Christianity not the only "True" religion?

United States
November 22, 2008 11:05pm CST
As a Christian, do you believe that other religions may also be right for their followers? For example, if someone is a good and devout Hindu, do you believe that a Christian still needs to go out and convert them to Christianity? Can a person still be a devout Christian and believe this?
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@ladybug565 (2217)
• United States
24 Nov 08
i will quote my pastor here, It is not for us to judge other people it is up to god. our job as christians is to love god and to love others as we love ourselves. We should not judge others because of thier beliefs even if they are different from our own. God be with you.
@jedimind (200)
• Singapore
24 Nov 08
amen to that. ultimately it's God who judges people. however, i think there's nothing wrong with presenting the truth to others. whether they choose it, it's entirely up to them
• United States
25 Nov 08
I agree. god bless you
@randis1 (112)
• United States
23 Nov 08
"I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father but through me." - Jesus If that's true, the implications of Christianity as a religion are astounding. It is either completely true or completely false. If Christ was God-incarnate and he said that Christianity is the only path of salvation, then that means by rules of deduction that others are wrong and do not lead to heaven. So to answer your question, yes I think evangelism is necessary.
• United States
23 Nov 08
When you start changing the words to suit you own interpertation then you have people following you under false pretense. I am the way mean this is the way I do so shall you, I speak the truth, and my life is an example of the way you should live your life. No one come to the father but by me. By the way I do it. I think christianinty should leave everybody alone and stop mess up people lives with the devil religion. Its the only religion without consequence until you die. Christianity tell people that you can mess up and god will forgive you. Adam and Eve only had one time to mess up and that was it. It was no forgiving they had to leave and was punish. Christian need to stop teaching and learn that that BS they are teaching, with all the rearranging words and self serving interpertation is only playing with people soul. What man has the right to gather 66 books together and call it the bible(a word that is not found in the bible) leave out what they want and call the living word of god and change the words every day. Whose god words?
@jedimind (200)
• Singapore
24 Nov 08
hey randis, i believe He is the only way too. Amen to that. as for the other comments, i don't see how this could be interpreted in any other way. But yea, you have your opinions, we have ours. Such is the result of living in a post-modern society
@sid556 (30988)
• United States
23 Nov 08
I definitly do not think that christianity is the only true religion. In fact I don't think there is any one true religion. They ALL believe theirs in the ONLY one that is true. All that is fine and well but the line should be drawn on trying to get others to convert. Those that go out and push their beliefs onto others or argue their righteousness against others because of something in the bible have far to go in learning how not to be judgemental.
• United States
23 Nov 08
would you mind if i ask what religion you would consider yourself if any? also, i believe that the Hindu religion does NOT believe in converting.. I think (not sure) that Gandhi said something along the lines of, don't convert but just go and be a good Christian if that's what you are.
@sid556 (30988)
• United States
23 Nov 08
I have read up and known people from quite a variety of religions. What religion would I be? Not sure...I think I'd be a mixed breed to be honest. I like many of the eastern religions...hinduism included. I also am very fascinated with the wiccan and pagan beliefs. All religions can be good if they help a person follow a path that helps them to lead an honest life and be kind and loving and thoughtful. Those qualities are very important.
• India
23 Nov 08
A wonderful question, I am very happy that a Christian from USA, has asked this question, in fact Christian religion is a good religion, but for a group of Missonaries, who want to convert the entire world into Christianity, (the same goes for Islam also). Everybody should know that Hinduism existed before, the advent of Christ, and till today it is flourishing, in spite of the fact that Hindus in India were conqured by the Muslims right from 10th Century A.D., in fact the main apostole of Christ St.Thomas came to India carrying Jesus Message, in fact St.Thomas was buried in Santhome, in Mylapore,Chennai,& if I am right the body was taken by the Portugese, back to Portugal.The Portugese and the English tried their best to make India a Christian country, but failed misreably. As a good Hindu, we give the respect for all the religions, in spite of the fact that most of the Muslim countries in the world will like to destroy India and Isrel. Well Gentlemen, this is my answer to all of you.
• United States
24 Nov 08
thank you so much for adding your comment about Hinduism, I wasn't quite sure about it, but I'm fascinated. I was in India last spring studying culture and religion (mainly Hinduism and Buddhism) and found it all quite fascinating.
• India
24 Nov 08
Well every religion is the best for its own followers. However, the reasons a person converts may not entirely be preaching, though missionaries play a significant role in spreading their religion. In India, many Hindus from the poor and lower segments of the society converted to Islam and Christianity. They were of course influenced by the missionaries and the imams but more than that, they were frustrated with their own religion and with their own society. Conversion to them was more like a better chance to life than true faith. So its absolutely OK if a devout Christian or Muslims comes to me with his/her beliefs, whether I convert or not is absolutely my own understanding.