John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
This is a very well known verse but I am not sure if we get its implications! It literally says that no one, absolutely no one, gets to the Father God except through Jesus Christ. This is what makes true Christianity such an offensive truth (religion as others would say!)
Either you believe that Jesus is the Son of God, that He came to earth, took on human flesh, died on a cross for your sins, was buried, rose again, lives forever more, and ascended to Heaven or you cannot and will not be saved or get to the Father. That means that any Christian religion that would have you venerate a virgin, pray to a saint, get prayers to God by any other way would be a lie!
That means that any other good religious leader, Buddha, Mohammed, Confucius, or nothing for the atheist simply are not good enough and will not get you to the Father.
All roads may lead to Rome but only one way leads to the Father. True Bible Christianity cannot live at peace with any other religion. Either He is the only way or He isn’t. That doesnâ€™t leave a lot of room for compromise.
We love our friends and want to be tolerant. We want to think that if they are sincere and believe their religion that they will be ok but they will not! Good people do not go to Heaven. Only people who see their need of a mediator named Jesus Christ can get to the Father. 1Timothy 2:5.
This places a great deal of responsibility on us to tell the truth. We cannot be quiet. We must warn people that Satan is providing any number of “acceptable” ways to be religious, to soothe the conscious, to feel good about yourself, but that Jesus is the only possible way to be saved.
I appreciate any sincere person but unless they sincerely put their faith in Jesus Christ and His finished work on the cross they are sincerely wrong and sincerely lost!