Tuesday, August 17, 2010
What if They Are All Wrong?
In the great search for the truth about heaven and hell, right and wrong, good and evil, etc., etc.; there are those that say that all roads lead to heaven.
I suppose that could be true--but what if it isn't?
Obviously, we can't all be right. If Christians say that the only way to heaven is through Jesus and Muslims believe that the only way to heaven is to follow the teachings of Muhammad--well somebody has it wrong. The Jews are God's chosen people. Catholics follow the Papacy along with the Bible. Mormons follow the teachings of Joseph Smith. There are Scientologists, Jehovah's Witnesses, Buddhists, and Zoroastrians. There are monotheists, polytheists, pantheists and atheists.
Isn't it more likely that we have all got it wrong?
What if we were to take a critical look at our own beliefs? What if we were to examine what we believe as if it was on trial? What if we took the stance that what we believed was being challenged as being all wrong and we were in need of proving that it was right? If you were to debate your beliefs against another, how would you do? If the object is to win a debate, would you choose to defend your beliefs or pick another one that you think could win?
The Bible teaches that we should always be prepared to give a defense for what we believe. Whether you are a believer in the teachings of the Bible or not, are you prepared to defend your beliefs?
In the end, nobody wants to be wrong--especially if eternity hangs in the balance.
Are you eternally comfortable with your beliefs?
The other day I posted a quote from Dave Barry on my Facebook status--
That's not the case here. Feel free to share what you believe and why. And feel free to wonder--What if you're wrong?