Q. Do you think that Jesus and Christianity is the only “correct” religion?
Do you believe that everyone else is wrong?
A.This question is often asked by people who do not really understand why as a true Christian we do, and in fact must, believe that Jesus is the only way for salvation. I will refer you to a couple of articles related to this subject that I hope you will read. But before I do, let me give you three brief reasons why my answer to your question is “YES!”
- If Jesus is who He claims to be then He cannot lie. Jesus plainly stated in John 14:6, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no man comes to the Father except by Me.” You must ask yourself, “Is Jesus who He claimed to be?” This is a yes or no question! There cannot be any of that, “Well, I believe he was a good man, but not the Son of God.” It is impossible to be “a good man” and intentionally be a liar, deceiving millions of people. Jesus is either Lord, Liar, or Lunatic. I choose to believe He is Lord!
- I believe Jesus is who He claimed to be, the Son of God and God the Son. He alone is the incarnation of deity, and He alone has the ability to pay for my sin. It is sin that separates us from the Father, and there is nothing I can do to solve my sin problem without Jesus. There is no other person who has ever lived, or who will ever live, that can pay the debt of God’s declared punishment for sin and to die in my place, except God Himself through His Son. “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23).
- God’s Word clearly warns that “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death” (Proverbs 14:12). The Christian God is a holy God. He hates sin, but He loves His creation – mankind. Because of His love for us He devised a plan whereby He could judge sin, yet save the sinner. Jesus took our sin to the cross of Calvary. “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Corinthians 5:21). This is God’s plan, not man’s. All other religions are the “ways of men.” They may seem right to a person, but the end is the way of death! For more on this subject see, “Is Jesus Christ the Only Way” and “Salvation – Truth You Should Know” both found in the Articles section of this site. I would also recommend that you obtain the booklet, Not Sure about Jesus, found in the Publications section.