My Musings – There once was a time, at least in the Western world, that people almost universally accepted that Christianity was the only true path to God, whether they took that path or not. Today, this is no longer universally accepted even within “Christian” circles. Outside Christian circles this premise is becoming more and more contemptible. These three “scenarios” (see below) are being played out like a shell game. But it’s anything but a game.
You’re Okay, I’m Not Okay – Your path to God looks like the right path to me and I’m on the wrong path.
You’re Okay, I’m Okay – Your path to God might be okay for you, but that doesn’t make my path wrong.
You’re Not Okay, Saying I’m Not Okay – Your insistence that you are on the right path to God and I am on the wrong path is arrogant, intolerant and hateful.
The reality is: that Christianity has always been the only true path to God or it never was. The reality is: that other paths to God have always existed or they do not exist now. The reality is: if other paths to God exist, then Christianity is not one of them – because Christ said He was the only path (John 14:6). The reality is: that it is up to us to decide what we believe (who we believe in). Some would have you believe that the reality is that there is no wrong answer here. The reality is: do you really want to bet your (eternal) life on it?
My Advice – Eternal security is not determined by the democratic process. The majority view is only right if it is right, not because most people believe it is right (or not). Stakes are too high to just go along with the crowd. Being politically correct is an insufficient justification in the life to come, one must be absolutely correct. You owe it to yourself to investigate these “truth claims” very carefully, then to choose wisely. The “pea” of truth is only under one of these shells.