God hates religion. ALL of it! What God DESIRES is relationship with His children. What he DEMANDS is that it happens through His Son, Jesus Christ. Only Jesus can save you from your sin nature. Krishna can’t. Buddha can’t, Mohammed can’t. Church can’t save you, the synagogue can’t, the mosque can’t, and the kingdom hall can’t.
Jesus threw down the gauntlet to religion when said THE statement in 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.
Every so-called religion has to deal with this seminal statement.
In order to understand the purpose of a thing, you have to get into the mind of the creator. If you own a Mercedes-Benz, you do not take it to the Chevy dealer for service. Only those trained in understanding the purpose of the thing can adequately service it. Similarly, one Mercedes-Benz cannot go to another and ask, “why is my check-engine light on?” So why do we turn to Oprah, Dr. Phil, et al to solve our problems?
God has given us His Word – it is a service manual for the broken man, a road map for the lost, a textbook for the unlearned, a book of law for the lawless but, most of all, it is a love letter from a Father to His children. I respect all cultures and I respect an individuals choice to believe what he wants. All so-called religions contain principles tantamount to a moral live but only one Book contains the path to salvation and eternal, abundant life.
There is but ONE WAY, that is Jesus, the SON OF THE LIVING GOD!!!
©2010 Derrick Day (www.derrickday.com)