Saturday, October 17, 2009

Many Faiths?

There are many religions in the world today and a growing number of people seem to think that although we are referring to Him/Her by many different names and observing many different rituals, we are in fact all talking to one and the same benevolent God who joyfully loves and receives everyone regardless of their various paths of ascent.

This "many faiths - one god" idea is really somewhat of a misnomer because Christianity stands alone in the faith category. Every other religion under heaven subscribes to a code of conduct that adherents must obey in order to attain the end goal of their religion; only Christians attain salvation not by obedient observance but by FAITH in Jesus.

Then they asked him, "What must we do to do the works God requires?"
Jesus answered, "The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent."
(John 6:28-29)

If the whole world is under the impression that Christianity is the same type of works based religion as all the others I wonder what it is that Christians should do about it? Ideas?

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