Monday, January 19, 2004

The trend in our world is toward "tolerance" and "acceptance." Of course this only applies to non-Christians. Christians are not to be "tolerated" or "accepted" because we hold the belief that Jesus is the only way to God.

We must remember that we believe that BECAUSE JESUS SAID IT in John 14:6. "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. NO MAN COMES TO THE FATHER BUT BY ME." (emphasis mine).

There is an erroneous belief circulating among people, and yes, sadly even among some "Christians," that Christians, Muslims, Buddhists and all other people pray to the same God. NOT!

The God of the Bible is the target of our prayers as Christians.
The all-powerful, all-knowing Creator of the universe.
The triune God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit as described in the Bible.

We shouldn't go around bashing, tearing down, or likewise speaking ill of other religions, but neither should we lend any credence to their belief system. It's theirs. We don't have to buy into it. So many of these other religions and cults use the Bible as a basis for their writings. However, they edit them to suit their needs. God warns us in the Bible not to do this.

Just remember the 'One Thing'

"Thou shall have no other God's before me." (Ex 20)