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    All claiming to be truth, with some of the most devoted followers in the world belonging to them ? Was God's plan meant to confuse people like this in such a way where people may not know what is the right path and if they make the wrong choice they will forever be punished ? If it is really about love, faith and hope shouldn't the path to salvation not be filled with so many twists and turns in a person's thoughts and understanding ?

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    Re: Why are there so many different religions ?

    Originally posted by Just_a_man View Post
    All claiming to be truth, with some of the most devoted followers in the world belonging to them ? Was God's plan meant to confuse people like this in such a way where people may not know what is the right path and if they make the wrong choice they will forever be punished ? If it is really about love, faith and hope shouldn't the path to salvation not be filled with so many twists and turns in a person's thoughts and understanding ?
    You will find your answer in Romans chapter 1. But anyone who seriously and sincerely desires the truth will be given the truth that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

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    • #3
      Re: Why are there so many different religions ?

      Originally posted by Just_a_man View Post
      All claiming to be truth, with some of the most devoted followers in the world belonging to them ? Was God's plan meant to confuse people like this in such a way where people may not know what is the right path and if they make the wrong choice they will forever be punished ? If it is really about love, faith and hope shouldn't the path to salvation not be filled with so many twists and turns in a person's thoughts and understanding ?
      "You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."

      Those who seek God will come to know Him. Those who seek something else (like an agenda) will not. It's as simple as that. Not turns, not twists, no confusion.
      Those who seek God with all their heart will find Him and be given sight. Those who seek their own agenda will remain blind.

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        Re: Why are there so many different religions ?

        It was Gods plan that man worship the LORD God. But man turned away from the LORD God and the LORD Gods ways and went their own way.

        Some people don't believe any Gods [Atheists].

        Some people follow after false Gods.

        Some people are not interested in religion, they just want to live for themselves.

        Some people are deceived, because the truth has never been shared with them.

        Some people are blinded by the God of this world in many forms.



        (Rom 1:21 NIV) For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.

        (Rom 1:22 NIV) Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools

        (Rom 1:23 NIV) and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.




        Originally posted by Just_a_man View Post
        All claiming to be truth, with some of the most devoted followers in the world belonging to them ? Was God's plan meant to confuse people like this in such a way where people may not know what is the right path and if they make the wrong choice they will forever be punished ? If it is really about love, faith and hope shouldn't the path to salvation not be filled with so many twists and turns in a person's thoughts and understanding ?

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          Re: Why are there so many different religions ?

          Originally posted by Just_a_man View Post
          All claiming to be truth, with some of the most devoted followers in the world belonging to them ? Was God's plan meant to confuse people like this in such a way where people may not know what is the right path and if they make the wrong choice they will forever be punished ? If it is really about love, faith and hope shouldn't the path to salvation not be filled with so many twists and turns in a person's thoughts and understanding ?
          I assume you actually mean religions and not denominations of Christianity. Is that correct? Are you asking why there are so many different religions such as Christian, Islam, Hindu, etc.? If so, none are God's plan except Christianity. Therefore, you are blaming the wrong person.

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            Re: Why are there so many different religions ?

            Originally posted by Just_a_man View Post
            All claiming to be truth, with some of the most devoted followers in the world belonging to them ? Was God's plan meant to confuse people like this in such a way where people may not know what is the right path and if they make the wrong choice they will forever be punished ? If it is really about love, faith and hope shouldn't the path to salvation not be filled with so many twists and turns in a person's thoughts and understanding ?
            Are you a Christian?
            Some people don't mind contradicting themselves as long as they can keep disagreeing with you...

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              Re: Why are there so many different religions ?

              Originally posted by Just_a_man View Post
              All claiming to be truth, with some of the most devoted followers in the world belonging to them ? Was God's plan meant to confuse people like this in such a way where people may not know what is the right path and if they make the wrong choice they will forever be punished ? If it is really about love, faith and hope shouldn't the path to salvation not be filled with so many twists and turns in a person's thoughts and understanding ?
              Great question. Even those of us who believe have to ask questions like this now and again. We want to know God's thinking in these matters.

              There is the view of God that He just sort of wound up the clock of His creation, and now lets the clock tick away, letting creation sort of reap the results of human decisions. I happen to think God is much more involved in this. And yet it might sort of explain why God lets things be, as it seems. People have been given the right to make their own choices, to sleep in the bed they make for themselves.

              So part of this is an inexorable process of human decision-making, and part of it is God being intimately involved in places where He finds man responsive to Him. Ultimately, God will bring this decision-making process to an end. After all, how long does it take mankind to fill the earth, as God required, and then decide whether or not they want to live in the image of God, as they were created?

              It really is from one generation to another. Each generation makes its own bed to sleep in. And each person in each generation does the same thing. And as the world comes to its expected full number there will be an accounting made by God. All that makes sense to me.

              If you have people making their own choices, their own religions, their own truth, you will have just that--many religions and many choices. It is up to us to wade through these choices, and suffer the consequences of choices made by generations before us.

              But there is also the part where those who choose God can work in partnership with Him. This is either valuable to you or not. If not, I wouldn't be surprised that you are concerned about all of the possible *wrong* choices!

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              • #8
                Re: Why are there so many different religions ?

                I think it's man's sinful nature and satan. The bible states that we have wicked hearts and run from the truth... then satan comes along and helps man to make different religions.... all with the aim of "being good" to "earn heaven"... all pointing away from the one truth that we can't earn it and there is only one way -> thru God's son Jesus Christ. www.needGod.com

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                  Re: Why are there so many different religions ?

                  Originally posted by Just_a_man View Post
                  All claiming to be truth, with some of the most devoted followers in the world belonging to them ? Was God's plan meant to confuse people like this in such a way where people may not know what is the right path and if they make the wrong choice they will forever be punished ? If it is really about love, faith and hope shouldn't the path to salvation not be filled with so many twists and turns in a person's thoughts and understanding ?

                  Hi and I believe there are many so - called Christian Denominations is how they VIEW Israel and how they VIEW the Body of Christ and by that I mean WHERE did the was Israel set aside and WHERE did the Body of Christ begin ?

                  I believe that the Body of Christ began in Acts 9:6 as Paul is=n 1 Tim 1:16 is the PATTERN to those who are saved after him !!

                  dan p

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                    Re: Why are there so many different religions ?

                    Originally posted by dan p View Post
                    Hi and I believe there are many so - called Christian Denominations is how they VIEW Israel and how they VIEW the Body of Christ and by that I mean WHERE did the was Israel set aside and WHERE did the Body of Christ begin ?

                    I believe that the Body of Christ began in Acts 9:6 as Paul is=n 1 Tim 1:16 is the PATTERN to those who are saved after him !!

                    dan p
                    People were saved long before ACTS 9, the Body of Christ begins at Pentacost in ACTS 2 when 3000 Jews were given to Christ, as it is written - to the Jew first.
                    Those who seek God with all their heart will find Him and be given sight. Those who seek their own agenda will remain blind.

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                      Re: Why are there so many different religions ?

                      Originally posted by keck553 View Post
                      People were saved long before ACTS 9, the Body of Christ begins at Pentacost in ACTS 2 when 3000 Jews were given to Christ, as it is written - to the Jew first.
                      Hi and who wrote that there IS A B O C ??

                      Was it Jesus ?

                      Was it Peter ?

                      Or was it Paul ??

                      Will you give a verse with your answer ??

                      dan p

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                        Re: Why are there so many different religions ?

                        Originally posted by dan p View Post
                        Hi and who wrote that there IS A B O C ??
                        Matthew, Mark, Luke and John wrote it.
                        Originally posted by dan p View Post
                        Was it Jesus ?
                        Yes, Jesus said it to Nicodemus.
                        Originally posted by dan p View Post
                        Was it Peter ?
                        Indwelling Holy Spirit = born again so yes.
                        Originally posted by dan p View Post
                        Or was it Paul ??
                        Paul has the same message as Jesus.
                        Originally posted by dan p View Post
                        Will you give a verse with your answer ??
                        No. You need to read your Bible for CONTEXT, not play games with verses pulled out into thin air. Separating verses from the content and context of the narrative is an invitation to eisegesis. Notice that when Jesus or a person refers to Scripture individual verses are NOT referred to - entire Scripture portions are referred to. This called "scripture teaching scripture" and is not as vulnerable to incorrect doctrine being read into Scripture.
                        Those who seek God with all their heart will find Him and be given sight. Those who seek their own agenda will remain blind.

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                          Re: Why are there so many different religions ?

                          Originally posted by Just_a_man View Post
                          All claiming to be truth, with some of the most devoted followers in the world belonging to them ? Was God's plan meant to confuse people like this in such a way where people may not know what is the right path and if they make the wrong choice they will forever be punished ? If it is really about love, faith and hope shouldn't the path to salvation not be filled with so many twists and turns in a person's thoughts and understanding ?
                          God's plan.

                          And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made. Gen 2:3

                          I believe at that moment God did this:

                          For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; Romans 8:20 NKJV

                          For the following purpose:

                          He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 1 John 3:8

                          For the following had been foreordained:

                          Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, 1 Peter 1:18-20

                          Which will result in the following:

                          That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: Ephesians 1:10

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                            Re: Why are there so many different religions ?

                            Originally posted by keck553 View Post
                            Matthew, Mark, Luke and John wrote it.


                            Yes, Jesus said it to Nicodemus.


                            Indwelling Holy Spirit = born again so yes.


                            Paul has the same message as Jesus.


                            No. You need to read your Bible for CONTEXT, not play games with verses pulled out into thin air. Separating verses from the content and context of the narrative is an invitation to eisegesis. Notice that when Jesus or a person refers to Scripture individual verses are NOT referred to - entire Scripture portions are referred to. This called "scripture teaching scripture" and is not as vulnerable to incorrect doctrine being read into Scripture.

                            Hi and of course you have a verse where mentions the Body of Christ ?

                            Where is the Body of Christ mentioned in John 3:3-5 ??

                            So you must be SAVED by Wayer and the Spirit to enter the Kingdom of God and how does that FIT with Rom 10:9 ??

                            Paul I know write about the Body , so where does Peter do it ??

                            dan p

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                              Re: Why are there so many different religions ?

                              Originally posted by dan p View Post
                              Hi and of course you have a verse where mentions the Body of Christ ?

                              Where is the Body of Christ mentioned in John 3:3-5 ??

                              So you must be SAVED by Wayer and the Spirit to enter the Kingdom of God and how does that FIT with Rom 10:9 ??

                              Paul I know write about the Body , so where does Peter do it ??

                              dan p
                              Dan, respectfully I already submitted that verses pulled out in isolation is improper and subject to eisegesis.

                              You can attach any label you feel necessary, but when a believer is indwelled with The Holy Spirit, the believer belongs to Christ alone. Not subject to bad doctrine, not to eisegesis, not to any other Gospel but the Gospel of Christ and no one or nothing in this creation is going to change that.

                              Those who seek God will find Him, those who seek an agenda will only find chaos, confusion and bad doctrine, or in the words of Solomon - vanity.
                              Those who seek God with all their heart will find Him and be given sight. Those who seek their own agenda will remain blind.

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