Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Sad Song to Sing

“All religions use different methods and different ways of approach. But they have the same end.” Dalai Lama

This is a quote from the Dalai Lama, the leader of the Buddhist religion. This statement stopped me in my reading of the news this morning with sheer sadness. That is a sad song to sing and to think, all religions have the same end. I wonder how many people around the world think this very thing. I used to believe in what you would call universalism. I believed as long as you believed in something it all meant the same and that all God were the same but just called something different. This is really not a new idea though. Throughout history there have been many religions who have no idea about god, but think that as long as they worship something they will be okay. Baal and then all the god’s in Athens. In fact in Acts 17 Paul found a statue to an unknown God.

The reality of things is that there is only one way and we must be able to loving tell the rest of the world that this universalism is a false thought and Jesus Christ is the only way to have a relationship with the creator of everything they love and know. Jesus said it Himself, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me (John 14:6).”

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