August 20, 2019
  • 4:15 pm Religion Resources
  • 4:15 pm How Is the Eucharist the Center of Catholic Life? | Thomas Groome | 9.12.2011
  • 4:15 pm Why Are Millennials Leaving the Church? – Tim Conway
  • 4:15 pm When You Unmask a Covert Narcissist, RUN, But Quietly! Counterfeit Relationship. Narcissism Expert
  • 4:15 pm Equal Liberty of Conscience with Martha Nussbaum
Peace Devotions – World Religions

Have you ever wondered if there’s really
that big of a difference between the world religions? Sure they all have their
different customs, different holy days, different set of rules, but aren’t they
all trying to achieve the same thing? Some sort of higher state of being
whether in this life or the next? Aren’t they trying to do it in pretty
much the same way? “If you do your best, try your hardest, to follow our rules, our
commandments, then you’ll get there?” Well the Christian religion is very
different from all other religions. Not promising heaven to those who do well or
try their hardest, but rather giving heaven to us as a free gift. God in His
mercy and love decided that he himself would pay the price for our heaven, our
eternal life, and he does it through His Son Jesus Christ. The Bible passage today
is from Romans 6:23 where it says this: God gives eternal life, heaven, not as something we merit or
earn, but as a free gift. What a refreshing difference we see in
Christianity to see that Christianity is not all about what we do for God, but
rather what God has done for us through His Son Jesus Christ. Amen.

Otis Rodgers