And besides Me there is no saviour. – Isaiah 43.11
From the beginning of human history we know that man has sensed his need salvation. Man may not have known the details – but he has known that man needs to have a relationship with God because we all know that we are not perfect. Man always has wanted a chance at life after death.
Religion tends to focus on this need for deliverance. Religion is always based on providing our own salvation. Usually religion is a bunch of dos and don’ts and it is based on what we can do to get rid of our sins. All these are attempts to do something to make God, or someone’s perception of Him, let us into heaven.
But because our sin debt is so serious there is no other salvation than in Christ. There is only one Saviour and that is the Messiah that the Jews were looking for and who we have seen in Jesus Christ.
A lot of folks blame religion for all the evils in the world. I wouldn’t go that far, but man made religion does cause problems. Religion apart from Christ is worthless at best and destructive at worst.
There is no other salvation than that which is found in Christ.