Monday, October 13, 2014

October 14, 2014

One of the common objections to Christianity is, "I believe all roads lead to Heaven but Christians claim there is only one way!"
Pastor Ray Pritchard, President of Keep Believing Ministries said, "Certainly we have all become aware of the spread of Islam in the last few years. I mention the changing face of America because the social culture we grew up with is rapidly disappearing. We have no choice but to learn how to get along in a nation where our neighbors follow religions vastly different from our own. As America changes, we face the danger of reducing the genuine religious differences to a kind of bland, lowest common denominator, “all religions are equal” approach. But when you hear people say, “All religions are equal,” you can be sure of two things:
    A) They don’t know what they are talking about, and

    B) They haven’t really studied anyone’s religion very closely.

Saying “all religions are equal” insults thoughtful followers of every religion. Talk to your Muslim friends for a while, and you’ll discover that their beliefs and our beliefs are radically different. But talk to a Buddhist, and you’ll discover that their beliefs are different from ours and from the Muslims. The same is true for followers of Judaism, Hinduism, and so on. It’s easy to say, “All roads lead to heaven” when you haven’t studied the map carefully. What we need is an accurate road map that tells us which road leads to heaven. Find that road and you will end up in the right place.
Some years ago the General Secretary of the World Council of Churches was asked to name the #1 theological issue facing Christians worldwide. His answer was unequivocal: “The uniqueness of Christ.” If Jesus is not unique, there is no gospel and we have no Good News to preach to the world".

Jesus said, "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, no one comes to the Father but by Me." John 14:6

I believe that there is only one way to Heaven and that is through believing in Jesus Christ for salvation from sin. I believe that because He says so!

While all of the leaders of the major religions, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism claim their faith is the only true faith and exclusive way to Heaven, Jesus boldly declares He is the only way to Heaven.

What sets Jesus and His claims apart from all the other great religions of the world is NOT what He said BUT what He accomplished!

He alone came as God in the flesh through the miracle of the virgin birth!

Christ alone, because of being born of a virgin and living a sinless life, was able to die on a cross to become the sacrifice for mankind's sins.

Only Jesus Christ, as the Son of God, was able to arise from death on the third day to conquer death for all who would believe in Him.

Jesus is not just the ONLY leader of a major religion Who came back from the dead! He is the only One Who predicted His death and His resurrection and then did what He predicted!

Not only did Jesus predict His death and resurrection, but all the significant events of His life were prophesied hundreds of years before He came and all 330+ of them happened just as they were predicted!

Jesus is what sets Christianity apart from all other religions!