I spent the past week in three cities in India including Mysore, Bangalore and Kakinada. This nation of more than 1.2 billion people is set to become the largest populated nation in the world, bypassing China, by 2025. It is a highly religious nation with 80% Hindus, 15% Muslims, and 4% Christians. I met so many believers in Christ with a clear testimony of being delivered from religion to finding a true relationship with God through his son Jesus Christ.
Religion is based on man trying to find God by obeying certain rituals or religious systems. True Christianity is personally receiving the God who came to the human race 2000 years ago through his son Jesus Christ, who gave his life as the sacrifice for our sins. He brings us into a personal relationship with our creator. It is only though Jesus, our bridge from God our heavenly Father to us, that we can have eternal life. Jesus himself said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life, and no one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6) He is the only way.
This is truly Good News! Today is the day to receive Jesus and submit to His Lordship and experience His power in our personal lives (II Cor. 6:2). It still “blows me away” that our God wants to have a personal relationship with us, but He really does. Let’s share this Good News every opportunity we have. There are still billions on planet earth who need to know Jesus.