It is a popular idea today to say that “all paths lead to God.” You may be asking, “Aren’t all religions the same?”
The simple answer is, no.
Apply This Reasoning
Ask yourself a simple question. If you have a headache, should you go on chemotherapy and radiation treatments? Of course not. Unless you have cancer, such treatment would only do harm.
If you have acid indigestion, do you think that you should have a kidney removed? Absolutely NOT! Well, then why would you want to get “religion” to cure something that religion cannot cure at all?
You Have A Disease
The Bible says that our problem isn’t that we don’t have religion. It actually says that your problem is that you have sinned and that you are CURSED. Romans 3:23 (kjv) says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”
You fall short of the glory of God, so God cannot allow you into Heaven. You have sinned and all of your sin is a violation of God’s law. God is holy and you violate His holiness every time you sin.
So you have a “disease” called Sin. Can religion cure this disease? No.
What is the cure?
Nothing But The Blood
The Bible says that our sin has earned the penalty of DEATH. Romans 6:23 (kjv) explains, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
It also plainly says, “The soul that sinneth, it shall die.” (Ezekiel 18:20 kjv) So, the payment for sin is death.
That sounds pretty hopeless, but that is where Jesus comes into the picture and does something that no one else–no other religious figure–has done or ever could do. Jesus DIED in our place. He shed His blood and paid the death penalty on our behalf! “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8 kjv)
Now, if you want cancer to go into remission then you have to follow doctor’s orders, right? Well, the same is true with sin. If you want sin to go into remission, you must follow GOD’S orders. And God says that without, “without shedding of blood is no remission..” (Hebrews 9:22 kjv) Whose blood?
Through the blood of Jesus, God the Father, “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:” (Colossians 1:13-14 kjv)
What’s more, three days after being buried in a sealed tomb, He rose again! He proved He was God who had come in the flesh. He paid for sin and demonstrated His power over sin and death.
No Other Savior
The simple reason that all religions are not the same is because all other religions leave you to die in your sin! Muhammad died but he didn’t pay for anyone’s sin and he is still dead today. Buddha sought “enlightenment”, but left the question of sin unanswered in all of his religious teachings. The Hindu Vedas simply try to redefine “sin” and alleviate it by going into a state of denial that they call “higher consciousness”, but that is like standing before a Mack truck and thinking that it won’t hit you if you just THINK it won’t.
NEWS FLASH: You’re going to get run over!
Name the religion and think to yourself, “How does this religion take my sin guilt from me? How does this religion help me to know that I am right in the sight of a holy God?” The answer is simple. Apart from the full payment made by Jesus Christ, we have no hope of forgiveness of sin. If you die without Jesus, you die IN your sin and will be eternally separated from God and the place of eternal peace that He has prepared for you.
Don’t miss out by following religion. Follow Jesus to eternal life!