I am thankful for what God has revealed to me through Jesus Christ and His Holy Spirit. God's truth has resonated through my life and transformed me into a new person. I have been saved from myself and my sin through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, my Savior and Friend.
I do have a question. It seems as if the rest of the world's religions are focused on works. What I have to "do" to gain salvation. Is Christianity (the relationship with God gained through Jesus Christ) the only faith that requires us to totally rely on a stronger being outside of ourselves to gain salvation? I have found that to be true, and it has caused me to be more confident in my belief. For God showed me, through a series of life changing events, that I could not do it myself. I tried.......and failed miserably! I just do not see how one can justify a religion based fully on works.
If had to rely on myself to gain salvation I would be a hopeless cause.