The world’s religions, with the exception of Christianity, tell you to find the answers you seek in knowing, feeling, or doing. What do I mean? The knowing religions say, master a set of ideas. Learn the keys that unlock the answers of the universe and you will unlock the answers to your life. The feeling religions teach you to engage in the mystical, enter into an experience of the mysticism of the universe and you will be changed. The doing religions teach you to do a list of practical things that will change you.
Jesus did not come to give us a new thought; though there is nothing more profound then knowing him. He did not come to give us a new experience; even though there is nothing more life changing than him. He did not come to give you a new list of things to do; though we are to be known by the things we do. Christianity is rooted in being attached to Jesus; abiding in Him. That is what John 1:4 means, “In him was life, and that life was the light of men” (1:4). Abiding in Jesus is life itself.