John 14:27 (CSB) 27 “Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Don’t let your heart be troubled or fearful.
I find it funny when I drive, there is bumper stickers that say “co-exist” and they have all the main world religions listed on it. It seems like we are all stupid and really can’t get it right and need someone else “on the outside” to say “Hey you religious people, can’t you all just get along?!!” In that question, in the very way it’s said, the very spirit is a proud, arrogant and evil intention involved.
Here is why I say that.
Jesus claims to be the only Savior and Son of God. Other religious all claim their own path. Now, if we are serious about what is true and what is false, we have to compare all these messages and see if they are even compatible. And what do we find. They are not compatible and therefore, not *all* true. It would be a lie to say so.
So having said that..to make a bold statement to all the world religious about “Hey you all just simply co-exists” is really saying this…”Hey, I don’t care what you all preach just stop your differences and come together”. If you believe that then you are calling Jesus Christ a liar and you are a false teacher yourself. You only claim a self-claim that your way is the right way. And if you say that Jesus is the way, but just a man or one way, then why would someone even believe you? Are you a man too?
You see it’s a self-hypocritical statement to say “co-exist” on a car bumper sticker. And it’s a hypocritical statement to say “co-exist” If that example is not clear enough then how about this one?
Do not cross the street if you see a red light?
Now, you have a choice to make
Choice 1 is “Do not cross the street”
Choice 2 is “Cross the street”
Now you have someone say “hey just do whatever you want”
So instead of taking the good wisdom of not crossing the street on the red light, you just make up your own rules. So you say, “ill just do whatever I want”
That is not good or true. There is only one way, there is not many ways. You have to choose one and submit to it. You make a choice and then you submit to it.
It’s like that with everyone, you make a choice then you commit to it.
Now the real question arises? Who will you follow? Who will you submit to? Who will you commit to?
You have the vast beauty of the world, you know there is someone who made it that way.
You have a sense of justice. When someone does something wrong to you. You want justice. Well, who put that sense of justice in you? You have a God-given conscience and it was given as a tool to guide you. You have good voices who speak to you and. You have bad voices that speak to you. You have to make a choice.
You have three choices.
- You can seek God, the true God
- You can seek another “way”
- You can not seek either and just do what you want.
The first choice is the real choice and too not choose God is to choose wrong. The second choice will lead you into all kinds of lies and false religions. The last is what people actually do and this in fact is the most deceptive. So many people say, “I”ll take some from that religion and some from that and kind of accept them all and just make my own” Well, that is the actually a list of 1,000,000,000 people who also said the same thing.
God wants us to choose God.
How do you do that? You call out to God with a sincere heart and you will see. Have you done that?
Not just that. You have been given the Words of Christ. Get a Bible and read it. See who Jesus really is. See that God came to this earth as a human and showed Himself to us sinner, people who will die soon. People who will die and spend an eternity in heaven or hell.
Learn what Jesus did for you on the cross. He loves you so much that He gave His life on your behalf and paid for our sins so that He might be able to forgive our sins.
God can’t just let wicked people go. He has to punish sinners. God sent His Own Son Jesus Christ to do this. So you would not have to.
Now why would anyone reject this?