the only religion in the world where its leader is the judge of all mankind.

We are told in John 5 that Jesus has the power to give His life and take it up again, and given the authority to judge all mankind. Therefore, those in Christ will have Jesus as their Mediator instead of Judge. Those outside of Christ, will be found wanting and He will say, “Depart from me, for I never knew you.”

7. Christianity is the only religion in which our leader was raised from the dead.

If there is one aspect of any religion that sets Christianity above and over other religions, it is the resurrection of Jesus Christ. There is no greater claim made in any other religion or off-shoot of Christianity. The resurrection is so vital, that Paul said if it were not true, then Christians were to be most pitied among all men.

8. Christianity is the only religion in which death is truly conquered.

We know this because Christ arose again, and so too, will His followers on the Last Day.

9. Christianity is the only religion in which it’s leader was born of a virgin, lived a perfect life according to God’s Law, and fulfilled countless Old Testament prophecies.

This could actually be broken into three points, but will give this brief explanation: since He was born of a virgin, He was born sinless. Original sin was not passed from His mother to Him, since original sin is passed via sinful man. This set Him up to live the perfect life, whereas all other men, false prophets included, are handicapped before they even start. Jesus was not handicapped, and chose perfectly to follow God’s perfect will, fulfilling prophecies and the demands of the Law.

10. All the leaders of every other religion, need Christ as their Savior as well as their followers.

Most other religions do not even adhere to God’s required standard of acceptability. They completely ignore God’s standard, and come up with their own standards.

Why is this so? Simply put? It’s convenient for false prophets, which all the religious leaders are, to set standards that they are perceived to keep. If we create our own standards of righteousness, then we can pretend that we keep them. The problem is that even the standards of righteousness we invent, we do not keep. The Apostle Paul declares to us that those who judge others by a standard, break that same standard: Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge, for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things (Romans 2:1).  All religions are set up to judge those inside the religion as being acceptable, and those outside the religion as being unacceptable. Yet the very standards they set up for others they violate themselves.


BTW, Sasha wrote a piece charging 14 accusations against Christianity after this post was written. You can read my response to her post here.

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75 thoughts on “Ten Reasons Christianity is Far Superior to Any Other Religion

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  2. brad

    1. Christianity is the only religion in which God reaches out to man. All other religions are attempts by man to reach up to God….. thats because it ridiculous to believe to believe that a supreme being would reach out to a lesser being, do you reach out to ants?

    6.Christianity is the only religion in the world where its leader is the judge of all mankind…. every religions “leader” is the judge of mankind.

    7.Christianity is the only religion in which our leader was raised from the dead… i don’t have the time to go into all this detail so im just gonna call bull***t on this one.

    8.Christianity is the only religion in which death is truly conquered…. in Hinduism you are constantly reincarnated, and by our standards that is conquering death.

    9.Christianity is the only religion in which its leader was born of a virgin, lived a perfect life according to God’s Law, and fulfilled countless Old Testament prophecies…. again bull***t. there are several stories about Jesus being a dick to people and using his powers for wrong doing, the early church just decided that if the masses saw a flawed god then they would stray from their path.

    10.All the leaders of every other religion, need Christ as their Savior as well as their followers… this is more of a statement than reason as to why its better than all the others, and its also kind of arrogant

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    1. Brad,
      You are not very convincing in your rebuttal. I don’t count the word “bull***t” as an actual rebuttal. You need to give some evidence for your claims, especially the claims tha the early church made the decision it did in your response to number 9.

      AS for Christianity being arrogant, that is the prerogative of Christ. He is only arrogant if you think you are superior to Him. He was perfectly in line with the Father’s will throughout His ministry and was the perfect model of humility.

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      1. Brad

        i don’t believe i ever stated this as a rebuttal and your choice over the afore mentioned word depends solely on your perceptions toward and or of said word.

        I was not saying that Christ was arrogant i was saying that Christians and those who follow Christ come off as arrogant “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”– Mahatma Gandhi*

        as for my statement within number 9. the stories such as Jesus pushing a child off the roof of a building, or sawing off his fathers thumb are a part of the apocryphal texts which several writers and scholars have researched. case in point “The Jesus Dynasty: The Hidden History of Jesus, His Royal Family, and the … By James D. Tabor”*

        I have taken the liberty of citing my source if you would feel the need to look into them, and if you have any other questions id love to tell you all about your god.

        *(http://www.quotedb.com/quotes/1905)

        **(http://books.google.com/books?id=3rCyCH1iMgIC&pg=PA86&lpg=PA86&dq=jesus+pushing+child+off+roof&source=bl&ots=mJyx9HWwZ1&sig=GGOinhdqNPcQFsVkznXAeetlq-4&hl=en&ei=dyVCTd33KISglAeulLnmDw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBIQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=jesus%20pushing%20child%20off%20roof&f=false)

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  3. Brad,
    The word you used was your given reason for not accepting the resurrection. It was poor reasoning on your part. If all you can do is say something like that, then you have already lost the argument. It was also a bit of sarcasm on my part, sorry that you missed that.

    As for Christians being arrogant, that is your perception. We are stating the truth of Scripture as it presents itself. This is what Christ charges us to do. After all, we are stating our beliefs with conviction because we believe the truth of the Gospel. There is no way to present it without seeming arrogant. But the same can be said for you, as in “and if you have any other questions id love to tell you all about your god.” I love it when unbelievers try to tell me what it is that I believe. Don’t you think that is the height of arrogance?

    As for Gahndi, I’m not really concerned with what he said. Do Christians live up to the biblical expectations placed on us, or the rest of the world? We readily admit that we do not. That is the point of the gospel. All fall short of the glory of God. That is why Jesus came to die on the Cross. He lived the perfect life according to the Law, earning the righteousness of God, and then dealing with the sin of His people on the cross.

    As for the apocryphal writings, they are called apocryphal for a reason. They were never accepted as being Scriptural or from God, and come from the gnostics of the Second through Fourth Centuries. Notice, long after Christ had died and was raised again, did the writings come along. They were not written by the apostles, those sent by Christ to give us His word. The stories of Jesus cutting off his dad’s thumb are just made up by the gnostics.

    As for the “lost years” they were not lost. WE know what Christ was doing in those 30 years. He was growing in maturity until the beginning of his ministry (Luke 2:51-52). He was working as a carpenter with His earthly father, and living with His family. To say that He was doing anything else is idle speculation.

    unless you want me to portray my

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  4. Brad

    true my statement was arrogant, i had gone through a less than superior day and it may not have been the best idea to to write while in a unsatisfactory frame of mind. you do not state the “truth” of the scripture as its presented to you, you just state it as its been allowed to be presented to you. you were not there, you do not know for fact and that is what faith is all about.

    the apocryphal writings were not deemed non scriptural, before the bible was written there were only these stories, when they formed it they chose the ones they wanted to teach.

    yes Christ was spending his time growing in his ministry, the story where he cut off his fathers thumb is proof of that, after cutting off the thumb he reattached it, as well as helped Joseph stretch pieces of wood. it was through these events that Jesus learned what he should do with his great power, just like any human child.

    not everything in the bible is written by who it says it is, Luke may have been written by Luke but most likely it was written by someone else who dedicated it to said apostle.

    however i am not a “unbeliever” as you so eloquently put it, i just despise people who place their religion on a pedestal above all others.

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  5. Brad you wrote:

    “you do not state the “truth” of the scripture as its presented to you, you just state it as its been allowed to be presented to you. you were not there, you do not know for fact and that is what faith is all about.”

    Yes, if there was nothing more to Scripture than it being just an ancient book, then I might agree. But we are not left alone in our understanding of Scripture. Jesus said that when the Holy Spirit came, on Pentecost, “He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.”

    In other words, the Holy Spirit guides us in what is true and what is not true. This is how the church came to know which books of the Bible were to be included in the canon, and which ones were to be left out. We know the truth, because He testifies to our spirit that which is true and is not true. So yes, I do know that the events that took place in Scripture are true, for we have a witness to those events today. The Holy Spirit confirms that which is true to the body of Christ and confirms that which is false. This is how we can know that Jesus didn’t cut off his dad’s thumb, etc. Also given that those manuscripts were never seen as credible, were written by those who were not in the church, who denied that Jesus was both fully God and fully man, and were written long after the apostles died, making them non-authentic, we know those stories about Christ not to be true.

    Also, if you say that He did those things, then Jesus is a sinner and falls short of the glory of God. If that is the case, then there is no true Savior of the world and all is hopeless. But the Bible says otherwise.He was without sin, Hebrews 4:15, and was the perfect sacrifice.

    As for you despising those of us who trump Christianity, what does Jesus say about that? If you hate your brother, then you hate Him as well, because you are not keeping His commands. Even Jesus said that His way was the only way. So at what point are you a believer? What do you believe in? What do you base your beliefs upon?

    It sounds like you have chosen to listen to a lot liberal theologians who are trying to make Christianity compatible for those who are opposed to it because they don’t believe it themselves. The gospel is offensive itself, so to try and make it compatible, means that one doesn’t believe in the gospel or see it as necessary. If that is the case, then I truly doubt their salvation.

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  6. Brad

    trust me i have seen several liberal theologians who say their way is gods way and they couldn’t be more wrong, for instance i once had a children’s church leader tell me that dinosaur bones were a lie perpetuated by a joint effort between the government and Satan, also one preacher claims the world will end in 2012. i have seen several of these and their opinions have never held my sway, i feel what i feel because it is what i feel as the person that god created me to be.

    you’ve made your opinion clear on the matter of the selection of the books and as such i wont argue this anymore, however i have to doubt that the bible is a literal word for word translation, its filled with countless analogies, and hidden meanings, if it was cut and dry we would learn nothing in our time here, and god is undoubtedly a teacher. when men have spoken directly to god their have been side effects (when moses came off the mountain his skin was a pale bluish, i don’t know if you heard that but thats what i was taught in churches and in my religion classes) in most instances the word of god is given to us by an angel and angels are not perfect (case in point the fallen ones) it is possible that things can be misinterpreted.

    he may have been a sinner or not, but his status in that area does not and could never take away from who and what he is, its over dramatization to say that it would deem no hope for man kind. he was god but he was also man.

    while i was at a foursquare church camp there was a speaker who spoke of a few things, and although i didn’t agree with his views on suicide i did find one thing interesting. he said that in the early Aramaic copies of the new testament that the word used for son was also the word used for essence, implying that Jesus was not the son of god but the essence of god, a fraction of god if you will. so then Jesus would have been god in human form, and thus could have been tempted by sin as the devil tried it, however he overcame human nature and died for us.

    in my book disposition is not the same as hatred, disposition merely means that i disagree with them and don’t enjoy their company.

    i do not hate my brethren, and what i believe is the most basic of beliefs, There is one god, i belong to said god whether by my choice or its, i do not always know what it wants of me but i assume its in my best interest, there are rules either laid down by god or by those close to god. i may belong to god but i still have a mind of my own (just as a servant has a mind of their own despite their employ by a master).

    that is my most core belief, anything further is like taking a dog to a groomer to get the latest hairstyle, it looks nice, stirs up controversy and makes you feel accomplished but in the end the dog is still happy just being a dog.

    (just for reference, i did mean anything to be offensive, if it is taken as such i apologize ahead of time)

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      1. Hi Brad,
        I was a bit offended in your first post, but nothing major and I do forgive you.

        I haven’t had time to respond yet because you have said a lot and I wanted to think about it a bit before I responded, so don’t think I’m ignoring you.

        I won’t discuss end times stuff or the Satan in cahoots with the government since you seem to have pretty good idea what to do with those claims. 🙂

        One point you did mention is what the preacher said about Jesus being a part of God and the son = essence. I’m not sure that is correct on what he claimed. From my study of the Greek, it’s clear the texts uses the word for son when it claims He is the Son of Man, or the Son of God. We get His essence from like Colossians 1:18-20

        18 And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.
        19 For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, 20 and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.

        The idea of essence is that God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are of the same essence, all persons of the godhead, but equal in substance. The Son is not just a portion of God, but is fully God and fully man. Yes, hard to understand, but it seems to be what the Scripture tells us of Him.

        As for Him being a sinner, Jesus was not. The Bible states this over and over again. Again, He had to be perfect, sinless and righteous before God according to the Law in order to be an acceptable sacrifice. A blemished sacrifice was unacceptable. He was man so that He would represent us on the cross. He was fully God, which excludes His sinfulness, so that He could pay the eternal debt that we owe to the Triune God for our sin. Without His eternal value, then He would not have been able to pay the eternal debt.

        He also needed to be fully God in order to bear up under the eternal wrath of the Father, that was poured out on Him, on our behalf (hence the darkness when He was on the cross).

        More on this later, because i need to go pick up my son from school. But you might spend more time in the 66 books of the Bible, and drop the skepticism when it comes to His word (an assumption on my part — about the skepticism). Trust the first four words of the Bible (three in Hebrew)… “In the beginning God…”

        The necessity of God’s word is because we cannot know the living and true word apart from His word that He has given to us. This is His revelation to mankind, not man’s revelation to mankind.
        Hope this helps.

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  7. Brad

    i’m not worried your ignoring me, as for the preacher who said the idea of Jesus being a part of god rather than the son of god, i simply thought it was an interesting idea to bring up.

    and your right a blemish sacrifice would have been less useful than an unblemished.

    and i have read the books, although i tend to stick closer to proverbs.

    and i find it interesting that you brought up the first three words because in Hebrew when it says “Bereshith Bara Elohim” it uses elohim and elohim is plural. now i know several sites state that elohim is not plural, but i until last semester was pursuing a degree in theology, and one of my professors husband came in (hes Jewish by the way) and he stated yes it is plural.

    latter on the Jewish people made a statement of belief towards one deity and one alone, and in that statement they referred to god as Elohenu which is singular. now i’m not to start anything, i am just displaying information.

    When Judaism was young they had what was called the royal wei(think i spelled it right) some historians believe that the early Jews worshiped three gods, Baal, Asherah, and El

    others however view it as early Jews had god the father, god the mother, god the son, and god the daughter, they were not separate deities just different ways and perceptions of the same one.

    and some simply view it as saying that god and the angels crated the world.

    thank you for your advice i’ll be sure to let you know if it helps.

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    1. Hi Brad,
      That is interesting.
      I will tend to lean on the ultimate revelation, aka Jesus Christ in this regard, since He is the ultimate revelation of God (Hebrews 1:1-4). He gives us the proper view of God, the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
      Blessings

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  8. 1) Christianity is the only religion in which God takes the form of a human in a Real place, in Real History.
    2) Christianity is the only religion that could be falsified by presenting actual evidence against its central truth claim (the resurrection of Jesus).

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  9. arkenaten

    When christians are prepared to accept that Nazareth never existed during the time of the character of Jesus then it becomes glaringly apparent that he never existed either.
    Ergo, no Nazareth, no Jesus of Nazareth. He was a narrative construct.
    No more or no less than Mithra, for example.
    Perhaps you might like to study Bagatti?

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  10. 1. Christianity is the only religion where 1=3 and 3=1. Logic? Don’t think so.
    2. Christianity is the only religion where their god can be killed by human hands.
    3. Christianity is the only religion where your sin is automatically forgiven without effort.
    4.Christianity is the only religion where another person (oops sorry. GOD) takes the blame for everyone else’s sins.
    5. Christianity is the only religion where their prophets were drunkards, adulterous, and incestuous (Noah, David, Loot, respectively).
    6. Christianity is a religion where the people don’t even know their own scripture because it’s been altered thousands of times to fit their needs.
    7. Christianity is a religion where the people cherry-pick the parts they want to follow and conveniently disregard the rest. (Did you know that pork, wine, and wearing white for men are prohibited in the Bible? Oh and women have to cover their heads or else shave off their hair.)
    8 .Christianity is a religion where their god has to come in HUMAN FORM to mediate. Like he can’t do it from the heavens.
    9. Christianity is the only religion where there are two testaments that completely contradict each other.
    10. Christianity is a religion used to justify imperialism in the past.
    11. Christianity is a religion where women are property.
    12. Christianity is the only religion where unbaptized babies go to hell.
    13. Christianity is the only religion where they fool their children into being faithful through games, dancing, camps, and never actually really reading the scripture or letting them think for themselves. No intellectual approach whatsoever.
    14. And last but not least, Christianity is a flawed religion that is “perfected by faith.”

    I believe in the original words of the one true God and his book, not the current Bible that was written by man.

    So, there you go : )

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    1. Hi Sasha,
      Sounds like the voice of someone who has been hurt by the church.

      I will respond to your post with a new post. I hope you are willing to listen instead of just bash us and our beliefs. But I understand if your not.
      Blessings on You Sasha. May Christ heal the pain in your heart.

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      1. No, I wasn’t hurt by a church. I went to a Christian school until 5th grade and loved it. The people are amazing. Just because someone finds illogic in your faith, doesn’t mean they’ve been “hurt.” I’ve been hurt more trying to discover the religion I have now but through an intellectual approach and sincerity, I saw the beauty of it. Christianity doesn’t make sense whatsoever.

        I appreciate your kindness and I really wish more Christians were like you. Take care.

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    1. Depends… are you determining your truth based on logic, and your ability reason, or are you basing truth upon revelation from God? If we say we cannot believe something because it is not logical to our finite minds, then we are cutting ourselves off from the truth. God’s thoughts are not our thoughts. His ways are not our ways. So when we do come to the truth of Scripture, we must admit that we may not fully understand something. This does not mean the truth declared there is not true, but that we cannot understand it.

      If you will agree to this principle, I will continue in responding to your question.

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  12. To Sasha,
    You said in your last comment that Christianity doesn’t any sense. Well it does for the people who have accepted Jesus as their Saviour. Noah became drunk not because he wanted to but God had arrange it all. Ham was cursed by God for seeing his father’s nakedness. Ham’s generation was a sinful one and God did that for a reason,TO SHOW HIS POWER AND GLORY,especially during the times of Moses, Joshua, Ruth, Samson, David, Solomon, Asa, Jehoshaphat, Josiah, Elijah, Elisha, Esther, Jeremiah, Hezekiah, Ezekiel, Daniel,(Shadrach, Meshach, Abedenego), Joel, Habakkuk.

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    1. that’s your response to what she said dude? Not surprising this is the same thing I get whenever I quetion die hearted christians as to why they disregard the old testament and as to why if you all are true followers of god you ignore leviticus for e.g. and accept gays. Makes no sense to me and frankly I believe everyone was given a brain with the intellectual capacity to decipher both testaments and determine if the proceeding new testament contradicts or conforms to the teachings of its predecessor. Real christians don’t shy away from firmly answering a question and accuse someone of doubting god because he/she wants acomplete understanding. Come on. As I have learned when I used to attend both protestant and seventh day church, jesus was a jew. so how can the principles of christianity be the one and only way when jesus followed the principles of judaism??? If the answer is gonna be like this one above don’t even bother because thats just vague and 0% helpful to nothing

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  13. eric

    Timothy that was very good thank you, i understand your trying to argue with these people but it is for the most part futile they are to set in their incorrect views from what i read minus you these people are ****** retards 🙂 i know i am suppose to walk in love and not say that but that is the truth i know the same measure of judgement i use i will receiver but again im simply speaking truth, anyway thank you for that list

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    1. Hi Eric,
      I understand what you are saying. We need to preach and teach the truth regardless of whether or not they accept it. So some of what I write is for that purpose, but primarily, I write to encourage believers in their walk and ask them to think about their views in light of Scripture. I don’t expect to see people become converted through this ministry, but believers can be encouraged.
      Blessings

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  14. Great post

    1. Christianity is the only major religion you choose for yourself, you aren’t assigned to it through hereditary. (We raise our children to show them the gospel and pray they will embrace it for themselves but it is not- should not- be “forced” on them. Train them while they are lung and when they are old they will not depart from it. That’s the hope we hold onto or our children)
    2. Christianity is the only religion that turned religion on its head. all the other religions say you must work, do certain activities, and be a good person in order to enter Heaven, Nirvana, be reincarnated, etc. Jesus said Come to Me, have faith in Him, and he will change you through grace over time. (This is why a lot of young and immature Christians give a bad impression. It’s taking time, a series of tiny little decisions to leave our old animalistic self and embrace the Spirit in everything you do or say)
    3. Christianity is the only religious that has freedom in music to reach people where they are. Christian music is just as varied as secular music and most of contemporary music sounds just like secular music except with different words. Lots of reasons for that but it’s a beautiful thing to think about. We don’t have to change our style of music, because all music can glorify Him if we are praising Him in it.
    4. Christianity is the only religion whose God still lives. His tomb is empty. He was seen by hundreds and hundreds of people after He resurrected. Jewish scholars wrote about His resurrection. Over half of Jerusalem became Christian AFTER He died and resurrected.
    5. Christianity is the only religion where God became man to reveal His power and give people a way to come to Him without having to be perfect.
    6. Christianity is the only religion that has a Holy Spirit living inside of us directly connecting us to God. I know this to be true because I “tried” almost every other religion before I gave in to Gods calling. All other religions are empty, with a theoretical power you cannot speak too. God through Jesus is a person we can speak to who is still living. God through theHoly Spirit is the power to overcome, and enables us to trust Him and live without fear by staying sensitive to His leadings and following His Will. He will take you to places you never imagined for yourself when you give yourself up to Him and love Him with all your body mind and soul. That is the real”secret”: trusting Him more than you trust yourself. And much more exciting, because we are pretty mall minded compared to Him.

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  15. Great post

    1. Christianity is the only major religion you choose for yourself, you aren’t assigned to it through hereditary. (We raise our children to show them the gospel and pray they will embrace it for themselves but it is not- should not- be “forced” on them. Train them while they are young and when they are old they will not depart from it. That’s the hope we hold onto or our children)
    2. Christianity is the only religion that turned religion on its head. all the other religions say you must work, do certain activities, follow certain laws, be a good person in order to enter Heaven, Nirvana, be reincarnated, etc. Jesus said Come to Me, have faith in Him, and he will change you through grace over time. (This is why a lot of young and immature Christians give a bad impression. It’s taking time, a series of tiny little decisions to leave our old animalistic self and embrace the Spirit in everything you do or say. We are saved in an instant but changed over a lifetime.)
    3. Christianity is the only religion that has freedom in music to reach people where they are. Christian music is just as varied as secular music and most of contemporary music sounds just like secular music except with different words. Lots of reasons for that but it’s a beautiful thing to think about. We don’t have to change our style of music, because all music can glorify Him if we are praising Him in it.
    4. Christianity is the only religion whose God still lives. His tomb is empty. He was seen by hundreds and hundreds of people after He resurrected. Jewish scholars that weren’t Christian wrote about His resurrection after witnessing his death. Over half of Jerusalem became Christian AFTER He died and resurrected.
    5. Christianity is the only religion where God became man to reveal His power and give people a way to come to Him without having to be perfect. That way meant being killed the in most horrible public execution imaginable. Then being resurrected to show He was truly God, the only God that could defeat death.
    6. Christianity is the only religion that has a Holy Spirit living inside of us directly connecting us to God. I know this to be true because I “tried” almost every other religion before I gave in to Gods calling. All other religions are empty, with a theoretical power you cannot speak too. God through Jesus is a person we can speak too, who is still living. God through the Holy Spirit is the power to do all things. The Holy Spirit enables us to trust Him and live without fear by staying sensitive to His leadings and following His Will. He will take you to places you never imagined for yourself when you give yourself up to Him and love Him with all your body mind and soul. That is the real”secret”: trusting Him more than you trust yourself. And its much more exciting, because we are pretty mall minded compared to Him.

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    1. Oh and I know I’ve repeated a few of your points, I just expanded on them a bit. These are the things I remind myself of when I’m being attacked by unbelievers.

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  16. alex

    can anyone explain to me logically why christianity is the true religon…
    i mean i looked for scientific proofs and i have none and when i look in the quran i do can i get an explanation?

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    1. Hi Alex,
      I will try to answer you questions. You have a lot of good ones. I can’t answer to the Koran, but can answer some of the ones about the Bible.

      The basis for Christianity is part of the problem in dealing with sin. Since we all come from one set of parents, Adam and Eve, and since Adam sinned, we all sin and we see the effects of that. God placed Adam in the garden as our representative. He was given one command: not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. He did eat of it, and all of mankind fell with him since we are all descendants of Adam.

      God in His mercy, sent the Second Adam, Christ. Although the number of commands He had to obey were much greater, He did. Being the Second Adam, He is the representative of those who believe in Him for salvation. Since He was sinless and willingly laid down His life, those who believe have their sins imputed to Him, where He pays for them, and His righteousness, keeping all the Law perfectly, is imputed to those who believe making them acceptable to the Father. That is the gospel and central to Christianity.

      All other religions are works based. In other words, the adherents of those religions (and the cults of Christianity), are trying to earn their own goodness before God. But because of our sinfulness, and the amount of it, and the fact that we have sinned against an infinitely holy God, prevents us from ever being able to make our own atonement by works. Hence, the necessity of Christ. Without Christ, there is no salvation for anyone, no matter how good seem to be.This is why faith in Him is so vital for us.

      OK, that’s a start.

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  17. alex

    is it true in the christian religon that if a women has intercourse outside of marriage that the child and 10 generations after will be sent to hell?

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    1. Sydney

      From old testament that’s true. But! When Jesus came, He took away all our sins! Thats the good news, Alex! All we have to do is to repent( with all our heart), accept Jesus in our heart, and believe. And as much as possible sin no more. But since we are weak we always sin and we always fall short to the glory of God, we just need to call Jesus to help us to fill the gap between us and God:)

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  18. alex

    im pretty sure that if you look in luke in one of the verses?lines of that book it mentions something along the line of
    “if jesus has actually died then this religon is nothing”
    its not exactly like that but has the meaning to what written above

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    1. Sydney

      Jesus came to us as a form of man so he can save us from our sins, when he died(flesh) on the cross he took the sins of the world him. He made his life as a sacrificial lamb, without blemish because he is sinless.

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  19. alex

    and if jesus is the son of god then that means that god has parents… have you ever seen someone whith a child and no parents?
    and why did god have only one son… if god saw his son as such a good person why didnt he have more kids?

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    1. Sydney

      I hope you won’t mind if I will answer some of your questions, i noticed they are still unanswered. And I am hoping that maybe somehow i can help 🙂 No one can answer these questions, except God. We will all know the answer to this question when we face God in Heaven but take note, no one will see Him and still live, He said it in the old testament 🙂 Another thing, no one will come to God except through Jesus. He is our only way to Father, no million good deeds will make you go to heaven. Jesus is our only way. Just believe in him and accept him in your heart and as your savior. 🙂

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  20. alex

    No one born of a forbidden marriage nor any of their descendants may enter the assembly of the LORD, not even in the tenth generation.
    deuteronomy 23 2

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    1. Sydney

      No, Alex you wont suffer because of what your parents did. That is before Jesus came for us, that’s from old testament. We have this original sin from Adam and Eve(our original parents). But through baptism we will be born again (not physically ) spiritually! 🙂 And Jesus came not for righteous but for the SINNERS for their repentance. Just believe in Jesus, repent and you will be saved. Do you know that jews are God’s chosen people before Jesus came? 🙂 But because of Jesus Christ, he gave all of us( the non jews) the chance to be with God also. Isnt it great? 🙂

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  21. In the first (and last) place, Christianity is not a religion. Religion is humanity’s attempt to create a God more to their liking than the One they know perfectly well they are stuck with. The Bible uses the words “religion/religious” a total of seven times, always dismissively. (See James 1:26,27)

    Christianity is nothing more than acknowledging reality, bowing to the inevitable, simply – per that incomparable story from a Wycliffe Bible translator – to “throw oneself on the soft grass of His name.”
    _____________________

    Lo, all things fly thee, for thou fliest Me! 160
    Strange, piteous, futile thing!
    Wherefore should any set thee love apart?
    Seeing none but I makes much of naught’ (He said),
    ‘And human love needs human meriting:
    How hast thou merited— 165
    Of all man’s clotted clay the dingiest clot?
    Alack, thou knowest not
    How little worthy of any love thou art!
    Whom wilt thou find to love ignoble thee,
    Save Me, save only Me? 170
    All which I took from thee I did but take,
    Not for thy harms,
    But just that thou might’st seek it in My arms.
    All which thy child’s mistake
    Fancies as lost, I have stored for thee at home: 175
    Rise, clasp My hand, and come!’
    Halts by me that footfall:
    Is my gloom, after all,
    Shade of His hand, outstretched caressingly?
    ‘Ah, fondest, blindest, weakest, 180
    I am He Whom thou seekest!
    Thou drivest love from thee, who drivest Me.’

    -Francis Thompson, The Hound of Heaven

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  22. alex

    im undecided on my religion and have cut it down to Christianity and Islam
    i have read the Quran and every time i read it there’s nothing in it that can be written by a man who cannot read or write which by the way is one of his miracles the fact that he was illiterate and could only read the Quran
    but every year there seems to be a new testament of the bible written by man… who are men to edit the book of god?

    can a christian memorize the bible the way the people in that video do(watch it up to the 10th min)
    even if your argument is that they get beat with a stick to memorize then how did Yousef Estes memorize it, and remember he was once a devote christian like you….
    in all the videos i have watched i have seen Muslims convert Christianity but i have not once seen a shiekh(pries type figure of Islam) convert to Christianity the way a priest does…
    how can someones change his faith so fast that he claims to be so strong?
    if Jesus is god who at one point was a man why does it say in the bible

    “God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?” Numbers 23:19 http://biblehub.com/numbers/23-19.htm (thats were i got this line from)
    IF this is from the bible itself then what are Christians doing saying that Jesus is god?
    Jesus was a man and god in the bible and in the bible he is a man but not a god, how is that possible?

    Christianity is the only religion in which our leader was raised from the dead.
    that was your seventh point but doesn’t being raised from the dead show weakness? how can God be raised from the dead if he is our creator and our sustainer, who is more powerful than god himself to be raised from the dead????
    remember im not trying to bash Christianity, as i ask questions on various Muslim websites im simply trying to learn and id really appreciate it if you(Timothy) can respond as soon as possible

    mind any spelling mistakes please*

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    1. There is a lot to this one.

      First, there are no new writings of the New Testament, the canon is closed. There may be new translations since language is not static, the translations are not static either, but even in those translations, the original meaning of Scripture is not lost. The truth is still there. With the finding of more and more manuscripts, we do see that the older manuscripts are confirmed by the newer manuscripts.

      https://timothyjhammons.com/2012/06/06/new-greek-manuscripts-of-the-bible-found/

      Sorry, but i have no interest in watching the video. As for some who convert from Christianity to Islam, they were never true believers in the first place. A true Christian would never convert to Islam. There is no point. There is no salvation in Islam and a true Christian knows that. Christ is the only way of salvation, all other religions are works based, therefore fallible before God. So if the man you mentioned above, was a priest or whatever, converts to Islam, this shows us that the Spirit of God was not in Him in the first place.

      1 John 2:19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they have been of us, they would have continued with us; bu they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us.

      As for Numbers 23:19, that is true. At the time of revelation, God was not human. He is showing the people of Israel His truthfulness. But in the fulness of time, the Second Person of the Trinity became flesh and dwelt among us. He became man to represent us as the Second Adam, and redeem those who are His from the curse. The Father was still fully God, the Holy Spirit was still fully God and the Son was fully God in the flesh. God is One in essence, but three persons.

      Yes, Jesus showed the ultimate weakness in laying down on the cross. Islam sees this as a problem because their religion appeals to the flesh, not the spirit. This is why they seek to advance through the sword, as opposed to advance Christianity through preaching. Jesus submitted His will to the Father to show God’s wisdom, in that, in His weakness, God’s power was demonstrated and man’s biggest foes, sin and death, were conquered. Christ’s resurrection is a testimony to this victory. All still die, but only those in Christ will have hope in the future resurrection of all people. Those in Christ to everlasting righteousness, those outside of Christ (Islam et. al.), to everlasting destruction. God finds now favor in those who reject the Son. To reject the Son is to reject the Father and have no hope.

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    2. Sydney

      I hope you wont mind again 🙂 Jesus died(flesh) in the cross to take away the sins of the world, when Jesus died, our sins also died with him 🙂 Jesus is God, He is a part of God. He is begotten not made. We are all children of God, but the difference is Father made us. Dying in the cross is not a weakness! Thats how God loves us! Jesus died for us. That not weakness, that what you call unconditional love 🙂 nowadays, when someone died for other people you call him a hero right? Jesus is our Savior and our Hero 🙂

      in Islam, they commit suicidal ”terrorism” for their holy war in the name of Allah, but Christians dont do that in the name of God or Jesus. We VALUE life, Jesus died for us. Thats how important our life is. And sometimes, we can ask ourselves ”am I worth dying for?”. And looking at Jesus. Its a big YES.

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    3. E-Dog

      One is the sword and demands obedience to Kill and you are not free, the other is the heart and wants mercy, love and compassion , it has a God that knows His creation first hand.

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  23. alex

    One last thing i noticed was that in your(Timothy) very first point you mention how Christianity is the only religion that god reaches out to man
    i have two questions on this matter
    1. if this is true that why hasnt god reached out to me or people following other religons? are we just not important?
    2. Ive noticed that you’ve taken a liking to Iron Man 3 and lets assume that you like the actor Robert Downy Jr. if you love him so much and he is very aware of the many millions fans who like him why doesnt he send you mail thanking you for liking him. the reason is to him we are not that important and if we stop liking him we are replaceable and if we like him thats great.
    the samething with God. doesnt it make more sense that we have to approach God and not him having to come to us i mean there are 7 billion of us to determine who is better is by shows there love to god by coming to him more.
    who is god that he submits to us?

    remember this is for the sake of learning… if you can answer my questions really good than you got a new follower of christ

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    1. Alex,
      In answer to 1 here, He does reach out through the preaching of the gospel. We can safely assume that since you are having this discussion with me, and I’m an agent for Him, that He is now using me to reach you for the gospel. This is typically done through the preached word of God. This is His means to advance the gospel. But He uses men to proclaim these truths and His Spirit moves in the lost to bring them to Himself in faith.

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    2. Sydney

      ”if this is true that why hasnt god reached out to me or people following other religons? are we just not important?”

      God loves you Alex, all of us. He even gave us Jesus, His only begotten son, so we can all be saved. All you have to do is believe in Him. Jesus is our only way to God. Timothy already answered your question. God reached out to you through this website/Tim so you can hear His words.

      Read the bible, especially the new testament. You will be enlightened. 🙂

      Another thing, you are torn between Islam and Christianity? In my own opinion, ( im not making any argument) in Islam, they are killing people in the name of Allah, but in Christianity, Christ, our God, died for us. See the difference? Christians VALUE life but in Islam they have this HOLY war. 911 attack of world trade is an example of their holy war. And the Quoran, there are some inconsistencies like the creation of the world ( verse says different number of days of creatiob from another verse, search about it ). And who will you follow Jesus who is sinless or Muhammad who killed, had so many wives, he even marry a child!

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    3. Sydney

      I can’t understand your second question, maybe you want to ask if why God not just reveal Himself and talk to us directly whenever we are calling to Him? So we can all believe? 🙂 🙂 🙂
      He is talking to us. Through our conscience, through other people’s words. We just need to listen 🙂 Before Jesus came, God is talking directly to us, through prophets like Moses. He directly gave us what He wants, how to worship Him, how he wants us to live our lives. Then He stopped talking directly to us because He doesnt need to repeat His words always, right? 🙂 and then before Jesus ascend to heaven, He told his disciples and the people with Him to spread the word of God in all nations. Because again They dont need to repeat all the things they said before. they are all in the bible. 🙂 i really hope that you will become a Christian, Alex! I want you to be saved from the lake of fire 😦

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    1. Let me speed up your decision-making process. If you’d read the Bible as carefully as you say you’ve read the Q’ran, you would know that you can only “choose” God if He has first chosen you. And if He has chosen you, you can futz around, waste your life, be miserable—but sooner or later you WILL “choose” Him.

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      1. phoebehb

        And if you think you can outsmart Him, force Him to accept you by becoming the very model of a practicing Christian–spouting Scripture, in church every time the door is opened, teaching a Bible class, serving as elder or deacon or minister, universally hailed for your philanthropy and piety, etc., you’d best read Matthew 7:21-23.

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  24. alex

    and please if you are going to respond respond to the questions that i asked i specifically stated for straight forward answers so please stay to the topic at hand and again i appreciate your efforts but they would be more appreciated if you answered the questions read all my posts and answer each question thats what i want

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    1. Sydney

      Its been 4 months since I saw this, I really hope that its not too late 😦 I really hope you will be a Christian, Alex 🙂 And keep reading the bible or you can attend church 🙂
      when you ask God, believe and you will receive. and if you think you didnt get the answer you want, He has a BETTER plan for you! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 I will pray for you now Alex 🙂

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  25. phoebehb

    Why not consult the Bible for answers? Except maybe for the question re: why Robert Downey doesn’t send us mail thanking us for liking him, it answers every rational question you’ve asked, including this one:
    >”. if this is true that why hasnt god reached out to me or people following other religons? are we just not important?”<

    Might very well be. Read Romans 9. On the other hand, maybe He has reached out to you and you were so busy thinking up clever questions you didn't notice.

    Don't you have a Bible? Call the Gideons and they'll send you a free one.

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  26. alex

    ok fair enough maybe the robert downey jr wasnt the most rational question but how about all my other posts read those questions those are the main ones….
    thanks though and i look forward to your answers if you have the time read thoroughly through my posts and if you can answer them start from where i posted my first post and work your way to the bottom

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  27. Mister Mister

    The bible starts off illogically and unreliably and moves forward from there. All we are told about Adam & Eve’s offspring is that the first son was named Cain, the second son named Abel [Genesis 4:1-2 ], then after Abel’s murder, another son named Seth was “begotten when Adam was 130 years old.” After that, Adam “begot sons and daughters” [Genesis 5:3-4]. This same passage also tells us that Adam lived for 930 years [Genesis 5:5]. Therefore, according to Scripture, Adam and Eve’s family consisted of sons Cain, Abel and Seth, plus a minimum of two other sons and two daughters, giving a total of seven children. However, accepting that Adam, and likely Eve, lived for 930 years, seven children would be the minimum number, but does this seem reasonable? Adam & Eve sure must have had great health insurance because lifespan in those days of humanity was pretty damned short. How is anyone to believe any of this mess? Oh yeah… and dinosaurs and man are both just 6000 years old despite the fossil record showing stratification of fossils and layers that may is millions of years after dinosaurs. They actually created some oxymoronic theory and called it intelligent design when its anything but intelligent. Oh, and for the record Timmy, I am not angry with the church or hurt.

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    1. Sydney

      Science and mathematics cant prove everything, sometimes all you have to do is to believe 🙂 like how did the egyptians built the great pyramid? 🙂 with the help of aliens? 🙂 With the use of modern technology, still they cant replicate it and thats already man-made 🙂 How about emotions and ideas? The whole process about it? Why can we feel hatred, love, happy? Science cant explain it. How about dreaming? Human intelligence has its own limit. Sometimes you dont need explanations, all you have to do is just believe because well, it is true. Another thing the bible said that earth is circle, even though people those times believe that Earth is flat? Maybe they know because God told them? Maybe they really live that long, maybe because theres no pollution and they eat healthy during that time? Haha 🙂 Only God knows. We can’t explain everything, but with God NOTHING is impossible 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  28. From all your 10 points,no one is rigth.for god is neither a christain nor any other religion.we are soul created in the image of god,not in the image of religion.so my brother,which ever religion you fine yourself on this earth,is just to fufil the level

    Just as i have said before,it is very wrong to say your religion is the best.any persons that carries religion on his or her shoulder,does not realy know who god is.christ is just a conscourseness if you dont know,from now as you read this,try to do more resarch.all religions are good for one’s conscourseness.

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    1. Great. Another expert coming along telling us how wrong we all are. Thanks for the new invented word to make you sound as if you know more that we do. Of course, you are the elite, the only ones who have special knowledge, just like every other Gnostic heretic to come along the road for the past 2,000 years. Please go else where. You have nothing to offer. We know whom we have believed in, and we are persuaded that Christ alone is able to save those who are in Him. You… are on your own. Good luck with that.

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  29. Jake

    Question, i am a christian btw

    If lust is a sin, as is adultery
    Then anger is a sin, which leads to hate
    Jesus got angry
    Did he sin? Why or why not?

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    1. There is righteous anger. So anger is not always a sin. Ephesians not to sin in your anger, but it doesn’t say don’t get angry. Jesus’ anger was righteous indignation and the sinfulness of man, just as the Father is righteously indignate towards sin. Both have a right to be angry with fallen humanity. The beauty is that they don’t hold all in contempt and show some grace.

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