There has to be something about the name of Jesus to garner so many followers. There are so many different religions around the world, so why did you choose to believe in Jesus? It has been said by many that even though there are different types and people to follow all religions are basically the same. They all point us in the right direction or govern how we should live to get to a certain level of awareness in our lives. Do we all have the same religion? What is so important about Jesus that makes Him different? All the major religions of the world have someone to follow ie. Buddha, Muhammad. Again why do we choose to be a Christian?
While it is true there are many different religions in the world, Christians don't worship a religion we worship Jesus. Buddhism suggest a way to reach enlightenment, Hinduism searches for the ultimate truth and Islam suggest a worship to reach a path of greatest reward unto God. What sets a Christian apart from the rest is that; Jesus gave His life for what he believed in, He stated who He was, and He states the only way there is to get where all the other religions are trying to reach.
"Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12
And no other religion on earth can claim this;
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." John 14:6
Why would someone say that they are the only way to reach salvation? Isn't that errogant? Looking through the eyes of man it sounds extremely errogant. The Jews did not want Jesus dead because he healed the sick, cured the lame and rose people from the dead no they wanted Him to die because He proudly stated that He was God and He was the only way to reach salvation. Looking through the eyes of God however, a totally different experience is realized. Since God Himself appointed Jesus and directed this very path to occur, it was not errogancy but humility that took place.
"And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
Can you see now, God Himself took the form of a man. Let's put this in perspective, just think for the good of the entire slug population you would choose to become a slug knowing full well that at any time you could get stept on or all manner of things could happen to you but because you are comprised of love you humble yourself and give "your only son" so they may live. The God who created the heavens and the earth and everything that has ever existed to include being here before time was present, humbles Himself to a slug to save you.
The way, truth, and life that Hindus, buddist, Jews, Muslims and all other religions are looking for is Jesus. Clearly we need not look any further than Jesus Christ to take us into the next life and even grant us eternal salvation. What other religion can claim this? Remember the very reason the devil fell from heaven was his pride he wanted the praise which was being given to God. how then once on earth would he pursue getting the praises of God other than creating new platforms by which to rule the masses. As a Christian it is plain to see and identify all false religions as they came after Jesus.
So why as a Christian(one who is like Christ) do we become ashamed of the name of Jesus, the only name under the heavens by which one can be saved? Why do we hide our savior from the unbelieving generation instead of screaming it at the top of our lungs? Brothers and sisters know that the devil is always working to dilude the name of Jesus because it is the only name that holds ultimate power to destroy him. May God find you and keep you with the eternal grace of Jesus Christ!