We have all heard that age old statement that all religions lead to the same God. But let me tell you that we have been lied to. We’ve been fooled and deceived by evil spiritual influence into believing, that is the truth in order to take our eyes off the one and true living God. All religions do not lead to the same God. Firstly they all contradict each other at the most critical point-Jesus Christ.
Judaism says that the Messiah has not come yet. Christianity says that the Messiah has come. Islam says that Jesus was not crucified. Christianity says Jesus was crucified. Hinduism says that God has been incarnate many times. Christianity says that the incarnation was unique and an unrepeatable event (Jesus Christ). Buddhism says that the world’s misery will not end until we do what is right. Christianity says because we are sinners we cannot do what is right and therefore, the world’s misery will only end when we believe what is right, because it is by Jesus’ Holy Spirit that our hearts are made new and righteous.
All religions are based on works, meaning what can we do to get near to God? Christianity is the only one that stands alone because it is not works related, it is by grace that we are saved and redeemed and not by our works. Ephesians 2:8-9-“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” In Christianity God is the one who did the work already-sending his Son Jesus to die on the cross for our sins. Jesus did the work he needed to do on the cross in order for us to get near to God-to bridge the gap between God and mankind. Ephesians 2:14- “For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation.”
No other religion proclaims such a savior and assures anyone salvation like Jesus does. John 14:6-Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. Acts 4:12-”Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” Romans 6:23-”For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Either Jesus is right, proclaiming who he say he is and will do what he says he’ll do or all the other religions are right. They all can’t be right because truth is truth and there can only be one truth and the cross is great evidence (biblically and archaeologically) of the redemptive truth.
Heaven is so absolutely holy that the only way we can enter it is by being stripped of our old sin nature and being made partakers of the divine new spiritual nature by God’s grace through Jesus Christ because our works will not do it. Galatians 2:16-“knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified.”
God is of the Spirit and so we need to be made of the Spirit and not live of the sinful flesh, in order to gain salvation. Salvation involves being purified and transformed into the likeness of God. Once again, it is by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ that we are changed and made right, not by our works. Ephesians 4:22-24-“that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man (old sinful nature-the flesh) which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man (new holy nature-spiritual rebirth-born again) which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.”
We all stand on the edge of eternity for we all have to pass from this life. Make the very clear and wise choice. Don’t be fooled and deceived any longer by the evil spiritual influence that’s surrounding this world. 2 Timothy 4:4-”and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.”
Satan’s deceptions may seem to be the truth but they are not what they seem. They are completely on the opposite end of the spectrum of what the Real Truth is, hence THE REAL TRUTH Revealed. His deceiving nature although convincing to the faithless and spiritually discerned, stands in bold contrast to the truth for which Christ stands.