Search:


How Can Jesus Be the Only Way?

Printer Friendly Version Email Link to a Friend
Image for Article
If you can go to the school of your choice, root for the team of your choice, watch the cable channel of your choice and eat the yogurt of your choice, why can't you pray to the god of your choice?

The problem with Christians is that they insist they have the only way to salvation. Sometimes they talk about being "born again." Sometimes they tell you to "believe in Jesus." It all boils down to the same thing: Christians think they worship the only true God. But how can Jesus be the only way?


If you have a current subscription or current on-line account please log-in here to read the rest of this article.



1 [ Back ] Alan Watts, Beyond Theology: The Art of Godmanship (New York: Random House, 1973).
2 [ Back ] Herbert Schlossberg, Idols for Destruction (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 1990), 255.
3 [ Back ] D. A. Carson, The Gagging of God: Christianity Confronts Pluralism (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1996), 13-22.
4 [ Back ] Robert Bellah, Habits of the Heart (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1985), 232-33.
5 [ Back ] Lesslie Newbigin, The Gospel in a Pluralist Society (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1989), 1.
6 [ Back ] Swami Chindanansa, "Authentic Religion," paper given at the Parliament of World Religions, Chicago, 1993.
7 [ Back ] In James H. Smylie, "Church Growth and Decline in Historical Perspective," American Presbyterians, 73:3 (Fall, 1995).
8 [ Back ] Carson, 19.
9 [ Back ] First Things (Nov. 1993), 54.
10 [ Back ] Schlossberg, op. cit., 251.
11 [ Back ] Philip Zaleski, "The Strange Shipwreck of Robinson Crusoe," First Things (May 1995), 41.
12 [ Back ] Quoted in Erwin W. Lutzer, Christ Among Other Gods (Chicago: Moody, 1994), 80.
13 [ Back ] Hans Kng, "What Is the True Religion?" Journal of Theology for Southern Africa 56 (Sept. 1986), 4.
14 [ Back ] On Dick Cavett, in C. Stephen Evans, The Quest for Faith: Pointers to God (Leicester, England: InterVarsity, 1986), 125.
15 [ Back ] Lutzer, op. cit., 46.


Philip G. Ryken is pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).

Issue: "Exploring Mars Hill: Common Ground in Apologetics" March/April 1998 Vol. 7 No. 2 Page number(s): 17-22

    You are permitted and encouraged to reproduce and distribute this material in any format provided that you do not alter the wording in any way, you do not charge a fee beyond the cost of reproduction, and you do not make more than 500 physical copies. We do not allow reposting an article in its entirety on the Internet.  We request that you link to this article from your website.  Any exceptions to the above must be explicitly approved by Modern Reformation (webmaster@modernreformation.org).

    Please include the following statement on any distributed copy: This article originally appeared in the [insert current issue date] edition of Modern Reformation and is reprinted with permission. For more information about Modern Reformation, visit www.modernreformation.org or call (800) 890-7556. All rights reserved.



donate | contact us | customer service | terms of use | privacy policy | submissions
Copyright © 2014 White Horse Inn