Me: Prodigal, Did you go to church today?
Prodigal: Yeah, I am not sure why I should go to church though and is God really found in Church?
Me: Well those are good questions that a lot of people ask. I can talk all day about that but Ravi Zacharias makes a couple of points that I think can clear up some of the thoughts about God.
One of the most common statements we hear from others today is that all religions are the same and that they all point to God. So we tell ourselves it is not important to look at the details. So we go from one day to the next avoiding looking into what God is about. Nothing changes in our lives. All these people miss out on the peace of Jesus just by starting and ending the day the same year after year.
Ravi answers the question of about religions pointing to one God the best.
All religions are not the same. All religions do not point to God. All religions do not say that all religions are the same. At the heart of every religion is an uncompromising commitment to a particular way of defining who God is or is not and accordingly, of defining life’s purpose.
Anyone who claims that all religions are the same betrays not only an ignorance of all religions but also a caricatured view of even the best-known ones. Every religion at its core is exclusive.
Ravi then goes on to describe the change in is life and the growth he has had with a personal relationship with Jesus. This spoke to my heart because I see the same benefits and I praise Jesus today for what he has done in my life.
I came to Him because I did not know which way to turn.
I have remained with Him because there is no other way to turn.
I came to Him longing for something I did not have.
I remain with Him because I have something I will not trade.
I came to Him as a stranger.
I remain with Him in the most intimate of friendships.
I came to Him unsure about the future.
I remain with Him certain about my destiny.
I came amid the thunderous cries of a culture that has three hundred and thirty million deities.
I remain with Him knowing that truth cannot be all-inclusive. Truth by definition excludes.
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6
Jennifer Van Allen