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SALVATION QUESTION 137
Why should it be thought unreasonable to believe that the Jews, Hindus, Muslims, and others, can be saved in their own religion? Surely if they live up to what they believe they will be accepted by God.
There is a tendency to believe this, even among those who say they are born again Christians. It is part of the ecumenical spirit that has invaded the Christian world.
If anyone would believe that, they would be calling God and Jesus liars. This would be a serious charge. "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." John 14:6. This is very emphatic. "No man can come but by Him." He likening heaven to a sheepfold and said, "I am the door; by me if any man enter in he shall be saved." John 10:9. You will note He did not say "a door," He said, "the door; by Me." Peter made it very clear when he said, "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12. Paul puts is this way, "Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: And by him all that believe are justified from all things." Acts 13:38-39.
There is none other who was able, who died to put away our sins, but Christ. There is no way a sinner could ever enter heaven without being forgiven and cleansed from all sin. Christ alone has made that provision. "...but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself." Hebrews 9:26.
Dear reader, "Will you trust Him now?
All comments and questions to: Harold Smith
Updated March 9th, 2014 by Sandra Felix