When I saw this headline, I nearly punched a hole in my computer screen, especially when I saw that this particular brother had written this post, but then thank God I read the whole thing…PLEASE READ…Paul.
All religions really do lead to God
by Dan Phillips
Do all religions lead to God?
Up to a few weeks ago, I would have emphatically answered “No.” But now I’ve changed my mind.
The light flicked on as I listened to a really fine sermon preached by theologian Robert Reymond, titled “God’s Immeasurable Love.” Reymond made the shocking statement that all religions really do lead to God.
Reymond stressed Jesus’ exact words: “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Other religions will bring you to God. Shintoism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam — they’ll all eventually bring you to God. Mormonism, Christian Science, paganism, animism, and Roman Catholicism will bring you to God. Every practitioner of every religion created by man and/or demon will, by that religion, be brought to God.
But none of those religions will bring us to God as “Father“!
They will bring us to God as Judge. They would bring you and me, clothed in the unspeakably filthy rags of our human works (Isaiah 64:6), without excuse, hopeless, guilty and doomed (Ecclesiastes 12:14; Matthew 12:36; Acts 17:31; Romans 1:20, 32; 2:16; Revelation 20:11-15), falling continually and infinitely short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23).
The only way to God as Father is through the Lord Jesus Christ. Born again by the sovereign grace of God (John 1:12-13), adopted as sons of God through Christ (Ephesians 1:7), blessed with the spirit of adoption whereby we can cry out “Abba! Father” (Romans 8:15), which is the Spirit of God’s own Son sent into our hearts (Galatians 4:6).
All religions lead to God — for damning judgment.
Only through Jesus Christ can we approach God as Father.