I am about to offend some people with this post. Sometimes, it just can’t be helped. It isn’t an offense over personal preferences or something mundane. I long ago gave up on trying to quarrel over such things. I recently had a friendly discussion with some folks regarding a TV show that I discovered (well after it was on the air and long gone) and found that I enjoyed. The discussion centered around a message portrayed in the show (and also a movie based on the story line), that basically it doesn’t matter what you believe as long as you “believe” it, whatever that is supposed to mean.
This idea appeared recently in an article about an “enlightened” decision for a new way to train people of differing faiths (Muslims, Christians and Jews) at United Methodist Church’s Claremont School of Theology. They claim this is possible because not all adherents of these faiths believe that “their faith is the only way to God.”
The more I think about this; the more I have come to the conclusion that this might be the most clever lie that Satan has ever concocted down through the history of mankind. There is only one Way to God and it isn’t open for discussion or debate. There is One who was bold enough to claim that He personally represented that very Way(John 14:6) and then proceeded to back up His claim by coming back from the grave. Perhaps someone would like to speculate further about why the early believers in Jerusalem were called people of The Way (Acts 9:2). This imagery was prominent in early Christianity and is thoroughly biblical in nature. Continue reading