Out with the old, in with the new

Only Jesus

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation;
The old has gone, the new has come!”
–2 Corinthians 5:17

          Sometimes an unbeliever will ask, “With so many different religions out there, how can you be sure Jesus is the only true way to God?”
          My answer, based on 2 Corinthians 5:17 is, “Because only the One who made me could re-make me.” No one else would have the authority or ability to do so. Other religions can only impose rules on a person in an attempt to control that person from the outside. But the Creator can be Lord of my heart, working to change me on the inside. All other religions are patently false, because they fail to provide their adherents with anything but rituals, practices, and ways to look holy. Jesus is the way to actually be holy.
          I know Jesus is the Lord, because He has made me something that I never could have been through my own effort: A new creation. Only Jesus can do that.

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