As Christians, we have to be able to answer the question: “Why Christianity, as oppose to any other religion or non-religious belief?”. For me, it is not a question of choosing a system of beliefs or a theology with which I feel comfortable – that would be putting the cart before the horse.
Christianity is first and foremost an evidence-based faith – the historical evidence points to the existence of a man, whom the Greek-speaking world named Jesus, who claimed to be the son of God, performed miracles, taught about God and heaven, and was raised from the dead precisely as he claimed he would be. The challenge is to construct a world-view that fits with these facts, which is the challenge that the writers of the New Testament and the early church took on.
However, there is a continual challenge that all of us who wish Christianity to retain that privileged status must face – in light of continuing developments in our understanding of scientific, historical and literary evidence we must continue to re-evaluate the evidence for our faith and, where necessary, adapt our theology to fit the facts rather than denying the facts to suit our theology.
The consequence of failure to engage with this challenge is that Christianity becomes just another religion ….