March 26, 2017

Religious Pluralism?

By Bruce James

I am the way, the truth and the life; no one comes unto the Father but by me” (John14:6).

“Religious Pluralism” is the attitude of the day. Some might even call it the politically correct attitude toward religion. Basically, this kind of thinking is that all religions are equal; that every religion is as valid as any other and that every religion is a way to God.

Through the process of time and use, Religious Pluralism has become the “legitimate son” of what is called post-modernism, where there is no notion of absolute truth. To those thinking this way, truth is completely subjective, that is, left up to each individual. “You have your truth and I have my truth.” They may be in conflict or be opposites and even contradictory. That’s all right! They’re still both true because there is no single, absolute truth. It’s a way of inverting our values and the reason many have lost their spiritual equilibrium. “Woe to those who call evil good.”

Really now, how dumb do you have to be to believe that philosophy? If it’s hot, it’s not cold; if it’s up, it isn’t down; if it’s true, the opposite is false! If Jesus is “the Way” to God and you must go through him, then you can’t go to God through anyone else. If someone else is “Lord and Savior” then Jesus isn’t! If he is, nobody else is! Likewise, if an action, like adultery, is labeled “sin” by the Lord then it is sin to everyone, everywhere, all the time. You really don’t have to be a genius to figure all this out! When asked by Pilate, “What is truth?”, Jesus had already prayed the answer. “Sanctify them by Your truth; Your word is truth” (John17:17). “Let God be true, and every man a liar!”

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