Do All Religions Lead To God?
Do all roads lead to New York or Bombay or Mexico City? Of course not. They run in different, if not opposite directions. To get to those places, one has to get on a road headed there.
There is no other human religion that postulates a God anything like the God of the Bible except Judaism. Traditional Judaism in its conception fell short of the Old Testament revelation of God when it failed to recognize Him in Jesus Christ. In other words, if you don’t recognize the Father in His Son, you’re not talking about the same God. It’s a simple case of mistaken identity, confusing apples with oranges.
Jesus himself put it plainly: “I am the way, the truth and the life; no man comes unto the Father except through Me.” And also when He said, “I and the Father are one.” (John 10:30)
If we believe Jesus, there are no bypasses, no alternative routes to God. God has said in effect, My Son is Me, My clone, if you please, and if you have any taste for Me, if you want to worship and serve Me, prove it by worshipping and serving My Son. If you go after any other so-called ‘god’, it is because you don’t recognize Me and don’t care to accept Me on My own terms, but want to make up your own designer ‘God’ and make up your own religious protocols.
Well, it doesn’t work that way. The Bible says so in terms loud and clear. There is one God, there is one Savior and it is His way or no way. If we can’t take the Bible’s word for it, then what authority do you have to rely on? You are left to speculation rather than revelation. Pretty thin stuff, unless you prefer some allege ‘revelation’ like the Koran as your basis of religious authority.
But Allah, it turns out, is a far cry from the God of the Bible. Those roads don’t lead in the same direction at all and the paths of eastern religions lead even further afield. Buddhism is essentially atheistic. Hinduism is polytheistic. Why would any sensible person think they all lead to Heaven unless they imagine people are awarded “points” for taking the trouble to be religious on some basis or other. Nonsense.