“Dear friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. You must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God. For there are many false prophets in the world.” – 1 John 4:1
It’s getting toward the end of another year – believe it or not – and I feel it’s important for everyone to spend some time thinking about what you believe. It is so trendy to practice smorgasbord religion – a little dose of Jesus, a little pinch of Buddha, a little Mohammed here, and a little New Age thought there. It makes you sound so, well…spiritual.
But, did you know it is fundamentally dishonest? It is an insult to each religion, for it is like spiritual looting. It is a classic refashioning of God into your own chic image of what works for you, and it is a reminder of the many intellectual airheads today. Make a decision, for crying out loud! But don’t be a phony for every faith. They don’t say the same thing. They don’t believe the same things.
Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth, the Life. No one comes to the Father but through me.” Either He lied or was terribly insane – or He is who He said He is. This is in direct conflict with every other religion. With Him, it’s all or nothing. I believe He speaks the truth about God.
Make a decision about Jesus, Mohammed, Buddha, or whomever. But don’t insult them all with this airhead pseudo-sophisticated practice of smorgasbord religion.