One of the most common beliefs today is that all religions lead to God. It's the thought that as long as a person is sincere in their faith they will, in time, find God. Here's the problem: sincerity is nice, but you can be sincerely wrong.
Jesus made the definitive statement, "I am lthe way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me" (John 14:6). Jesus could have said, "I amaway to God." Or "I amone of manyways to God. " Or even, "Try me. It might work out. " No, Jesus declared himself as the only way to God.
Peter emphatically preached this too. While speaking before a council, Peter declared, "And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
One of the greatest disservices we can do to the people in our sphere of influence is to confuse the topic of the way to God.
Don't all religions lead to God? Most certainly not.
Read John 14:1-14
Reflect: What are Thomas and Philip struggling with in this passage? Summarize this passage in your own words. What does this teach us about other world-views?
Respond: Jesus' claim is monumental. What is your response to it? How does this motivate you to share the good news of Jesus' Christ with the lost?