Focal Passage: Isaiah 44:6-11; John 14:5-7
A friend of mine lives in Macclesfield, N.C. My wife and I only recently moved to the area, and between the towns in this region there isn’t much. What’s interesting is that no matter where we go, it seems there is always a sign pointing toward Macclesfield. As they say, “All roads lead to Rome.” No, they lead to Macclesfield.
This is how many approach religion. For them, there is one destination but many paths. Therefore, we should learn to coexist in peace and harmony, without judgment. Those who hold to such a way of thinking fail to consider that the various paths being offered contradict one another on a fundamental level. Islam, Judaism and Christianity are monotheistic, but Hinduism is polytheistic. If all are different paths to the same destination, where I assume we would meet some higher power, which higher power is it? The one or the many? Do the monotheistic religions even espouse the same God? The Bible answers these questions for us.
No one comes to God the Father except through Jesus (John 6:44), and lest there be any doubt about the exclusive nature of salvation in Christ, there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved (Acts 4:12).
There is one road, not many. With this knowledge, we are called to go, not to persuade people that our faith is right and theirs is wrong, but rather to proclaim the Good News that the one true God has come to offer salvation to them that believe.