MORE LIES THAT HINDER PEOPLE FROM SPENDING ETERNITY WITH GOD
LIE #3: JESUS IS JUST ONE WAY OF MANY PATHS TO HEAVEN
With this lie, goes the statement that Jesus was a good man, that he was a prophet, but he was not God come in the flesh.
Historical accounts from non-Christian sources show us that there was a man named Jesus, who did many wonderful things, and who was crucified. Josephus was a Jewish historian, who mentioned the life and death of this One named Jesus.
But the Question remains...Is He the Only Way to get to Heaven and is He God?
After all, there were other great men who had great teachings. Isn’t a person being kind of closed and narrow minded when they say that Jesus is the Only Way?
Mohammad taught about a god named “Allah”. Mohammad’s god was a god that is unapproachable. The Word of God tells us that if we draw near to God, He will draw near to us.
According to Mohammad, his god was revealed to him through the angel Gabriel. The God of the Bible was revealed personally to the patriarchs first...With Adam, He walked in the cool of the day and fellowshipped with him. With Noah, He instructed him in building the ark. With Abraham, He was called a friend. With Moses, He spoke freely to him, and to Israel He revealed Himself through a pillar of fire by night and a cloud by day. With the prophets He revealed His Will and continually pled with His people to turn back to Him. Isaiah saw Him in the temple, High and lifted up. Ezekiel had a vision of Him. John had a vision of Him.
The Koran itself states that Mohammad merely conversed with an angel about God.
The Bible warns us:
8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. Gal 1:8-9(KJV)
The Word of God tells us that although Jesus was in the form of God, He didn’t consider the fact of His equality as taking anything away from Who God Is, but He humbled (this word in the Greek implies emptying Himself of His divinity) Himself, and took upon Himself the form of a servant (not just a man...but a man of low position), and became obedient unto death, even the worst possible death He could have endured. (Phil 2:6-8)
Mohammad did not die for humanity. Mohammad led his people into wars and killed thousands of people who would not conform to his religion. Jesus came with a gospel of Peace, teaching that we must bless our enemies, that we must love our enemies.
The Word of God says “Thou shalt not murder” but how many times do we hear of car bombs that adherants to Muhammad’s religion have built and used to maim and kill thousands of people “In the Name of Allah”? The Bible says the Satan is a liar and a thief, who comes to kill, destroy and to steal. Jesus came to give Life, and that more abundantly.
In all fairness, I must acknowledge the fact that there have been those who have killed and destroyed in the Name of Jesus, as well. But the Catholics and the Protestants in Ireland, the Serbians in Kosovo, the Crusaders the Inqisitors, the Conquistadors, and the modern day “Christian militias” have all walked in sin and in error. Just because something is done in the Name of Christ, doesn’t make it right.
When Jesus comes the second time, He will come in judgement upon all those who have rejected Him and followed a lie. He doesn’t need His followers to destroy His enemies for Him. He is the Almighty who will destroy His enemies with His Word. For now, He is long-suffering toward mankind, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
What a terrible thing will it be for the so-called Christian who discovers that the cause for which he killed others in the Name of Jesus had been a lie from the father of lies, Satan. Eternity in Hell will be the sentance.
For the Muslim who killed people in the name of his god, there will be no excuse to him. The Word of God says that all liars, thieves, murderers, ubelievers, whoremongers, sorcerors and idolators shall have their part in the lake of fire. Any amount of killing people in the Name of the True and Living God, or some other god won’t change the fact that there will be eternal torment awaiting those who choose to believe a lie, rather than the Truth.
The Bible says “Woe to them who call good evil, and evil good.”
18 Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope: 19 That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it! 20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! 21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! 22 Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: 23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him! 24 Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel. Isa 5:18-24 (KJV)
The Lie says that Jesus is not Who the Bible says He is.
Jesus said “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No man can come to the Father, except through me.” I can share that Truth with all men, and if they receive it, then I gain a brother or sister, if not, I have no right to take their life or use some other means to force them to accept Jesus. Jesus is the Prince of Peace. He is the Light of the world.
There is no light in those who would kill others in the name of their religion.
Again, Mohammad did not die for the sins of the world...he couldn’t do that, because he was a mere man, who, like all of us, have sinned. Buddha didn’t die for us...he just taught a philosophical religion, and before his death insisted that men should not worship him. Through various exercises of self denial, Buddhists believe that one may attain to a “higher state of consciousness”.
Jesus is the Way to eternal Life, and we cannot achieve eternal life, or a higher state of consciousness through any amount of works on our part. The beauty of Jesus is that He comes into our lives and works His perfect Will through us, if we but submit to Him. The Hindu worships many gods, subjecting himself to a life of fear, and the need to appease the wrath of their gods...The pagan worships the created thing more than the Creator; and multitudes have died from starvation in India as cattle roamed freely on their streets, because of the fact that they worshipped the created thing more than the Creator.
And so the list goes on, as people resist the TRUTH that is in Jesus, and believe the many lies they are told.
But the Things of God are only revealed spiritually to the Born Again child of God who has yielded himself to the operation of the Holy Spirit of God in his or her life. Narrow minded, you may say? Jesus said the road that leads to Eternal Life is Narrow and the road that leads to destruction is Broad.
All people have a choice. A person has every right to choose to continue to lie, hate, cheat, steal and kill for any reason. If they make that choice, they choose eternity in Hell.
They also have a choice to turn away from that lifestyle, and become a true born again child of God. If they make that choice, they have the promise and assurance of eternal life.
Choose you this day whom you will serve. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.