It is very popular in our new “PC” culture to think of God as an all excepting grandfather who would never be angry about anything. This way of thinking is reflected by a couple of different statements one of which is “God is love and therefore He would never punish anyone with the exception of really bad people.” Another is “Because God is good there are many different paths to get to Him.” And one more is “All religions will get us to the same place.”
There are two significant problems with all of these: One is a wrong view of who God is and the second is a wrong view of who man is.
If you have a God who is impressed with your goodness, then he’s a god who isn’t holy enough, not to mention probably one made in your image. The God of the Bible is holy, holy, holy; meaning beyond our comprehension of His separateness. This God is one who could never be impressed by our goodness. This God is of course pure love but also purely just. He is the God and we need a Savior to bring us to Him.
If you think you are good enough for God so that any path you chose could get you there; then your god is no better than any other god and therefore can’t be God. The God of the Bible is the only God that is living! So, anything that is dying is the opposite of who He is and needs to be transformed into one who is holy and living. There is one who can make this transformation happen, God. So, God sent His only begotten fully as a man to shed His holy blood on our behalf as a sacrifice to transform us from dying to living! Christ alone is the only Savior who is able to do this transformation for us. Yet Christ is accepting of all who would call on Him. So we must understand that Christ is exclusive as the Savior but all inclusive of any who would place their faith in Christ alone!
Amanda Williams is a forty-year old wife and mother of two who can still swing her pony tail and display just a tad of sass. She is also a Jesus loving girl who realizes she is nothing without the One who saved her. Amanda has two degrees specializing in serving students with special needs and is currently working in the field of Leadership Development. She is a Christian author, speaker, blogger, and publisher who loves serving beside her husband at her local place of worship, First Baptist Church of Ocala.