There are 41000 ways to heaven

That's a pretty wide road you’ve got there. Would be a shame if someone made it…narrow. The majority of the religious world are Christians or claim to be followers of Christ. Sounds like an amazing place to live in. Right? It would be if that majority was not then divided by 33. Sounds like a whole lot of confusion. Who is not the author of confusion? I’m not saying but I’m just saying (1 Corinthians 14:33). One of these things is not like the other…


Even while I was a part of it, it was always a struggle for me to understand man-made religion. Every religion we know today has a man-made root bar one. In the beginning, God gave his people a great leader in Moses who lead them out of the captivity of Egypt. One would think Moses had earned the trust of the people enough for them to follow his words faithfully. While they did for a season, their hearts waxed cold once their leader was out of sight. They listened no more to the word of God and went about creating their own faith (Exodus 32:1-6).


This was a foreshadowing of what took place when Jesus Christ laid down his life and physically left our sight. Man sought to create and follow the devices of their own hearts (Proverbs 1:31). 41,000 denominations later can we truly say we are followers of Jesus Christ? Do we know the way? (Acts 24:14) What we know as “Christianity” was a term coined in the new testament (Acts 11:26). Does that render the children of Israel under Moses null and void in their faith? What about all the prophets? What was their faith called? David loved God more than most ever will so I highly doubt you want to throw his faith away. Fulfillment does not equal replacement. The Most High has always left a remnant for his people (Ezra 9:8).


I do not desire to disprove any other form of religion but John 10:8 might. We all spoke one language before (Genesis 11:1) but as God would have it, he confused our speech and all modern-day religions stemmed from this event (Genesis 11:9). Hinduism makes a strong argument to pre-date the timeline of the new testament. Ancestral worship of other gods’ pre-dates these times as well (Genesis 35:2). The same can be said for Occult worship (Judges 6:31). Even atheists, who don’t “believe” in the Most High God, believe enough that they went out of their way to label themselves as non-believers. They acknowledge by their attempt to disprove. We can’t see the air we breathe but we believe there is air so yes even science unintentionally proves what we know as faith (Hebrews 11:1).


The nature of man has always been to worship God. It’s in our DNA. The Most High God of heaven and earth is in our DNA. There was one faith in the beginning and so it shall be in the end. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth (Luke 3:5). The body of Christ was one big family long ago. Family members may have their differences but they love each other with a bond that is not easily broken (Ecclesiastes 4:12). I love this family and hope to see us all singing the same song once again (Revelation 14:3).

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