YES, ALL RELIGIONS DO LEAD TO GOD!!! In fact, ALL paths, including atheism, communism etc. lead to God, BUT, not all paths lead to salvation. Only Christianity leads to God’s Mercy Seat, where ALL True Christians will stand before the judgement seat of Jesus Christ, and be judged and rewarded for their works.
Every religion, every path other than Christianity leads to God, but they lead to a vastly different judgement seat, The Great White Throne. Rev 20:11&12 “Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books.”
True Christians do not have their sins judged, as Jesus has covered our sins with His blood, never ever to be remembered against us, because God is going to “cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.” Micah 7:19. They have been removed from us, “As far as the East is from the West”. Psalm 103:12.
True Christians will ONLY be judged on the WORKS they did in God’s service. So “True Christians” can forget our sins, as God has already forgotten them, but they will not be exposed when we get to heaven at the judgement seat of Jesus Christ.
For the Non Christian the story is vastly different. “For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops. Luke 12:2-3. AND Matthew 12:36 But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the Day Of Judgment”.
How embarrassing, I would hate to even think about it, but that is what lies in store for all the Tares, (Pretend Christians,) and all other Unbelievers from all the other “Religions” and “Paths” that lead to God.
“The Bible is very clear about this fact. Every person is going to be resurrected and judged individually. Every hour of life, all our words spoken in secret, every hidden thought and every motive will be made public. Our deeds and misdeeds will be tried in the perfect court, where there are no misinterpretations and no getting off on technicalities. All blame will be accurately proportioned. There’ll be no unsolved crimes and no hidden bribes.” Missler, Chuck. Heaven and Hell: What Happens When You Die? Koinonia House. Kindle Edition.
When it comes to sin, we don’t understand the seriousness of God’s view of ALL types of sin, and that is because our society has for many years minimised the seriousness which God places on all sin. I’m not speaking of the sins of True Believers which have been washed away by the shed blood of Jesus, but only of unforgiven and unconfessed sin.
We get a clearer perspective of GOD’S view of ALL types of sin in the Bible, where adulterery, blasphemy, communing with the dead, even gathering sticks on the Sabbath were all capital offences, and those found guilty were to be stoned to death. John 8:4, John 10:33, Lev 20:27 cf 1Sa 28:9, Num 15:32 – 36, Even telling lies is not acceptable to God, and we see the result of Ananias and Sapphira, who lied to the Apostles about how much they sold their land for, they were slain by the Holy Spirit for lying. (See Acts 5:1-10).
We can see that when it comes to any sin at all, no matter what it is, God is deadly serious that it will be punished accordingly, because God has NOT changed, and cannot change, nor have the laws of His kingdom changed. Mal 3:6 “For I am the LORD, I do not change”. And Heb 13:8 “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to-day, and for ever”.
Every kingdom, every republic, every country has laws which its citizens must obey. If you break the law and get caught, you are punished according to the law, some punishment is severe, and in some countries the offender is executed, other crimes are not considered quite so bad, and so prison sentences are given according to the crime committed, some crimes may be considered trivial, and the offender is only given a fine.
God’s kingdom is likewise ruled by God’s laws, but there is no escaping the fact that you will be caught and punished. Mark 4:22 For everything that is hidden will eventually be brought into the open, and every secret will be brought to light. All punishment will be served outside of God’s presence in hell. Again, there are degrees of punishment as seen in the Bible.
Heb 10:29. “Just think how much worse the punishment will be for those who have trampled on the Son of God, and have treated the blood of the covenant, which made us holy, as if it were common and unholy, and have insulted and disdained the Holy Spirit who brings God’s mercy to us?” AND
Heb 2:2 For the message God delivered through angels has always stood firm, and every violation of the law and every act of disobedience was punished; ALSO
Mar 6:11 “And whoever will not receive you nor hear you, when you depart from there, shake off the dust under your feet as a testimony against them. Assuredly, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city!”.”
The above verses make it very clear that there will be degrees of punishment in Hell, and the worst will be reserved for Satan and the fallen angels, as hell was not created originally for mankind, but for the devil and the fallen angels.
By the same token, there will also be different degrees of rewards for the True Christians, as seen again in the parable of “The Talents” See Matt 25:14-30, and again in the Parable of “The Minas” Luke 19:12-27.
Having said that, we are NOT “earning our salvation” by doing good works. Eph 2:8 “God saved you by his grace when you believed, and you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God”.
We are doing four things; 1. We are proving that our faith is real by living it out in our lives James 2:17 So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless.
2. We are showing our love and appreciation to our Lord for what HE has done for us. Mat 22:37 “Jesus replied, “‘You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.”
3. We are obeying the Lord’s command. Mark 16:15 “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. v16 He that believes and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believes not shall be damned”
4. We are helping grow the kingdom of God by continuing to build on the foundations laid down by the Lord and the Apostles. By winning souls for the Lord, we are not only saving them from hell and growing God’s kingdom, but as a bonus, we will also receive the Soul Winners Crown 1Thess 2:19 “For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Is it not even you in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at His coming?”
ALL PEOPLE EVER BORN WILL RECEIVE ETERNAL LIFE!!! BUT not every person ever born will spend their eternity in heaven with God, nor will all the people ever born have the same Glorious Body that Christians will receive after the resurrection, because unlike Jesus and the “True Christians”, the ungodly have never died to sin and self, John 12:24 “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain”.
The form of life springing forth from the dead grain of wheat is immensely different to the form of the humble grain of wheat. Even so shall the form of our new spiritual bodies be immensely different to the form of our present bodies after they have been glorified at the resurrection.
Because the ungodly have never died to self, and never been born again into a New Life in Christ, it seems that their resurrected bodies will be the same as these old bodies, except for the fact that they will then be immortal and unable to die. They will have none of the powers Jesus had after His resurrection, which the True Christians, the Bride of Christ will share with Him.
In some of Jesus parables, He told of wicked servants being cast out into outer darkness where there will be weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth. For example, the man with no wedding garment in Mat 22:13 “Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” The servant who hid his talent, in Mat 25:30 “And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” In the story of Lazarus and the Rich Man, the rich man asks Abraham to send Lazarus across with a little water to put on his tongue. Luk 16:24 “Then he cried and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.”
We know that evil spirits do not have physical bodies, but it seems clear from these parables that the resurrected dead will have bodies the same as they had when they died, but, like the resurrected Christians, their earthly bodies will also become immortal in the resurrection.
Evil spirits are always looking for a body to inhabit, refer to Mark 5:2-4 “And when He had come out of the boat, immediately there met Him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, v3 who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no one could bind him, not even with chains, v4 because he had often been bound with shackles and chains. And the chains had been pulled apart by him, and the shackles broken in pieces; neither could anyone tame him”.
Evil spirits are always looking for a body to live in. See also the story of the seven sons of Sceva “Then the man in whom the evil spirit was, leaped on them overpowered them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded”. Acts 19:16. The same situation again, the evil spirit had found a body to live in and did not want to leave it.
God loves us immensely, so much in fact that He was willing to sacrifice His only begotten son. God did this in order to make salvation from eternal hell possible for all people. Every person who truly believes in what Jesus Christ did for us in order to bring about that salvation, and proves their faith in Him by following His teachings and by obeying His commandments, receives His salvation.
We must realise however, that although God loves us immensely, He loves His Son even more. We see this clearly in Heb 10:29. “Just think how much worse the punishment will be for those who have trampled on the Son of God, and have treated the blood of the covenant, which made us holy, as if it were common and unholy.” Any person who rejects God’s offer of salvation, by rejecting His Son Jesus, is looked on as having trampled Jesus on God’s Son.
We were created in the likeness and image of God, we are capable of love, because God is capable of love, we are capable of generosity, because God is capable of generosity, we are capable of goodness, because God is capable of goodness, but by the same token, we are capable of hate, of anger, of fury, of revenge, because God is capable of hate, anger, fury, and revenge. If we trample on Jesus, by treating what He did for us as worthless, and as rubbish, and not to be desired, we must expect to feel God’s wrath, fury and revenge upon us.
Eze 38:18 “And it will come to pass at the same time, when Gog comes against the land of Israel,” says the Lord GOD, “that My fury will show in My face”.
Isa 63:4 “For the day of vengeance is in My heart, And the year of My redeemed has come”.
Isa 13:9 “Behold, the day of the LORD comes, Cruel, with both wrath and fierce anger, To lay the land desolate; And He will destroy its sinners from it.”
These are just a few of the verses that will apply to the unsaved and to those who pretend to be Christians, but are still following in the ways of the world.
This may well be our last warning, the wake up call to all who will hear what the Lord is saying in His word. We cannot afford to play at Christianity, it won’t work. Jer 17:9&10 “The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it? I, the LORD, I search the heart, I test the mind, and I shall give to every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.
Like Paul of old, I beseech you brothers and sisters, in Jesus name, if you know people, friends, relatives or workmates who are either unsaved, or are playing at being Christians, to warn them now that time is rapidly running out. Please send a copy of this article to them by post or email or however you can, as the signs are on every hand that the age of God’s Grace is closing down, but the world will not end there as many think, but rather retribution will follow.
I cannot reach the people that you can reach, also ask them to pass this on to their friends etc. that they might warn them also.