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  • People have the right to say/think whatever they want. As much as it annoys me to hear people prostelitize, what's the point of following a religion if you don't think its the right one? Its not just Christians either, Muslims, Jews, Hindi, they all think their path is the right one or they wouldn't have chosen it. When you chose something to believe in you are essentially saying that, to you, all the other beliefs are wrong.
    • 1465
      Coming from an Atheist, that means a lot.
  • Yes,and the muslims?? say "there is no God but Allah", so they're all as bad as each other in my opinion. Note: This is an opinion!!!!!!
  • Christians did not make up the rules of their religion: Jesus did. He said "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father, except through me." Therefore, we cannot say anything but that. We are not alone in claiming to be the only way, though!
    • 1465
      Why are you even in this conversation? You're one of the ones attacking religion while it has been falsely claimed in here that religionists attack atheists. Example: "What is some people’s problem with atheists?"
  • No, saying Jesus is the way in no way gives anyone a reason to be against them. All people think that what they believe is what everyone should believe. We are all "right" in our own minds. If you don't want to accept Jesus is the only way to God then ignore the Christians. Believing or not believeing that Jesus is the way is a personal choice everyone makes. You can't be forced or fooled into it. Anything else is exercise in futility. And here people have a right to say what they want. And Christians aren't against the practitioners of other religions only the religion itself. They love the people and want them to have what they have. Well, true Christians do, anyway.
  • Well, it's good to have conviction in what you believe in. But I also think it's important to allow people to have their own opinions and not point fingers and call people "wrong". You can believe that you are right without running around condemning everyone who doesn't believe the same thing. Personally, I'm Christian, and I think that it's the only way - but my husband is Pagan, and I don't judge him for it and I choose to love him anyways, and I've learned a lot of things from him and he from me. We all stand to learn something from other people's beliefs and practices, especially if they are different from our own.
  • I think it would lead to much less strife between religions if Christians advocated following Christ's example rather than saying in effect no other religion will lead a soul back to God. It's living by Christ's example (I think) which leads us back to God, (by our deeds rather than words) although I think we are all on a journey back to God and will all get there eventually.
  • Of course Christians have th e right to declare what the bible says in the same way as other groupings have the right to declare what they believe. The problem is that in our modern age the hearers have tender ears and cannot cope with hearing people speak with passion even though they might be wrong. I come from an Evangelical background and am not scared of other people's views even when it might be offensive to me. If declaration of one faith is announcing the higher order of that belief system does that really matter? You do not have to believe it and you do not need to be offended just simply disagree and work out your reasons for what you believe. Does that help or not?
  • This claim is probably based on John 14:6 where Jesus is reported to have said “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” This is what all Prophets would be expected to say to their people. It was their job to convince their flocks about that. However, the message behind this formula is used by all, even individual denominations, like LDS, JW etc, to say that their way is the only way. According to the Holy Qur’an (HQ) anyone who submits his will to God and does good deeds avoiding what is reprehensible will have salvation, or as Mr Pickthall puts it in his translation of HQ 5:69. “Lo! those who believe, and those who are Jews, and Sabaeans, and Christians whosoever believeth in Allah and the Last Day and doeth right there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve.”
  • Don't most religions include clauses that say "All other religions are bollocks!"?
  • No one has the right to say anything is the "only way". No one KNOWS for sure- it's really all just sepculation. The bible- written by humans. The Quran- written by humans, all of these books are written by humans and passed down as stories and made into rules and laws of their religions. I have my beliefs, but I'm willing to believe that I might not be right. But I also believe that NO ONE truly knows if they are right or not- and the people who claim this are just clinging onto an Ideal. This is why this is my belief.
    • PeggyL
      Jesus Himself did have the right to say that HE was the only way and He DID say that and I believe it.
  • i think so. what is the point of being a Christian (or hindi, or muslim, or buddha) if you don't believe it's the 'right' one? Christ said that you're either for Him or against Him.. there's no sitting on the fence. by not deciding to believe in Him you're effectually denying belief in Him. no middle ground there.
  • We are only saying what our Lord and Saviour taught us in His Word. John 14:6 says: "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." Christ is the only way to God the Father and thus the only way to heaven. He is the only One who died on the cross for our sins and whose blood was perfect and sinless enough to pay for our sins and atone for them. Jesus Christ is the only man who raised from the dead as well. He took and conquered death for us. We are all sinners in need of a Saviour, and only Jesus, God come in the flesh, can save us. I hope that this is helpful. -In the Master's service. Thank you and God bless you!
  • As a Christian Jesus IS the only way...for me. I am not against any religion, but this is what my religion teaches. As far as I know every religion has their own "path" that is considered the only way. To each his own...What's the problem?
  • Well i think yes just like other religions but because always the majors one counts it wouldn't be a big deal to every one. For me, to be fair that's wrong.
  • No, it is just a quoting of Jesus, when He said, "I am the truth, the light, and the way."
  • they can say it. they have the right. and yes they are saying other religions are wrong. but i guess most religions say that to to some extent. personally i'd rather them say that instead of "you're going to hell." so i'm not complaining. half the time it opens up a civil conversation too, so im not really against it
  • Ya know, Christians have a right to say whatever they want, it's the right winged Christians that are the ones telling everyone else what they have the right to say. Intolerence has nothing to do with Jesus.
  • Absolutely. And non-Christians have a right to disagree. I think God placed this in His filing cabinet under "Free Will".
  • Granted that there is only ONE Almighty God, and that he has only ONE 'begotten' son,. Jesus, then any religion not following exactly what Jesus taught is unacceptable to God. (Mark 9:7) And a cloud formed, overshadowing them, and a voice came out of the cloud: “This is my Son, the beloved; listen to him.”
  • We follow Jesus and God. They said it, so why can't we?
  • Jesus said He was the only way.John 14:6.
  • It is hard to defend dogmatic priciples. I was in a Catholic school that tried to teach us that Catholics were the only true religion in the world. That nonsense made me not only leave the church at a very young age, it made me bitter for years. I became an atheist when I was in my late teens. I mean how can anyone love a God that would do that to people. Especially since I was nothing exceptional. Why would I be saved and some better individual be turned away from the pearly gates. Ludicrous. Anyway, Jesus had a great path to follow and His teachings are truth, but the people who decided to rewrite his history are the one's at fault.
  • They certainly do have the right. Sadly, though, most religions have this viewpoint. Then people start arguing and flying planes into tall buildings.
  • Choosing a religion is not like buying a car. The inner, personal aspect is the thing. If you are content in your beliefs, you will pay little attention to proselytizing. If you have large doubts in your belief, your ears will be attuned to bringing in new ideas. If you have small doubts, you will come here and get into big discussions. When a Christian says to an unbeliever, "Jesus is the only way.", should the unbeliever take offense with the particular Christian person or with the Christian religion? If one is offended by Christian beliefs, does that necessitate having animosity toward all Christians?
  • They are only copying the Buddhist teaching anyway, one of the planks of the argument that Jesus was a buddhist having travelled and studied in India between the ages of 12 and 30.
  • Do geographers have the right to say, "The world is round [really, an oblate spheroid]"? Doesn't this suggest they are against all other beliefs about the world (like it's flat or is the back of a giant turtle), giving adherents of other worldviews a reason to be against them?
  • 1) Yes and yes: - Freedom of speech: you have the right to say a lot of things, false or not, proven or not, without being offensive. - But this would suggest that they want to push this belief as fact, which would be against all other religions or against atheism. This would give others a reason to be against them. 2) However, if they said "I *believe* that Jesus is the only way", it would no more state that this as a fact, but rather as a belief. The suggestion would be that they have that personal belief, and this would no more be against all other religions or against atheism (as long as those are tolerant).
  • For a Christian, Jesus IS the only way. Most religions are against other religions....unfortunately. I consider myself a Christian and, for me, Jesus is the only way...but it's not up to me to tell someone else their beliefs are wrong. Who knows? maybe they aren't. I wouldn't want anyone telling me what to believe and not believe...to each his own. :-)
  • God himself from heaven said this, and not just Christians... (Mark 9:7) And a cloud formed, overshadowing them, and a voice came out of the cloud: “This is my Son, the beloved; listen to him.”
  • I find it ironic that many Christians claim that Jesus is the only way, and they can't even agree what the definition of what Christian is. Every single christian group claims that theirs and theirs alone is the only proper way.
  • Why would this suggest anything like that? Unless you are trying to start some sort of arguement, or fight? Anyway, it was Jesus Himself who said that He was the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Christians just repeat what they have heard their master say about himself. And all other religions, organizations, clubs, groups, schools etc all tell people that they want you to join them, why do some people have SUCH a big problem with this? Or, is this just another rant against christians that seem to be popping up everywhere?
  • Yes we have the right to say all other religions are false,cause our Lord did.Jesus said in John 14:6,I am the the way the truth and the life,no man cometh unto the Father but by ME.Christ alone is the only way to the Father.
  • Good question. Correct: the statement that "Jesus is the only way" does put us at odds with other religions. We hold that the statement is true based on the resurrection of Christ Jesus proving that He is the Son of God about whom the OT prophets and the Scriptures spoke. There are historical evidences that validate the accounts described in the Bible. So, yes, we are making a definitive truth assertion that Jesus Christ is the only way. There is one God who created us all. He has chosen to reveal Himself through Scripture, creation, conscience, and ultimately through Christ Jesus. As He has set creation into order, He determined the natural, physical, and moral laws by which we are to live. When Christians communicate the truths of the Bible, yes, we are affronting contrary beliefs in other religious books. We hold that the Bible is God's communication to mankind and that other holy books are not inspired and are thus, completely, the ideas of men. Other holy books do not have the historical, archaeological, and scientific accuracy of the Bible. Jesus, a validated historical figure, is whom the Bible stated that He is. Other religions do not have the real-world, historical verifiability of Christianity. Other religions may pre-date Christianity, but their truth claims are not always valid and true. In summary, to answer your question, God has established one truth and one way that we may know Him, be reconciled to Him from the estrangement that our sin has produced, and approach Him. That one way is Jesus the Christ. We can not afford to be politically correct or inclusive of ideas and religions that vary from the way that God has ordained. The eternal state of unbelievers is too important not to proclaim the truth of Christ. By the love of God, we are to warn people who are convinced of any of the many spiritual falsehoods that they are in error and that Christ is the right way.
  • I live in America, it is the BEST country in the world... Bar None. The liberal Dem's are trying to get a stop to people saying this. You might hurt someones feelings. Someone from a lesser valued country. See option 2 @ bottom... I believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God. I believe Jesus Christ is God in the flesh, by this, he is God the spirit manifested as Jesus the Flesh. I believe through Jesus, you can have salvation. Without Jesus, you are lost. If you do not know Jesus Christ, (you have not been the given the opportunity to either accept Christ or deny Christ) you will be judged on your heart. God will not punish you for not doing and/or worshiping something (God) if you have no idea he exists. Having said this.... Jesus is the only way for salvation, PERIOD. If you have a problem with this, you have two options. 1) Investigate Christianity. Verify Jesus as a person and go forward. Researching the miracles he performed. Look at the historical documents that the Romans, Greeks, Egyptians (not reformed Egyptians) wrote. Compare their logical and/or legal documentation to the Dead Sea Scrolls. You will come to the realization that Christ was who he said he was. The Word made flesh. 2) This option is a bit harder to swallow. GET OVER IT.
  • Jesus said , " I AM the WAY, the TRUTH and the LIFE , and no man comes to the Father except through ME"...so, yeah, i'd say they have a RIGHT.... I think that was pretty much what Jesus, Yeshua ,was SAYING..:)
  • Jesus said I am the way, the truth and the life - no-one comes to the Father EXCEPT by me. Those who teach that there are other ways of being saved have been misled. God tells us to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. That means that we do not preach that there is any other Saviour. We believe that there is only ONE WAY to be saved and that is by believing that Jesus has already done everything for us by laying down His life for us. Anything else that WE try to do are just good works (which will not lead to our Salvation). All that we have to do is to accept that Christ made that sacrifice for us and thank Him for doing so. Once we have done that sincerely we ARE saved. If other religions are against us it is because they have not yet understood the reason for Jesus ever coming to give us the good news of SALVATION. They should pray and ask Jesus to help their understanding. If they ARE sincere He will hear them and help them.
  • 1 John 1Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God. For many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2By this you will know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that 1 Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3and every spirit that does not confess Jesusa is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and which is already in the world at this time. This is why Christians are against other religions.
  • They have a right to say whatever they want. Even if its a lie! You bash them, how is that any different?
  • [[ Do christians have a right to say "Jesus is the only way"? ]] In the U.S.: yes. In most other nations: no, that is not a right. . . . . [[ Doesn't this suggest they are against all other religions, giving other religions a reason to be against them?]] It does not suggest AGAINST, no. It suggests DISBELIEF in most (not all) other religions. . . . . If in 2019 I told you that the Russian Soyuz was the only way to get to the International Space Station (which was a true thing before last November), would you conclude that I was AGAINST all other spacecraft? Or would you (correctly) conclude that I believed that no other existing spacecraft was capable of doing that thing?
  • If you believe in Jesus Christ then you have to do what Jesus Christ tells everybody to do. Do I have a right to do so in the United States yes we have freedom of religion to promote our religious beliefs as long as they don't involve breaking the law. The scripture says that there is no name given a two mankind by which we may be saved except the name of Jesus
  • Legal and social rights enjoyed by Christians may vary depending on the spiritual and moral climate in existence. Some years following Jesus’ resurrection and ascension into heaven, it was actually illegal to be his disciple. Acts 9:1-2 “And Saul ...went unto the high priest, And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.” The practice of Christianity is legal in the United States today, according to the First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech…” Because Jesus died for all men, and God wants all to be saved, as Christians, we are instructed to love our enemies and to live peaceably with all men. Despite this message of good will, because envy is often rampant in society, accusations and rumors have arisen, and will continue to arise. A wise Christian will follow the example of the apostles Paul and Barnabas, who, when faced with a whole portion of a city speaking against them declared that they would instead go to where they would be well received. Acts 13:46 “Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.”
  • John 3:13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
  • Jesus was telling people not to worship statues. That's all.
  • Of course they have the right to say Jesus is the only way because this is their belief system, quote "every spirit that does not confess Jesus Christ came in the flesh, is not from God. So let's look at the secular, if they are so against religion, why did the EU parliament have the Tower of Babel on their posters, with the caption, Many tongues and one voice? Note the inverted pentagrams. And the Brussels EU headquarters also designed like the tower of babel? Why do they have a giant mural in the United Nations security council with a phoenix in the centre? You'll have to google this to find it because I don't think you can paste pictures here, Why is the Lucis Trust, funded by the UN? https://www.lucistrust.org/about_us/support_un quote The Lucis Trust has Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) and World Goodwill is recognized by the Department of Public Information at the United Nations as a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO). As such the Trust and World Goodwill are part of a community of many hundreds of NGOs that play an active role in the United Nations, particularly in spreading information about the UN and fostering support for UN programs. Since their inception Lucis Trust and World Goodwill have given their support through meditation, educational materials and seminars, by highlighting the importance of the UN's goals and activities as they represent the voice of the peoples and nations of the world. So the Lucis trust is actually the goals of the UN, and the world important to know then yes? So what does the main page say "Let the PLAN of love and light work out." https://www.lucistrust.org/ The Lucis Trust is dedicated to the establishment of a new and better way of life for EVERYONE in the WORLD based on the fulfilment of the DIVINE PLAN FOR HUMANITY. Its educational activities promote recognition and practice of the spiritual principles and values upon which a stable and interdependent world society may be based. The esoteric philosophy of its founder, Alice Bailey, informs its activities which are offered freely throughout the world in eight languages." Wow, sounds like a religion, they even have invocations! So what is their history? "A publishing company, initially named Lucifer Publishing Company, was established by Alice and Foster Bailey in the State of New Jersey, USA, in May 1922 to publish the book, Initiation Human and Solar. The ancient myth of LUCIFER refers to the ANGEL WHO BROUGHT LIGHT TO THE WORLD, and it is assumed that the name was applied to the publishing company in honour of a journal, which had been edited for a number of years by theosophical founder, HP Blavatsky. It soon became clear to the Bailey’s that some Christian groups have traditionally MISTAKENLY identified LUCIFER with SATAN, and for this reason the company’s name was changed in 1924 to Lucis Publishing Company." https://www.lucistrust.org/about_us/history So if LUCIFER IS NOT SATAN who is he? So I click on the esoteric meaning of LUCIFER and quote ”. By 1925 the name was changed to Lucis Publishing Company and has remained so ever since. Both “Lucifer” and “Lucis” come from the same word root, lucis being the Latin generative case meaning of light. The Baileys' reasons for choosing the original name are not known to us, but we can only surmise that they, like the great teacher H.P. Blavatsky, for whom they had enormous respect, sought to elicit a deeper understanding of the SACRIFICE MADE BY LUCIFER. Alice and Foster Bailey were serious students and teachers of Theosophy, a spiritual tradition which views Lucifer as one of the solar Angels, those advanced Beings Who Theosophy says DESCENDED (thus “the fall”) from Venus to our planet eons ago to bring the principle of mind to what was then animal-man." https://www.lucistrust.org/arcane_school/talks_and_articles/the_esoteric_meaning_lucifer Well, this is odd because this is sounding like a religion that worships Lucifer, and other solar angels, not secular at all. So I click on the article the significance of Lucifer DESCENT AND SACRIFICE and quote "The mystery of the descent or "fall" to Earth of the rebellious angels—the solar angels or agnishvattas—is said to be the mystery hinted at in the Scriptures, and "the secret of the ages" (Esoteric Psychology II, p. 93). Thus it is not surprising that there is so much confusion and misunderstanding concerning the "fallen angels" of which Lucifer is the best known representative. The secret of the "fallen angels" is essentially the mystery which lies behind the very Plan of evolution, for the solar angels' willingness to "fall", to sacrifice themselves in order to bring the light of the principle of mind to what was then animal man, marked the coming into action of the great Law of Duality by which matter, form—negative and passive—could be quickened by spirit. This act of sacrifice at the dawn of human history is a thread woven throughout the great scriptures and mythologies of the world, including the myth of Prometheus who stole fire (mind) for man, and the biblical story of the Prodigal Son, who left the Father’s home to embark upon the path of experience in the life of form and the senses—the journey to "the far country.". This is why the Rockefeller foundation has Promethus outside of it, but as the article says he is also linked to Mercury and Hermes, and Arch Angel Michael, (much like the JW believe), the article goes on "Esoterically, the role of Guardian Angel was made possible by the sacrifice of the solar angels in their preservation of the principle of mind or, occultly, fire, through persistent repeated incarnations in form until animal man became thinking man and, finally, began to awaken to his true spiritual heritage: human/divine man. Thus the solar angel creates the form for the incarnating soul principle—the causal body—and it also withdraws that body at the fourth initiation, when the link between form and spirit has been permanently fused and the causal body is shattered." Now which religion mentions the fallen angels as rebellious and against mankind? Christianity, and yet here we have a new or old, world religion that heralds them. Take a look at the names of the solar angels, you'll find them in the Lesser Keys of Solomon as demons.
  • This is a good question! In fact if you believe in the Bible and the scriptures Jesus said this himself, " I am the way". “Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’”—John 14:6, New International Version. Meaning of John 14:6 A person who wants to worship the Father, Jehovah * God, must recognize Jesus’ vital role. “I am the way.” Jesus provides “the way” to approach God acceptably. For example, those who pray to God must do so in Jesus’ name. (John 16:23, 24) Jesus’ death makes it possible for humans to be reconciled to God, or restored to his favor. (Romans 5:8-11) Jesus also set a pattern of conduct that those who want to please God must follow.—John 13:15. “I am . . . the truth.” Jesus always spoke and lived the truth. (1 Peter 2:22) By listening to him, a person could learn the truth about God. (John 8:31, 32) Jesus was also “the truth” because he fulfilled Bible prophecy. He thus made God’s promises a reality.—John 1:17; 2 Corinthians 1:19, 20; Colossians 2:16, 17. “I am . . . the life.” Jesus gave his life so that those who exercise faith in him might have everlasting life. (John 3:16, 36) He is also “the life” for those who have died, because he will resurrect them from the dead.—John 5:28, 29; 11:25. “No one comes to the Father except through me.” Those who want an approved relationship with God must accept Jesus’ unique role. They do so by praying to God in Jesus’ name, thus showing that they recognize Jesus Christ’s authority. (John 15:16) They also acknowledge that salvation is possible only because of Jesus.—Acts 4:12; Philippians 2:8-11 For more information on this subject and more please visit jworg.

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