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Don't all the major world religions point to the same God?

In an age of relativism, people want to think their view of right and wrong is as good as anyone else's, as long as it is sincere.

Let's take a look at just three of the major religions in the world:

  • Hinduism believes in many gods.
  • Islam insists there's only one god.
  • Buddhists are noncommittal about whether god exists at all.

Now we might sincerely want to ignore reality and maintain that all three religions can be right, though they clearly believe contradictory things. But logically, it just doesn't add up. If Islam is right, the other two must be wrong, or vice versa.

Jesus Himself said, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father except by Me."

Now this outrageous statement is either right or wrong.

If it is right, it categorically insists that no other religion provides a way of building a relationship with the True God. If it is wrong, Jesus was misguided and Christianity is irrelevant, even if we think some of what Jesus said was commendable. Now of course, it is important to respect other peoples' religions and beliefs, but it is no good trying to pretend that they are all equally valid. The facts just will not allow us to do that.

The greatest fundamental difference that separates Christianity from all other religions is the Bible's insistence that the only means of building a true relationship with God is through Jesus.