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Don’t all religions lead to God?

QUESTION: Don’t all religions lead to God?


Don't all religions lead to God? Before answering this question, a word of warning is in order. If you answer in the negative, you may well be ostracized for being narrow-minded and intolerant. That being said, it is incorrect and illogical to maintain that all religions lead to God.

First, when you begin to examine world religions such as Judaism, Hinduism, and Buddhism, you will immediately recognize that they directly contradict one another.

For example, Moses taught that there was only one God; Krishna believed in many Gods; and Buddha was agnostic. Logically, they can all be wrong but they can’t all be right.

Don’t all religions lead to God?
Furthermore, the road of religion leads steeply uphill, while the road of Christianity descends downward. Put another way, religion is fallen humanity’s attempt to reach up and become acceptable to God through what we do; Christianity, on the other hand, is based on what Christ has done. He lived the perfect life that we could never live and offers us his perfection as an absolutely free gift.

Don’t all religions lead to God?
Finally, Jesus taught that there was only one way to God. “I am the way and the truth and the life,” said Jesus, “No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).

Moreover, Jesus validated his claim through the immutable fact of his resurrection. The opinions of all other religious leaders are equally valid in that they are equally worthless. They died and are still dead.

Only Jesus had the power to lay down his life and to take it up again. Thus, his opinion is infinitely more valid than theirs.

Acts 4:12 says, "Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”

Copyright Christian Research Institute and Hank Hanegraaff. Used by permission.

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What do you think?
We have all sinned and deserve God’s judgment. God, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him. Jesus, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He died for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was buried, and rose from the dead according to the Bible. If you truly believe and trust this in your heart, receiving Jesus alone as your Savior, declaring, "Jesus is Lord," you will be saved from judgment and spend eternity with God in heaven.

What is your response?

Yes, I want to follow Jesus

I am a follower of Jesus

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