Is the belief that all religious paths lead to the same God more enlightened or educated? Well, all religions teach very different things about whom God is and how to reach him. In fact, there is a lot of disagreement between the religions regarding the nature of God. Buddhism, for example, doesn’t believe in God. Islam teaches an impersonal monotheism, Allah. The Koran states that God reveals his will, but not his person. Christianity teaches a personal trinitarianism, where God is three persons in relationship, Father-Son-Spirit that can be known and enjoyed. Hinduism is all over the map on this question, ranging from polytheism to atheism. The reason for this is because there is an absence of definitive revelation to clarify their “theology.” Instead Hinduism has multiple sources of revelation (Upanishads, Vedas, etc.). Contrary to Islam, Hinduism has no presuppositions about the nature of God. In short, religious views of God differ. If so, it would seen far from “enlightened” or educated to claim that all religions lead to the same God, when their views of God are, in fact, radically different. The claim of the religious pluralist contradicts the tenants of the religions themselves.
Also Worth Reading
Prayer: Praying for Your Pastor
Ministry: In Praise of Sabbaticals
Free Books: ChristianAudio.com’s free audio book of the month is Hannah Coulter.
Interviews: Keiki Hendrix over at the Vessel Project interviewed me about my story, book reviews and ministry.
E-books: Earlier this week, I updated my list of cheap Kindle books. Go check them out. If you find any others, let me know!
In Case You Missed It
Here are a few of this week’s notable posts:
Brian Hedges: Kill Sin, Don’t Try To Tame It
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones: I Cannot Arrive at God by My Own Unaided Efforts
Iain Murray: The Damage Done By the Dogmatism of Controversies
J. Gresham Machen: The Unparalleled Impoverishment of Human Life