What Is Unique About Christianity Among The World Religions? – The Gospel Project

Posted: December 31, 2013 in Apologetics, Quotes, Religious Pluralism
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Symbol of the major religions of the world: Ju...

Symbol of the major religions of the world: Judaism, Christianity, Taoism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“When religious pluralism claims that there are many ways to God, it is not humble. It actually carries an air of arrogance about it. How? Religious pluralism insists that its view—all ways lead to God—is true while all other religions are false in their exclusive teachings. Religious pluralism dogmatically insists on its exclusive claim, namely that all roads lead to God. The problem, as we have seen, is that this claim directly contradicts many religions like Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, and Christianity. The claim of the religious pluralist is arrogant because it enforces its own belief on others. It says to other religions: “You must believe what I believe, not what you believe. Your way isn’t right, in fact all of your ways are wrong and my way is right. There isn’t just one way to God (insert your religion); there are many ways. You are wrong and I am right.” This can be incredibly arrogant, particularly if the person saying this hasn’t studied all the world religions in depth and makes a blind assertion. Upon what basis can the religious pluralist make this exclusive claim? Where is the proof that this is true? To what ancient Scriptures, traditions, and careful reasoning can they point? The lack of historical and rational support for religious pluralism makes it a highly untenable view of the world and its religions.

— Jonathon Dodson, M.Div., Th.M., Gordon-Cornwell Theological Seminary, Lead Pastor of Austin City Life Church

via What Is Unique About Christianity Among The World Religions? – The Gospel Project.

Religious pluralism can be extremely arrogant. Remember this when you are accused of being arrogant for the exclusivity of Christian truth claims.

simul iustus et peccator,

Erock

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