Do all religions lead to God? This is a question many people ask.
God wants us to know and understand what happened in the past before the coming of Christ his one and only chosen Son to redeem mankind. When you read the Bible, you get to understand how the Israelites came about. They were descendants of Jacob’s twelve sons. We learn that God was pleased with Abraham. Jacob was Isaac’s son from Abraham. Genesis 12 -50 Exodus 1 – 14
So, the Almighty God decided to start his big movement of deliverance through them. He did it step by step while preparing the coming of his Son. While he chose them, he had to teach them, and lead them from one land to another, so that his plan could be fulfilled. Note: they didn’t choose to serve him, in the end, some of them rebelled and by doing so they had to face the consequences of their actions.
So that was the Old Covenant, but when Jesus came, things changed forever, thus creating the new order. In the new covenant, we have to choose whether we want to be on his side or not. As mentioned before, whatever decision we make, we determine our destiny.
So nowadays God examines the heart, for it is in your heart you decide to do the right thing or not.
So, let’s go back to the question; do all religions lead to God? And Jesus’ answer is ‘NO’. How do we know this? He said, ‘I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me’. John 14:6. We learn from the Bible that Jesus was like God the Father, he couldn’t sin or lie. Remember he said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me’. Matt. 28:17. Which means, God loved Jesus more than anybody else in the world and in heaven, that’s why he gave him all the power.
We also learn from Cain and Abel, that God doesn’t accept any kind of worship. Gen. 4 Cain thought he was doing the right thing, but he was rejected while Abel was accepted. The same stands today, some people think their kind of worship is right, little do they know, that God had already rejected it. The Scripture says, the worshipers must worship in truth and the spirit (holy spirit). John 4:23 When it comes to the truth, God made sure that all the true prophets point to Jesus, i.e. Abraham, Isaiah, Jeremiah, David, Moses, Ezekiel, Daniel, Zechariah, etc. They all understood that God’s plan has to be totally pure without blemish, and the only one who can fulfil that was Jesus.
Therefore, to be accepted by God a person has to be perfect like Jesus. For without perfection we cannot be accepted. We’re all imperfect because of sin, and the only chance we have is Jesus. We also learn from the Bible even the true prophets sinned, so they also need Jesus. So that means to be accepted by the Almighty Holy God, the creator of all living beings, a person has to approved by Jesus. Matt. 25:31-36