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Theological Pluralism
8/3/2012

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." John 14:6 (NKJV)

There is this thing called Theological Pluralism that is becoming big in America.  Theological pluralism believes “all Religions are equally true.”  It teaches that all paths lead to eternity with God, but we must understand that this has no biblical roots.

The different religions of the world do not agree that Jesus is the only way to God.  In fact each of them place their belief for salvation upon a person's “works.”  Both Buddhism and Hinduism believe these works are accomplished through their eightfold path to Nirvana, while Islam actually believes people are born good and the walk of the person is maintained by not falling into sin. The problem with this belief is Romans 3:9-18 clearly teaches; every person is overwhelmingly sinful in soul, in their speech, and in their actions.

…“There is none righteous, no, not one; Romans 3:10 (NKJV)

And then there are imposters of the Christian faith that have shot up like weeds in the last 200 years claiming to be followers of Jesus, and yet they deny His deity and place a greater emphasis on works rather than what He did upon the cross.  They claim they derive these beliefs from another book about Jesus, or a magazine written by modern day prophets of God.

Q:         So how does this Philosophical Pluralism affect us here in America as Christian men and women?

Philosophical Pluralism basically mandates Christians to refrain from publically disagreeing with anyone who may hold a different view.  Failure to do so will be viewed and targeted as divisive.  In essence there will come a time soon within our country where we will be persecuted for speaking or teaching about Jesus.  It is the same thing we see happening in the Book of Acts, where Peter and John are called before the Sanhedrin because they spoke of a different belief system than theirs—they spoke of Jesus.  We see this in Acts 4:18-20.

So they called them and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered and said to them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.” Acts 4:18-20 (NKJV)

It is an exciting and amazing time to be living as a follower of Jesus Christ in these last days.  We may very well be persecuted for speaking about the good news of the Gospel message, but this shouldn’t detour us from being the witness we have been called to be.  Jesus is the ONLY provision God has made for man to come to Him (John 14:6), and His is the only name by which we must be saved (Acts 4:12).

I want to encourage you to meditate upon these things today.  Let’s spread the good news with others today.  Let’s stand fast in the truth of God’s Word. 

STUDY QUESTION: According to John 14:6 how can we be saved?

PERSONAL INVENTORY: Are you prepared to stand fast in defending the Gospel message?

APPLICATION: Let’s always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks us a reason for the hope that is in us, with meekness and fear.

LET’S PRAY: Father, thank You for providing a way for us to come to You.  Thank You for giving us the truth of Your Word to guide and lead us.  Help us to be equipped to defend our beliefs when others persecute us.  In Jesus’ precious name, amen…

Be Blessed, Pastor Scott


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