“Jesus said to them, ‘If God were your Father, you would love Me and respect Me and welcome Me gladly, for I proceeded (came forth) from God [out of His very presence]. I did not even come on My own authority or of My own accord (as self-appointed); but He sent Me.’” – John 8:42
In a world were religious confusion is the norm, just how is one supposed to know what is right? There are so many different factions screaming that their way is the right way – Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Mormonism, Catholicism, Judaism; to name a few. With all the noise buzzing through our heads, how is one to know when they have truly found the “Way”?
There is a huge push for peaceful “coexistence” between all religions right now. On one hand it sounds very positive, you know, “live and let live”. But, underneath the surface is a dangerous ideology of ‘tolerance’ lurking around. The main goal? To keep people from focusing on Jesus as the ONLY Way whereby man may be saved.
Friends, loving people of all ‘faiths’ and beliefs is imperative as believers. We are called to show Christ’s love. In that, we can agree to peacefully coexist in love towards those with whom we disagree. However, love is not love at all if we fail to teach people Truth. Watching someone choose a path that we know will lead to their eternal destruction may be ‘tolerance’, but oftentimes ‘tolerance’ equals hate. Not all “gods” are the same as some would have you believe. There are NOT many names for the one true God. There is one God, the great I AM, and anyone who has found their way to relationship with Him will indeed worship the Son – Jesus. The mark of a true believer? The love, reverence, and worship of Jesus Christ. If you, at the very least, admit Jesus was a “good prophet”, there is no denying He spoke truth when He said, “If God were your Father, you would love Me.” Make no mistake, those who despise – or try to stifle – the name of Jesus do not belong to the one true God at all. How about you? Do you belong to Father God?