Jesus has become the guarantee of a better covenant.
Hebrews 7:22 NET
Aren’t all religions equal? And, some would ask, equally useless?
Those who think so believe that religion is nothing more than a human creation. And, in every case but one, they are right.
When God creates a religion, or, better, a system of faith, when he reveals truths that make up an entirety, when he fixes what man messed up through his sin, one does not have just any religion, but the means through which man must learn to relate to God.
In the book of Hebrews, written to Christians tempted to return to Judaism, a key word is “better.” Even above the Jewish religion, given to Israel by God as the system of sacrifice and of approaching the Creator, faith in Christ is superior, for it surpasses in every point the previous, to become the definitive, religion.
Then came man to mess up the gospel as well. He created diverse doctrines, substituted denominations for the church, put men above the Son of Man. But the gospel of Christ continues to be superior and the only legitimate religion. This one really is better.
God who revealed yourself to men in Jesus Christ, may I see in him the pure truth, the solution to my sins, the realization of all my hopes. Amen.
Translated from today’s Portuguese-language meditation, DEUS Conosco.