What makes Jesus different from any other religious leader who has ever lived? I've been studying various religions, and I'm wondering what's unique about Jesus. — D.W.
By the time you read this, Easter will be only a few days away—and Easter vividly reminds us that Jesus wasn't like anyone else who ever lived.
Only Jesus died and then came back to life by the power of God, never to die again. The Bible says He "was declared with power to be the Son of God by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 1:4). You can visit the tombs of philosophers and religious teachers of every kind across the world—but you can't visit Jesus' tomb, because He rose from the dead and is now in heaven. Someday, He will return in glory to destroy all evil and rule in perfect justice.
Have you ever asked yourself why you're interested in the world's religions? I suspect it isn't just curiosity, but something more than that. I suspect instead that you are really searching for God. And I hope you won't get discouraged, but will persevere until you come to know Him.
And you can know Him—because He wants us to know Him! He wants us to know Him so much that He came down and walked on this earth in the person of Jesus. Do you want to know God? Look at Jesus, for He was God in human flesh. And when you do, you also will discover that God loves you. He loves you so much that Christ was willing to die for you so you could be reconciled to God. This Easter, open your heart and life to Jesus Christ. You will never be the same.