We tend to think that it doesn’t matter what we believe–that if we all just believe our own thing, it will all turn out right in the end.
This is a lie–it absolutely does matter what we believe.
There can’t be multiple conflicting truths, or each would cease to be true. I can’t have been at the store last night at 6 p.m. and have been at home last night at 6 p.m. Both cannot be true.
The Bible makes it very clear that Jesus is the truth and that there’s only one way to Heaven–through Jesus Christ, God’s Son. John 14:6 says, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” Notice Jesus didn’t say He was one way out of many–He claimed to be the only way. And when God speaks, we’d better listen.
But aren’t all the worlds’ religions close? Are they really different?
When looking at the different religions, keep in mind that the best lies are those with elements of the truth. They all do have elements of the truth, but you’ll notice that every religion except for true Christianity is based on man’s efforts. Man has to do something, think something, or somehow earn his way to Heaven.
The Bible, however, teaches us that man cannot do anything to save himself–and that is why Jesus Christ, God’s Son, came and died in our place. It’s a message of God’s redemption, not one of man’s ability to earn his own way into God’s favor.
Note that many people have taught Christianity as a works-based religion, but this is not what the Bible actually teaches. I would encourage you to delve into its pages to see what it says for yourself.