How is Christian Theism Unique?

During a British conference on comparative religions, experts from around the world debated what, if any, belief was unique to the Christian faith. They began eliminating possibilities. Incarnation? Other religions had different versions of gods appearing in human form. Resurrection? Again, other religions had accounts of return from death (even though they cannot be documented like Jesus’ resurrection was). The debate went on for some time until C. S. Lewis wandered into the room. “What’s the rumpus about?” he asked, and heard in reply that his colleagues were discussing Christianity’s unique contribution among world religions. Lewis responded, “Oh, that’s easy. It’s grace.” The notion of God’s love coming to us free of charge, no strings attached, seems to go against every instinct of humanity (What’s So Amazing About Grace? 45).

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