There are only two religions in the world, the one or the other, the wrong or the right. They are quite easy to tell apart. The one is based on man's works; the other is not of man's works. The one says to rely on yourself, find yourself, heal yourself, clean yourself. The other says your lost, incurable, filthy. The one says you've got time, it will all work out in the end; the other says seek help today, now. The one is a struggle, a constant effort; the other is a gift bringing peace, the product of grace and mercy. The one will make a few allowances, nobody is perfect; the other demands the sinless perfection that you can never provide yourself and—provides it for you.
The one or the other, the wrong or the right one, how to chose? The easy answer to that question is look in a mirror.
Proverbs 20:9 Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?
It is your decision, your choice. Are you righteous, holy, clean, pure? Contemplate just your thoughts over the last week. If your able to make yourself pure choose the one, if you are not so clean and pure and unable to get that way, choose the other.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
By grace are ye saved through faith, it is the gift of God, not of works, is a singular unique religion separate out of all the religions of the world. This where the contention arises. On the one hand, all those religions can come together without condemning each other, for they are all the same religion—works. On the other hand, you have a religion that condemns all the rest by grace through faith, a free gift without the efforts of man.
This response was taken from my study, “Introduction to Biblical Studies”