Is All Faith in God the Same?

  by Mike Ecklund

The world is making concerted efforts towards tolerance and understanding between all races and religions.  While on the outside, this seems a worthy aspiration to achieve peace and tranquility, it overlooks the real problem with humanity:  That we are a lost civilization, morally corrupt without any hope of a relationship with our Creator outside of Jesus Christ.

Some of the most well known fundamental preachers are inviting other faiths into their churches to share beliefs with the congregation.  The United States has in its’ constitution the right to worship as its’ citizens desire.  Though the foundations were laid on the Christian faith, the leadership of this country is gradually degrading its Christian heritage to reflect its move away from the God of our forefathers.   The ground work for the universal false religion that will be under the antichrist is well underway.   Ask many young people today and they will tell you that there are many ways to get to heaven; that the God of the Jews, Christians, Moslems, Buddhist or any other religion is the same.  If this was true, do you think that God would have sacrificed his only Son if there were any other way to redeem man?

The battle lines were drawn long ago.  Paul said in I Corinthians 1:22-24 “For indeed Jews ask for signs, and Greeks search for wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block, and to Gentiles foolishness, but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.”    The antichrist and the false prophet will do signs and wonders that will deceive many (Revelation 13:13-14) and the science community continues to explain our existence (without explaining our purpose for being here) through earthly wisdom that is foolishness to God.

The pure faith of Christ crucified and resurrected from the dead for our salvation and eternal life is being attacked at every corner.  Paul states in Galatians 1:8-9 “But even though we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to that which we have preached to you, let him be accursed.  As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to that which you received, let him be accursed.”   It was a threat that was worth repeating.

Jesus said in Matthew 7:13-23 “Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it.  For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those who find it.  Beware of the false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.  You will know them by their fruits.  Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes, nor figs from thistles, are they?  Even so, every good tree bears good fruit; but the bad tree bears bad fruit.  A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit.  Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.  So then, you will know them by their fruits.  Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord’ will enter the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven.  Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?” And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you, depart from Me you who practice lawlessness.”  Adherence to false religion will lead to destruction no matter how it appears on the outside.  II Timothy 2:15 “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, handling accurately the word of truth.”