By Karen Polich
Dumb things Christians say… “It does not matter what you believe as long as you are sincere.”
Many believe in our pluralistic society, that all roads lead back to God. Our culture is okay with “recognizing” God in multiple forms.
Religious tolerance does not mean something is true anymore than sincerity can make something true. – Michael M. Cook
In John 14:6, Jesus says, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” God takes sin seriously. Good people without clear content in their faith misunderstand the human condition of sin. Atonement of sin is necessary. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23 Christ brought the final atonement.
Truth cannot be sacrificed on the altar of tolerance. Some religions are false and we know them to be false. To deem all religions equally true is sheer nonsense for the simple reason that they radically contradict each other. – Ravi Zacharias, Author
Content matters. What we believe matters. It shapes who we are and ultimately where we will spend eternity. Listen to Pastor Michael M. Cook’s sermon series, Dumb Things Christians Say here. In the Believing podcast, you will hear the clear distinctions between Hinduism, Islam and Christianity.
Pastor Michael M. Cook boiled it down to one clear thing. Many belief systems focus on what a person has to “do” and who God is or isn’t. With Christianity, it is not about doing because it has already been “done” through the resurrection of Jesus Christ. God is the one true God who set in motion this plan of redemption.
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8