Speaker: Rhordan Wicks
Question: Are all religions the same? Can all religions be equally true?
Short answer: No, not all religions are the same. Logically, not all religions can be true at the same time.
Now, more than ever, we have a buffet of choices of religions and spiritual beliefs. The peaceful co-existence of these choices side by side might give the appearance that no one choice is better. Yet, this is plainly at odds with the core beliefs of each major religion.
Do you know what the Bible has to say about this?
Arguably, there were more ‘gods’ and ‘goddesses’ in biblical times on ‘offer’ for people looking for a deity to worship. Many stories in the Old Testament surround some variant of a battle of ‘whose god is mightier’ (see the war between Elijah and the prophets of Baal in 1 Kings 18). The New Testament also refers to Greek gods of the day, which you might find familiar (see Zeus mentioned in Acts 14:12-14 and Artemis in Acts 19:26-28).
WHAT WILL YOU DO
Christianity’s exclusive claim is that everyone is invited to believe.
Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ – Matthew 22:37-39 (NIV)