Is it true that essentially all theistic religions want?
to establish 1, Fear of sin and fear of God 2.love of God and love of his creations 3. precepts to be followed for righteous living among the followers 4. Exclusivsm of its preceptor and the practices prescribed to reach the ultimate goal in life..Do you agree or disagree and if disagree the reasons therefor
- PubliusLv 74 weeks ago
No. Far too many "Christian" churches teach us to remain in our sins, ignoring the precepts that Christ gives us. Many, many churches preach that all we have to do is to believe in Jesus Christ or "accept" him in order to be saved, never mind that Christ teaches that he shall reward us according to our works.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
Here is the truth: The Lord Jesus Christ is God. Nobody can be good enough to avoid hell. The truth is that death leads to immediate heaven or hell, depending only on whether the person believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, or not. The truth is that the Lord Jesus Christ loves you and wants to bless your life freely :) Most of all, Jesus wants you with Him forever, and not in hell. It is too late to be saved, after death.
Believing on the Lord Jesus Christ means being forgiven all sins past and future and means going to heaven. The truth is that every belief except one will lead to eternal torment in the lake of fire for every person. Because nothing pays for our sins except the death and blood of Jesus, the sacrifice of Jesus that is already accomplished by Him . Jesus loves you! The truth is that the Lord Jesus Christ is God, and Jesus died on the cross to pay for all of our sins in full, and then Jesus was buried, and then Jesus resurrected from the dead. Nothing else pays for our sins, not works, not deeds, not religions. So the only way to heaven and to avoid hell, is by believing on Jesus for eternal life (John 6:47), without adding any of your own works (Romans 4:5). Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ to take you to heaven, and you will be in heaven, no matter what, guaranteed. That easy, thanks to Jesus! Tell Jesus that you thank Him that you will be with Him in heaven
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
Organised religions are basically about control and domination.. that's why they get so annoyed at non superstitious people because they can't control them through fear..
- DougLv 54 weeks ago
Religion involves man trying to reach God or a better afterlife by doing good works. Religion cannot save you; only JESUS saves.
The truth is that death leads to heaven or hell, and the only way to heaven is through faith in Jesus Christ.
The Bible is very clear that no one can earn their way to heaven since good works do not pay for sins. See Gal. 2:16, Rom. 3:23-28, 4:4-5, Eph. 2:8-9, Tit. 3:5. The only way to heaven is by believing in Jesus for His free gift of eternal life. Jesus shed His blood on the cross as the full payment for our sins. He did all the work; all He requires of us is that we believe in Him. Once you believe in Jesus Christ to save you, you are secure forever!
Because we have all sinned against a perfectly holy and righteous God, we all deserve eternal separation from God in hell (Rom. 6:23). However, God loves us so much that He sent His only Son Jesus to die on the cross as our Substitute so we don't have to go to hell. Christ died for our sins, was buried, and rose from the grave three days later (1 Cor. 15:3-4). He gives eternal life freely to anyone who simply believes in Him for it. No one can be saved by doing good works. Salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone (Eph. 2:8-9).
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life" (John 6:47).
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- Annsan_In_HimLv 74 weeks ago
Not all theistic religions teach a doctrine of sin; some teach karma and a caste system which shows no love to those in castes beneath one's own; some teach that all religious roads will lead to God so it doesn't matter what you follow. But Christianity denies that following prescribed practices will enable its goal to be ultimately reached. Christ taught that HE is the Way, the Truth and the Life, not a system of doing things!
Christianity is the only religion in the world where God comes down to us (in the Person of His Son) to lift us up to Himself. All other religious systems claim to show ways where humans can climb up to God, to merit sufficient approval to be let into Heaven or Paradise. Christianity is unique is showing that God has taken the initiative in saving sinners, out of love, and that He has already done (in Christ) what we could never do to be made right with Him.Study Ephesians ch 2. Christians are reminded, “And you were made alive, you who were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world… Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions – it is by grace you have been saved… For it is by grace you are saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no-one can boast. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
Because God, in Christ, has already done everything needed to restore our fellowship with Him, we have to be reactive to that. Sadly, a lot of people think they have to be proactive, but that is human pride kicking in - which is a sin. Our sin makes us 'dead' to God but those whom He calls are brought to spiritual newness of life: "...you he hath quickened - made alive - who were dead in trespasses and sins" - Eph 2:1. The Holy Spirit convicts such ones of their sin and need to repent and gives them the faith to trust utterly in Christ's finished work on the cross. "It is the gift of God, not of ourselves" - Eph 2:8. That is when a person becomes a Christian.Christianity is unique in its leader giving up His life to save all those who would follow Him. There was a university debate about what was unique about Christianity. Prof. C.S. Lewis walked by, asking what the arguing was about. He responded, "Oh the answer to that is easy. It's God's grace.” No other religion in the world apart from Christianity teaches the grace of God as our only hope and means.
- nineteenthlyLv 74 weeks ago
I disagree. Not all theistic religions expect people to worship or love God. For instance, reconstructionist Judaism is atheistic but part of a theistic religious tradition, and many Unitarians and Quakers are the same.
- RobsteriarkLv 74 weeks ago
Of course. Exclusivism, monopoly of supply and generation of a desire or even an addiction to the product are the only ways to ensure profit and power.