I felt strongly to admonish this individual that there is certainly nothing wrong with appreciating the wholesome and moral values and teaching of another faith, but the danger comes in when we begin believing that another path can:
- Reconcile us to our Creator, and
- Redefine our identity as children of the One True God
As a child, no matter how fun, exciting, or “good” someone else’s parent is, you can’t escape the TRUTH that the parents who gave you life are the only ones who can make that claim. Period. The same is true for our Lord, Faith, and baptism. There are many lords, but only one can reconcile us to our Creator. There are many faiths, but only one can seal our identity as sons and daughters of the One True God. And there is only one avenue to true baptism: Salvation through Jesus Christ our Lord.
We are in no way to demean the faiths of others, but let us remember that our identity is fully tied to the path of The One, not the many… He is the one who gave us life, hope, and destiny. Never stray to another, no matter how exciting or appealing they may be.
Seeking to Grow my Walk with God and Others,