by Stewart Topping
What is exciting is that God has a plan for each of us and has placed it in the Bible for us to read and understand. Why don’t we know more? Why don’t we know what we believe? You will see in the following survey by the Christian Post; they don’t know the truth about salvation if, 72 percent, think that there are many ways to eternal Life.
Maybe we are too well off. Maybe there are too many things that take up our time, TV, Movies, Shopping and Places to Travel.
The Nation of Israel always had a problem with their relationship with God when they had wealth and prosperity.One of the biggest problems we face is not spending enough time reading the Bible. It seems that we allow others to give us their understanding.
What is that old saying. ” If you don’t use it, you will lose it”. Since we don’t spend the time to understand we are left in the hands of others to teach us. Some may not be teachers. Do these people actually study or do they get there material from prepared sermons. We need people who hear from God. We then need to prove what we hear.
Today Christians don’t want to spent the time to study to find the truth. Reading is not studying. We might get a warm fussy feeling, but do we understand what we read. We can change things by setting aside time each day to study. We can change the next survey from a negative one to a positive one. The lack of understanding is why so many Christians think there are many ways to be saved. Read this survey.
Here is a survey by the Christianity Post:
Most American Christians believe many religions can lead to eternal life and among them, the vast majority says you don’t even have to be Christian to go to heaven, a new survey shows. Sixty-five percent of all Christians say there are multiple paths to eternal life, ultimately rejecting the exclusivity of Christ teaching, according to the latest survey conducted by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.
Even among white evangelical Protestants, 72 percent of those who say many religions can lead to eternal life name at least one non-Christian religion, such as Judaism or Islam or no religion at all, that can lead to salvation. Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary called the survey results “a theological crisis for American evangelicals,” according to USA Today.
Why is this, because believers do not want to study? We can understand because we have the Holy Spirit, the same power that raised Jesus from the Dead. We need to trust Jesus in order to understand the words he wrote through people who were inspired by the Holy Spirit.
Look at this verse and consider it as a promise to you and me.
John 14:25-26 (GW) 25 “I have told you this while I’m still with you. 26 However, the helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything. He will remind you of everything that I have ever told you.