But Dont All Religions Lead to God?: Navigating the Multi-Faith Maze by Michael GreenWeve all heard the rationale: It doesnt matter what you believe as long as youre sincere. Or All religions are pretty much the same. But are they the same? Does it matter which one you follow? In this insightful and compelling book, Michael Green invites readers into a relationship with Jesus Christ, the divine revelation and only pathway to the one true God.
In a conversational style geared toward nonbelievers, Green compares Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, and other religions to help spiritual seekers navigate the multi-faith maze. But Dont All Religions Lead to God? is an ideal reference and evangelism tool for churches and individual Christians as well. It offers scriptural references, looks at how divergent religious traditions view salvation and eternity, and answers difficult questions such as What about people who have never heard of Jesus? and How should Christians regard other religions?
In the midst of our pluralistic and tolerant culture, here is an important and convincing argument for faith in Jesus-the only great teacher whose death and resurrection provided grace, forgiveness, and an eternity in the presence of God.
But Don't All Religions Lead to God?: Navigating the Multi-Faith Maze
Yes, I want to follow Jesus. I am a follower of Jesus. I still have questions. Before answering this question, a word of warning is in order. If you answer in the negative, you may well be ostracized for being narrow-minded and intolerant.
All , Amy Orr-Ewing , Read. In twenty-first century Britain, we live in a context of spiritual longing. Many people are searching for that which will satisfy an inner craving for meaning and significance. The artist Damian Hirst who puts animals in Perspex boxes recently said this:. Nothing is important and everything is important.
We live in a context of spiritual longing. Many people are searching for that which will satisfy an inner craving for meaning and significance. As the artist Damian Hirst said:. Nothing is important and everything is important. I do not know why I am here but I am glad that I am. There is a dizzying array of options when it comes to religion, and the culture around us says that they are all equally valid. Jesus was a good man just like Buddha, Mohammed, and ourselves.
Navigating the Multi-Faith Maze
Before answering this question, a word of warning is in order: Anyone who answers in the negative may well be ostracized for being narrow-minded and intolerant. First, when you begin to examine world religions such as Judaism, Hinduism, and Buddhism, you will immediately recognize that they directly contradict one another. For example, Moses taught that there was only one God; Krishna believed in many gods; and Buddha was agnostic. Furthermore, the road of religion leads steeply uphill, while the road of Christianity descends downward. He lived the perfect life that we could never live and offers us his perfection as an absolutely free gift.
Recognising the confusion that exists, Michael Green, Senior Research Fellow at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, gives answers to some of the common misconceptions. He looks at the areas where people are often misinformed, considering where these ideas come from. There are clear, logical answers to help us correct the ideas that sincerity is what matters or that all religions are the same, leading to the same God. It is weighted towards pointing out how Christianity is different to other religions and this is tackled comprehensively. I enjoyed learning to focus the conversation on Jesus, rather than speaking to my friends only in abstract terms. There are only basic facts about other religions, but I think the book is written to tackle questions from a more secular enquirer who has only a smattering of knowledge about religion. Having read it I feel equipped to answer the questions addressed and what this book does, it does very well.