I was taught Christianity is the only true religion on earth and non-believers will perish in hell! I have suppressed my questions and curiosity all these years not to be seen as an unbeliever or worst a backslider!. The truth is that, I am hungry for the knowledge about other religion and the honest-truth about how Christianity in totality! I know it was coined from the name Christ, but we all know that name is very common amongst a certain race now. The first time I came across the name JESUS CHRIST borne by a mere human, I was so surprised and wondered, did his parents not see any other name? And I pondered, whenever I end my prayer 'in Jesus name I pray.' Am I praying through this individual? Or when I say. 'I cover myself with the blood of Jesus Christ'. Am I referring to that particular individual? Well, that is not what, I am going to talk about today.
I love the monks way of living.
I believe in re-incarnation.
I like Astrology.
Which is ALL against the church teachings. I refused to say scriptures because the 3 wise men followed the stars to locate Christ.(Mattew 2:1-12) And John the Baptist was thought to the re-incarnation of Elijah(Mattew 11:13-14, John 1:19-21, Malachi 4:5, Luke 1:13-17, 2 kings1:8) and the earlier prophets lived a rigid lifestyle, shunning all materialism and mediate often.
My questions are; Is Christianity the only true religion?
Don't other religions get revelations and see visions?
Don't God manifest Himself to them as He wishes?
Don't our creator perform miracles in other religions?
I ask all these questions because, GOD himself said I will judge your motive behind every actions (proverbs 21:2) and John in revelation said, he saw a multitude of people of diverse race and tongues in the presence of the throne awaiting judgement (Revelation 7:9). Even the chosen race, do not believe in Christianity! Does that mean, GOD is no longer with them since HE made an everlasting covenant with Abraham? (Genesis 17). Please, don't reply with the power of darkness answer ... that demons give these other religions false revelations, visions and miracles! Because if you do, there are many instances in Christendom where many revelations, visions and miracles were all lies!
Many Nigerians back home will always wonder why do Christians who left for abroad always change ... some become atheists, some lukewarm, some very liberal, some non-believers of all the 'paparazzi' in our churches. It is for the simple reason that, living abroad will test your faith often ... when you see and hear things that have been accepted as the norm even within the church all in the name of settling down, you will be weak! Who I am to judge? I have not walked in their shoes nor do I know their story!
As much as I want to believe Christianity is the one and only true religion ... I can't!
That is it! I said it! A monk once said:
God is not a Christian.
God is not a Jew.
God is not a Muslim.
God is not a Buddhist.
God is LOVE!
Love thy neighbour as thyself!(Do unto others as you want them to do to you!)
Worship thy LORD thy GOD with all thine heart and in truth!
These are the 2 greatest commandments Christ said to his disciples when they asked Him. (Mattew 22: 36-40) DO WE, AS CHRISTIANS ADHERED TO THESE? Then how can we say Christianity is the true and only religion recognized by GOD? Can we say the hand is more important than the leg? (1 Corinthians 12:15) Or the eyes more important than the ears? Or the tongue more important than the teeth? Did GOD not create all the parts to function differently but ONE BODY?
p.s I will open the comment section for this post, to learn and gain knowledge from you all. Thank you. Happy new month...7th month ... GOD'S perfect number!
p.s.s, I just got notified that the comment section is not showing ... checked my settings, it is activated, but I don't know why it is not enabled on this post ... no problemo .. you can send me a mail if you wish to firstname.lastname@example.org ... Appreciate.