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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Who You Gonna Believe?

One of the mistakes that human beings make is believing that there is one way to God. There are many paths to what you call God.”
Oprah Winfrey

I Am the Way, the Truth and The Life. No one comes to God except through Me.”

The answer to the question, “Who was right, Oprah or Jesus?” is not in the same category of questions as, “What is the most pleasing thing in life?” or “How would you describe the perfect holiday?” If we're talking about a Creator God, then the answer to the question of His existence is of the same order as the answer to the question, What is 2 + 2? The answer will either be right or it will be wrong. Period!

. If God has revealed Himself to us, and Jesus said that He has, and
. If God has provided a path that is intended to lead us to Him, and again Jesus said that He has, and
. If our very salvation depends on us following the path that has been laid out for us by Creator God, and Jesus said that it does,
. Then other paths or alternate paths can only lead us away from Creator God, and not to Creator God.

We can’t logically, as many try to do, pick and choose from a combination of religions, or choose no religion, and then decide that our newly invented belief system is true, simply because we would like it to be true. If there is such as thing as truth, and Jesus said that He and His Word are the Truth, then:
You can’t have thousands of god’s (Hinduism) and only one God (Christianity). You can’t have Jesus as Lord (Christianity), and yourself as lord (New Age). 
You can’t have an eternal, personal, loving, just, merciful, patient God (Christianity) and eternal nothingness (Buddhism). 
You can’t have God as Creator, separate from His creation, yet intimately involved and active in His creation (Christianity) and god is the same as creation, uninvolved and passive (Native Religion / Pantheism). 

God cannot exist (Christianity), and not exist (atheism) at the same time.

A decision must be made, and according to Jesus there are eternal consequences to how we answer His question of “Who do you say that I Am?” Jesus may be many things to many people but one thing He isn’t. Jesus is not just ‘sort of important.’ What you do with Jesus is the most important decision that you will ever make.

Are you going to believe what Jesus says about Himself and salvation, or
Are you going to believe what Oprah says about Jesus and salvation?

Either Jesus is correct or Oprah is correct. It can’t be both.

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