What About Other Religions

What about other religions?

There are many religions in the world.  They do not all teach the same thing.  In fact, many of them contradict each other.  So, they can’t all be true and it cannot be said that each is a different path to God.  What are we to say about all those other religions compared to Christianity?  To get to the point, all other religions besides Christianity are false.  Consider this one fact.  Christianity is the only religion that doesn’t tell you that you are a good person.  It doesn’t tell you that if you do enough “good deeds”, then you will get to go to Heaven one day.  Christianity tells you that you are totally depraved.  Romans 3:10-12 says “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.  They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.”

If Jesus is who He said He was, God in flesh, then whatever He says is authoritative and true.  He said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).  Right there we see that any other way, according to Jesus, is not true.

Christianity bases its truth and its doctrine on the Word of God, the Bible.  In the Word of God, Jesus claims to be the only way.  Since He performed many miracles, raised people from the dead, commanded a storm to be still and it obeyed, healed diseases, and rose from the dead, then we are forced to face the reality of His words.  Is what He said true or not?  Either Jesus is a liar, a lunatic, or He is Lord.  No one else in history, except Jesus, has fulfilled detailed prophecies, performed many miracles before eyewitnesses, and risen from the dead.  Jesus is unique.  Name someone else who died for your sins.

Those of us who are Christians, have trusted what Christ has said.  We believe in what He said and did.  Like it or not, Jesus is the one who said He was the only way.  It is not the Christians who are being “narrow-minded.”  It is Jesus.  Therefore, to say that other religions can be true means that Jesus is false.  To say that there are other ways to God, also means that Jesus is false.  This is what it comes down to.  Either Jesus is who He said He is and what He said is true, or He is false.  This is the choice you must make:  To trust what He said, or reject His words.  1 John 5:11-12 says “And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.  He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.”  Our prayer is that if you have not already trusted Him, you will today!