Thursday, October 5, 2017

Won't All be Right and Forgiven in the End? Don’t All Religions and Religious Leaders.. Lead people to God in His Holy Heaven? Nope. Universalism is false.

Of course we’ll all stand before the one God (of Heaven) at the judgement, but only those forgiven in Christ will get into His heaven. If your heart is stamped, Catholic, Baptist, AA, or from some other cult or religion you will sadly not be welcomed into heaven (Some people in these different churches are born again--I won't judge)

God loves all religious leaders and people like He loves you, but if your heart is stamped "freely forgiven” in Christ ..cuz of his finished work on Calvary's Cross (to fully pay for our sins--cuz you know we’ve all blown it, "all fallen short") will be welcomed in. That's not my opinion. That's what God in the Bible teaches.  

You know how religious people have a history of impeding, of getting in people's way as they look for righteousness. They've been known to hinder people from entering God's Kingdom. The Gospel is so simple a child could understand, but sometimes back in the day, religious leaders would try to divert open-seekers to other things, and Jesus would rebuke them to their faces. 

Religions of the world, man, they contradict each other. “Universalism” is way off--it's false. Many religious people keep teaching this jive that goes against the teachings of Jesus and Scripture. Not all people will end up saved in the end (click here for the real Bible-Gospel). 

Can Christianity be faulted for unabashed arrogance in claiming to offer the only way to God? After all, don’t all religions lead to God? 
Think about it. 
DON’T ALL RELIGIONS LEAD TO GOD -- Tolerance vs. Truth
A number of people equate religious tolerance with religious truth. Many assume that all religions are basically the same and that all beliefs are therefore equally valid. They picture each religion as having identical faces hidden behind different masks.
DON’T ALL RELIGIONS LEAD TO GOD -- Contradictory Claims
Sound reasoning tells us, however, that all religions are not essentially the same merely because they contain some similarities. A brief survey of a few religions would quickly reveal that every single one of them has competing claims which contradict other religions. How, for example, can someone logically square the Hindu teaching that the universe is God, with the Muslim belief that Allah, the God of Islam, is distinct from the universe? Any honest investigator would have to admit that religions harbor irreconcilable differences, demonstrating that they cannot all possibly lead to the same God. Logically speaking, they can all be wrong, but they cannot all be right.
We, therefore, need to ask which religion points to the right God, and consider how certain its claims really are. Regarding these questions, Christianity towers above the religions of the world. For instance, while every religion would have man try to reach up to God, Christianity says that it’s God who reached down to man — that only through God’s grace and mercy, and never by mere human effort, can we ever hope to obtain God’s favor.
The Christ of the Bible, He is the only way in...  
He is ‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’ Salvation exists in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”When they saw the boldness of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and recognized that they had been with Jesus..  Acts 4:11-13
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.John 1:12-13   
Furthermore, the Lord Jesus, who declared this message, claimed to be God and backed His pronouncements with His own bodily resurrection. No other religious figure throughout history has ever justified any claim with such power and authority. And precisely because Jesus pointed to Himself as the only way to God does His message need to be heard by everyone, everywhere, regardless of their religious beliefs.
“Lord,” said Thomas, “we do not know where You are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. If you had known Me, you would know My Father as well.  John 14:5-7

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