Today’s blog post is brought to you by the message that says “all religions are the same and we’re all worshipping the same God, we just call Him different names”…
Yes!! There is only one God… In my book anyway!
Here’s the thing about Christianity… If you call yourself a Christian then your whole belief centers not around “inner peace” or a belief that there is a “higher being” or even stories of a man on a tiger picking up a river and so on and so forth. Christianity is the belief that Jesus Christ came to Earth to die for our sins! This is Christianity’s core belief and it is mine! I am a Christian and I am not ashamed to tell people they need Jesus! Everybody does!
If I felt ashamed to witness the love of Jesus to people and felt ashamed to tell them that’s the only way they can get to Heaven because He is our redemption for sin… I would think there’s a lack of faith on my part! If you truly believe this and truly know the love of Jesus and truly have that love in you then you would desire, with every fiber of your being, to keep people from going to hell. Again, this is the great commission! This is what Jesus told us to do!! And yes!… It is “selling out completely for Christ”. I’m good with that, how about you?
You have to take all the mess out of the equation. By that I mean the long hair, tattoos, scarf over hair, standing while reading the Word, not laying the Bible on the floor or by your feet, etc… Take out every silly argument there is and get to the core! Don’t even allow somebody to talk about the legalistic areas of every different denomination!! The basic, simple discussion should remain about Jesus Christ, our redemption for sin, and the great commission! It’s that simple! The other stuff is… Whatever! Keep your rules if you want to just know it may turn people away and quit frankly, I don’t remember Jesus worrying about those kinds of things! Paul discussed a lot of those things, but Jesus did not (correct me if I’m wrong).
In any case, I can assure you other religions do not believe what I’m talking to you about! If they did, they wouldn’t be another kind of religion… They would be Christian! Remember, the Bible says:
“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. (Matthew 7:13 NKJV)
By believing or convincing yourself that most, if not all religions actually do believe in the same God you are broadening the way for people and yourself! You are “walking the fence”, dabbling on both sides trying to appease everyone when you should only try to appease and live for the one who created you and sent his son to die for you! We humans are not God and we can’t make up the rules! It’s not our decision to say that all these other things are ok to believe. So, just go by what Jesus said!…
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. “If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.” (John 14:6, 7 NKJV)
This scripture not only tells us that believing in Jesus is the only way to love and truth, but also that He is God in the flesh! If someone says they believe in God but not in Jesus, they don’t believe in our God!
The Great Commission:
And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. (Mark 16:15 NKJV)