- Are all religions the same?
- Are all views of God the same? (Some religions have many gods, others only one).
- Are there any differences that really count?
- Surely don’t the gods of the different religions vary immensely?
What the Bible Says
In the Old Testament God taught Israel to be totally separate and distinct from the other nations who worshipped different gods. He also showed Israel what He was like to them
in a very special way. This was in order to teach them and the world that He was different from all other gods. He alone was the true, almighty, holy, powerful, just and loving God. He made it clear that he did not want Israel to get involved with other gods.
When Jesus Christ was on earth He declared,
“I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6).
“There is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).
Paul referred to those who preached “another Jesus whom we have not preached” (2
There is false teaching and a false message, which pretends to be the true. The Bible tells us that there is a heaven and a hell, and we can only come to God through the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Lord Jesus Christ Himself said,
“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it” (Matthew 7:13-14).
Christ is the only entrance to the narrow way. He has said to us,
“I am the way…”
He has also said to us that He is the door.
Salvation is not what we do… it is what Christ has DONE!
In the Word of God we are taught that we can do nothing whatsoever to contribute to our
own salvation, and must rely only and entirely, by faith, on what God has done in giving us His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to die for sinners and rise again. The broad way is the way men prefer because it is a way that offers them something they can contribute towards their own salvation, and makes them feel they are not so bad after all.
True Christianity is unique. It stands on its own as being completely different from all other faiths. All other religions, apart from true Christianity, tell men and women that they can work their way to heaven with a bit of help. This is not the message of the Bible. The Bible says,
“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast” (Eph. 2:8,9).
The Bible makes it clear that there is nothing we can do by way of works, to try and ‘get right’ with God. We must trust in the works of the Lord Jesus Christ – His life, death and resurrection – which He did on behalf of sinners: on behalf of all who will trust in Him.
False religion says, “Do this work and God will accept you.” True Christianity says, “Trust in all Jesus Christ has done – despair of ever saving yourself by your own efforts and look to Him to save you.” This is what the Bible teaches. Jesus Christ calls us to, ‘Come to
Him’ and receive the salvation which only He can give.
Have you come to Christ and found the forgiveness of sins?