ALL RELIGIONS ARE THE SAME
Why do people believe that all religions are one and the same?
All people who make an effort to study through the tenets of various religions, without exception, conclude that all religions are in essence one and the same and that all of them lead us to the same God.
However, before one feels inclined to agree to the verity of such a conclusion, it is important that one understands Religion is not the same as Godliness. To that end, one must first learn the stark difference between Religion and Godliness:
1. Religion is man’s purported path to God; hence the number of Religion keeps increasing with the number of men.
Whereas Godliness or True Spirituality (as God is Spirit and being led by God is to be led by His Spirit) is God’s revealed path for man’s redemption which is only ONE since God is only One.
2. Religion is teachings of men garbed in a semblance of virtue, in order to enhance their power, wealth, honor and kingdom on earth, which is as transient as them.
Whereas Godliness is being led by God into all truth, His surpassing holiness and His eternal Kingdom.
3. Religion is founded on the blasphemous presumption of male superiority and seeks to put mere mortals on par with God.
Whereas Godliness lays bare the infallibility of God as opposed to the definite fallibility of mortals, whether male or female.
4. As a result, all religions, without exception, subject women to men; their diktat being ‘the more the subjection the more the glorification and favor of man’! So that while men pretend to serve God, women end up serving men. In fact, religions shut all doors to God both for their menfolk and their womenfolk.
Whereas Godliness advocates THE ONENESS OF GOD as the ONLY straight and level path of God; hence aptly named the Holy Highway. In fact, only in oneness one may prepare one’s way to God.
5. Religion is all about external values like dress codes, food habits, exhibitionism in the name of rituals, high places of worship, much show of submission and humility towards fellowmen and most of all, a liturgy of prayers for repetitious babbling – ALL OF WHICH ARE ONLY MEANT TO SEEK THE PRAISE AND APPROVAL OF MEN.
Whereas Godliness is RAISING ONESELF AS THE HOLY TEMPLE OF THE LIVING GOD by diligently and obediently pursuing His holiness in all matters which is not possible unless one humbles oneself before God and His infallible Word. Such a one remains in constant fellowship with God so that one’s soul is nurtured, disciplined, cleansed, encouraged and entrusted with one’s divine calling for the salvation of all those who are likewise inclined so that together they are perfected to partake in the first resurrection, the resurrection of the righteous.
6. Religion only serves the satanic purpose of keeping mankind imprisoned in their respective CURSES – of SIN and DEPRAVITY, of LAW (which in reality is the oppressive dominion of man), of SEVERE TOIL and MEANINGLESS LABOR, of increasing MISERY & SUFFERING and finally of DEATH – i.e. to SUCCUMB BODY AND SOUL.
Whereas Godliness serves the divine purpose of liberating mankind from their respective curses for a blessed life of freedom with God, both in this age and in the eternal age to come.
7. Religion is inherited by birth or usually inculcated from birth; hence the pretentious claim that someone is born into some religion. Consequently, Pride becomes the distinctive feature of the religious.
Whereas Godliness is the joyous outcome of being reconciled to God upon realizing that though one is separated from God from birth, He has paved the Way. As such, Godliness is only possible in one when one seeks to reconcile oneself with God of one’s own volition. It is not possible through physical birth but through Spiritual birth, also known as the Born Again experience. Consequently, the godly live before God in perfect humility.
8. As such, in religion, faith is no more than blind adherence to an idea, an assumption or set of beliefs introduced by man. Hence, such a faith is also called blind-faith, and it is as superstitious in nature as it is superficial in practice.
Whereas in Godliness, FAITH IS THE VERY KNOWLEDGE OF GOD. Hence, FAITH IS ALSO CALLED THE GIFT OF GOD, THE CONVICTION RECEIVED FROM THE FELLOWSHIP AND KNOWLEDGE OF GOD.
9. In a nutshell, Religion is the consequence of man’s unfaithfulness to God.
Whereas Godliness is the consequence of man’s faithfulness to God, the fulfillment of God’s will and purpose in him or her.
10. Finally, Religion is the path of God’s Judgment.
Whereas Godliness is the path of God’s Salvation.
CONCLUSION: THEREFORE, LET US BE WARNED, EVEN AS WE REALIZE THAT THE AFOREMENTIONED CONCLUSION ARRIVED AT IN THE STUDY OF RELIGIONS THAT ALL RELIGIONS LEAD TO THE ONE AND THE SAME GOD IS TRUE IN AS MUCH AS THAT ALL ALIKE WILL COME TOGETHER BEFORE HIS THRONE OF JUDGMENT.
Where does Christianity stand today with regard to above classification?
THANKS TO THE VESTED INTEREST OF RELIGIOUS MINDED MEN, TODAY GODLINESS IS LOST TO CHRISTIANITY! It is obvious that what we see around us in the name of Christianity is yet another Religion. In fact Christianity as a religion is the direct violation of Truth and the desecration of the divine Covenant of God.
God describes men, even the best of them, as ‘SLOW- TO-UNDERSTANDING’ and ‘STIFF-NECKED’. One close look and it becomes apparent why? Because, what the Jews failed to understand, the Catholics absolutely distorted and what the Catholics left unfinished, the Protestants finished off, with the evil finesse of their pens, bringing down the curtain on all semblance of Godliness in Christianity.
How? By systematically planting lies and corrupting the very Word of God through willful misinterpretations. So that it may be rightly said of them – THE MORE THE DENOMINATIONS THE MORE THE MISINTERPRETATIONS; likewise THE MORE THE VERSIONS OF GOD’S WORD REPRODUCED BY MAN THE MORE THE DISTORTIONS THEREOF.
When Godliness, which in the beginning used to surface only among a few over irregular intervals of time, began to progress in leaps and bounds after the First Coming of the Messiah, it came to be reckoned as Christianity. Albeit not by themselves but by the world.
Because, for the first time in the history of mankind people saw Jesus Christ the Son of God, the Messiah, after fulfilling His earthly mission by offering Himself as the Perfect Sacrifice for our sins, not only resurrected from the dead but also ascended back to heaven before their very eyes. What is more? As was promised, they also witnessed the powerful outpouring of His Spirit, Who then began to visibly carry on His work of gathering His elect from among ordinary men and women. These began to be called ‘Christians’ because then it was obvious that CHRIST LIVED IN THEM.
But, not so anymore! For the very magnitude of numbers by which men and women, particularly women, responded to God sparked the vested interests of the political minded for RELIGIOUS POLITY. And thus began the systematic distortion of the Word of God alongside the persecution of the faithful. Consequently and visibly there remains only the distortion of God’s Word and those that are swayed by false teachings, as the true knowledge of God itself is lost to them. So that, today Christianity is classified as just another Religion and has in fulfillment of the prophecy concerning them become synonymous with Babylon, the harlot – the ultimate symbol of man’s unfaithfulness to God!
The Word of God is emphatic, and it states that His Judgment will begin with the so-called Christians! Because, of all religions, CHRISTIANITY AS A RELIGION HAS THE SINGULAR DISTINCTION OF EXALTING MAN, BY PRETENDING TO HONOR JESUS CHRIST THE SON OF GOD, BUT IN EFFECT RELEGATING HIM AS ‘MAN’ AND ONE WITH THEMSELVES. As a result, they not only mislead all mankind with their faulty Gospel but also hold captive millions upon millions so that they are misguided into serving and honoring men, and NOT THE SON OF GOD – all in the name of Christianity!!!