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How Is Christianity Categorically Different from Every Other Religion?

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Matthew’s Genealogy Like You’ve Never Heard It Before

In this video performance from The Gospel Coalition’s ‘Songs of Hope’ Advent concert (which premiered Dec. 6, 2020), Poor Bishop Hooper performs their song “Christ”—a beautiful take on the genealogy of Jesus recorded in Matthew’s Gospel (1:1–17). The song is from Poor Bishop Hooper’s Advent project, Firstborn, which includes music, illustrations, videos, and writing—including a 48-page study on the lineage of Jesus. Why is the genealogy in Matthew’s Gospel important? Here’s what Tim Keller said in a 2016 interview with TGC: Matthew’s genealogy of Jesus does a lot of work. First, it roots Jesus in history. The gospel doesn’t begin...

In this video, Kevin DeYoung links Christianity’s uniqueness to its claims about the person and work of Jesus Christ.


It may sound simplistic, but what makes Christianity utterly unique among all the religions of the world is Jesus Christ. Other religions may have Jesus as an important teacher or a prophet, but only in the Bible, only with Christianity, do we have Jesus Christ as the long-awaited Messiah as fully human and fully divine as the second person of the Godhead––Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Everything rests or falls on the person of Jesus Christ, that he was born of the Virgin Mary, that he lived a perfect life, that he performed miracles, the nature of his teaching, and then, ultimately, that he died for our sins and, on the third day, rose again from the dead.

Did Jesus Christ, the Son of God, die for sins and rise again on the third day? How we answer that question is what makes Christianity unique.