Is Christianity unique?

It is unique because of one vision: the “new creation” as in 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV) “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:[a] The old has gone, the new is here!”

This is the future “coming of the kingdom of God prophesied in:

Daniel 2:44
“In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which will never be destroyed, and that kingdom will not be left for another people; it will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, but it will itself endure forever.

Daniel 7:18
‘But the saints of the Highest One will receive the kingdom and possess the kingdom forever, for all ages to come.’

But before reaching this goal, let it be clear that God is the creator of all living and non-living. He created spirit-beings,i.e., angelic beings.

Then, in Genesis 1 and 2, after non-living things like the planets were created, the plant kingdom was created,; afterwards the animal kingdom, all following the law of Genetics to beget “after their own kind”. This, signifying his inclination to create his own kind

Thereafter, God said, “let (us) make man after (our) image”. N.B. No “us” nor “our” in the original Hebrew. Contextually, it says, let man be like me, the Creator YHVH.

What was being created was not a “human kingdom” nor adding to an angelic species, but a God-kingdom, meaning “like YHVH the Creator”,i.e., spirit beings much different and higher than angels(Heb. 2:1-18)as the future world will not be subject to angels again.

To be like YHVH is not “by works”, not by “our works”. Adam thought wrongly and acted on this assumption by “eating the fruit” and was driven off the Garden of Eden. He was not allowed to “eat the fruit from the tree of life” because he sinned. Adam was not the “man” to do this but the “man-Jesus”, as in 1 Timothy 2:5 – “For [there is] one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus”

Same was the fate of Nimrod who liked to “reach” on his own into God via Tower of Babel. Similarly, the successive kingdoms emanating from the “image of Nebuchadnezzar” (Dan 2) are gone and the 12 toes from this image will be destroyed as prophesied and taken over by the “stone” that field the whole earth(v-35).

However, the creation of this “God-kingdom” had to start with “an image”, i.e., a template, a temporary “mold”(Isa.64:8) to continue to work on until the “final product” is finished (Jer. 18:1-4). What the Creator God has started, He will finish. More importantly, though, is that, YHVH THE Creator, is the same person who incarnated to man-Jesus. He is the “same, yesterday, today and forever” (Heb. 13:8). He is the “Alpha and the Omega”(Rev.22:13), the “beginner and finisher” (Heb. 12:2) of our faith.

A template is a “temple” that God himself can “dwell into ” as he does not “dwell in temples made by (human) hands (Acts 7:48; 17:24).

The ” tent”, “tabernacle” ” 2 temples in Jerusalem were types of the “true temple” that God will eventually dwell into “by the Spirit”.

This Spirit, however, will not be sent until after the resurrection of the man-Jesus. His death was imputed to mankind as penalty for sin of Adam in Genesis, for remission of sins (Heb. 9:22; Matt.26:28).But we “are saved by his life”(Rom. 5:10), i.e., after Jesus’ resurrection, (when he is alive) would he be able to receive the Spirit (Jn. 16:7) and be sent to us for in-dwelling. This occurred in Pentecost and since then this Spirit has been getting into those called to be “firstfruits” for development into the “body of Christ”.

We are being “transformed” spiritually to have the “mind of Christ” (I Cor. 2:16; Phil. 2:5-11). And for those who are alive at the time of his second coming, their bodies will be changed from mortality to immortality. Those “firstfruits” who died, will be resurrected with spirit-bodies.

We will be in Christ, our Elder Brother and Head of the Church, and together be “higher than angelic-kind”, like man-Jesus as incarnate was lower than angels, but now higher than them.

The preceding makes Christianity unique with a foundational basis on the Rock, Jesus Christ. As a creator, Word in John 1:1, Jesus as YHVH created all. Now, he is creating his family, his “body”, a “new creation”, all under the Father but in the same “kingdom of God”.

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