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Why Are Many Religions Needed

Why do we need so many religions?

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There is only one religion that is NEEDED: The Gospel of Jesus Christ, as laid out in the Holy Bible.

There is great variety in the way Christians like to worship, baptize, take communion etc... none of which are central to the Gospel. There are multiple theological side-issues about which Christians like to argue. But the Gospel is simple...simple enough for a child to accept, or an illiterate tribesman.. or a dying person whose mind is clouded by pain or medicine.

It's fine to have different churches, but I hate to see Christians divided and thus weakened by, unessentials.
---Donna66 on 7/31/08

WE don't. that is mans fault. The devils game.
It is his delight to cause confusion and chaos and doubt.
But when Jesus comes back every knee will bow unto him. And He will show us how it must be for the 1000 years He will reign on earth.

As long as we keep worshiping Jesus, putting God first, belief in Him , Faith in Him, Hope in Him Trust in Him..doing our best to follow Him. Love our neighbor, forgive each other, repent of our sins.
That is all we can do.
We need to stop fighting amongst our fellow Christian brethren.
---Paul on 7/30/08

Nicole>>>I like what you said about religious people not being able to be saved because they think they are already saved Also, so many people believes that they are on their way to heaven and fall so short of it. It is amazing how God could save someone who beleves that they are already saved. I have often thought about this. This is serious. First God must convict that you are lost. It pays for people to at least acknowledge that they are lost. They may not understand their condition very much, but still-----
---catherine on 7/28/08

A religious person can't get saved because he thinks he already is. I am talking about religious, not true born again believers.---Pastor_Herb on 7/25/08

Pastor, true born again believer are religious still.

Just because you put 'true' in front, it doesn't change 'believers'.

You can't say truly dead as it is more dead than just saying dead.

Either you are Saved or not Saved.

Jesus not the God of Chaos, but Order.

Now, if you think my method of Salvation is incorrect, that's another thing.

But, only Jesus' method of Salvation is Salvation, since He died for us.

Many people will be shock in Heaven to see others they deemed as damned, Saved.
---Nicole on 7/28/08

There are many religions because the whore Babylon (confusion) has many daughters and we have freedom of choice. There will only be one religion in heaven. That's the one we should choose now.
---jerry6593 on 7/27/08

I agree Sara. All we need is Jesus, in whom the fullness of the Godhead dwells. The system of religion, (even though God has things done decent and in order), makes it easy for people a religion to follow rather than receive Jesus Christ and follow Him.
---theresa on 7/26/08

Religion is the devils most prized possession, Religion has taken more people to hell than getting drunk. A drunk can get saved because he knows he is doing wrong. A religious person can't get saved because he thinks he already is. I am talking about religious, not true born again believers.
---Pastor_Herb on 7/25/08

Because man put religion into motion. Christianity started by us following Christ, from there after the apostles died people decided to start making their own churches from there. & many "christian denominations" spurred off. but that is just Christianity! RELIGION itself is with many different peoples beliefs. I am attending the menonnite church, but I am still with in the Christian community,but not with any "mainstream" churches.
---candice on 7/25/08

Satan has many systems that he has set up to distroy people. Religion is one of those systems. It is not God's will for us as His people to be seperated.There is nowhere in the Bible that tells you to that a specific religion is correct and the other is incorrect. Satan just wants to separte people and cause confusion. How many non-saved people have you spoken with that say they don't believe because every religion is different.
---Sara on 6/6/07

So much emotionalism, MikeM. and Ashley.
---Barbara_Smith on 6/6/07

MikeM: You are so right. It saddens me deeply that many ignor or reject verses from their own bibles to answer questions. The truth will set you free, but many do not want to hear it. Can you imagine what miracles God can perform in their lives, if people opened their eyes spiritually. Satan would lose all his power over man, if people would accept the true answers, regardless of the source. Too many times though, many see truth as evil and evil as truth.
---ashley on 6/5/07

Why many religions?

It's what the people want to hear. If, in their hearts, they don't believe a loving God can put people into an everlasting hell, then they would join the Jehovah Witnesses. If a person wants to believe that worshiping statues of Mary and the saints can get them to heaven instead of relying on only one person (Jesus), then join RCC. If worshipping creation, then Wiccas for you. It's whatever your heart desires, there is a religion for you. If not, you can always start your own.
---Steveng on 6/5/07

We don't, we only need Jesus.
---Eloy on 6/5/07

Ashley-What I note over and over here is the inability of most here to deal with the issues themselves. Doctrines, beliefs, ideas when the flashlight of rationality is turned on crumple. All they can say is 'your a cult/heritic/infidel-and run thus the issue is nver dealt with, the issue of substance traded in for -AD HOMINUM =attacks.
---MikeM on 6/5/07

I have news for all of you, God will deal with each person in His timeing.
---catherine on 6/5/07

MikeM:God is going to deal with the RCC in due time. The day is coming. Our timing is not God's timing.
---Robyn on 6/5/07

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Lorra8574: No one has to conform to anyone beliefs. Certainly not mine. I never said this. But whatever choice we make, I pray it will be according to God's will and desire.Know the truth and the truth will set you free.(St John 8:32)
---Robyn on 6/5/07

Private: I see you are not a believer. You are calling God a liar!! Wow! The bible is to be taken literally. We do not just follow any religion.
We have a choice to find the truth. That is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.Being a good person means nothing in God's sight. There are many good people who do not believe in Jesus Christ. We must be born again. There is no other way.
---Robyn on 6/5/07

Mary::WHY many religions.IT is to cause confusion.Thats obvious The next step is which is the TRUE one.The only one stated & introduced by Jesus is in Matt 16;17-19.The next step is tocast out ones Pride & return to His Church.Flaws are made by men NOT God. Follow me says Jesus;Repentance is applicable to all who have fallen short of the Glory of God.Only the sick are in need of a physican.I came not to call the Good but the sinner.Learn more about Jesus through Mary His Mother.
---Emcee on 6/5/07

MikeM, I have studied the early Church and nothing was added or taken away for reason of politics. It is true that the Roman emperors interfered with the Church, but God led us through that difficult era until only we remained and the Roman Empire crumbled.
---lorra8574 on 6/5/07

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There is only one truth, Jesus Christ and gospel. There are many religions because man contradicts the bible. People have to work hard, repent, and endure to the end to enter God's kingdom. Many look for the easy way out through laziness. They invent false doctrines to deceive many. Truth is now lost in rhetoric. Why: Satan has duped many into believing they are saved without repentence on their part. They can disobey God openly, with no repercussions. The bible is true, but many reject it.
---ashley on 6/5/07

Robyn, Jesus is The Way, The Truth and The Life. Others do not need to change their beliefs to conform to ours, they need to conform to Christ, period, and become Christians. Of course, the closer they become to our system of beliefs the easier it will be for them to convert.
---lorra8574 on 6/4/07

Robyn said; "We are not to tamper with, change or remove anything from the Word of God. This is what cults do. They mix lies and truth and then lead people astray. God will take care of them soon"

The problem is; The RCC compiled the Bible adding/taking away based on politics. The RCC is the oldest Christian Religion, God aint dealt with them yet.
---MikeM on 6/5/07

Robyn said; "I see no reference to Buddhism, Hinduism, Christian Science and all these off branch cults, spoken of in the Bible" That should tell you something-Like What? I have reasons for believing the Bible is inspired, and reasons not to take it literal.

Adding or taken away refers only to the Book of Revelations.

BTW-Hinduism is older than the Bible.
---MikeM on 6/5/07

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Hundu's Buddhas and other religions of the world need to come in line with the teachings of the bible. Judaism and Christianity are the only recognized ways to Christ. The Jews honor God their way and the Christians have their way. We(Christians) do not have to follow Jewish rules and regulations and vice versa. God put this in place I did not.If you read your bible you will know this. We are told to pray for the Jews and Jerusalem. There is a reason for this. We owe so much to the Jews.
---Robyn on 6/4/07

I see no reference to Buddhism, Hinduism, Christian Science and all these off branch cults, spoken of in the Bible. That should tell you something. The Word of God is right and we've got to live the life God's way not our own evil way. We are not to tamper with, change or remove anything from the Word of God. This is what cults do. They mix lies and truth and then lead people astray. God will take care of them soon.
---Robyn on 6/4/07

We only need one religion, found in the Church that Christ established. All others are extras that developed due to other people trying to find God without knowing for certain who He is. God created the whole world and related to all humans in one way or another, but only a few accepted and understood the message. This is why we have so many interesting parallels in pagan mythology. Greek "god" Zeus produce a number of heroic demi-gods by miraculous means, including a virginal birth.
---lorra8574 on 6/4/07

As I am to understand, all religions, beliefs, sects not Robyn are cults? What is seen in modern fundamentalism is 'everyone there own church' this is Luthers paradigm of priesthood of believers' carried to the extreme, it is also a form of Gnosticism, a subjective religion. I do ask, "By what authority does any fundamentalist/protestant administer the ordainances of the Gospel as in the primitive Church?
---MikeM on 6/4/07

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Man being made in Gods image, is an organizer and has great imagination,creativity and need to control. For those reasons, man has always needed to explain and catagorize life through philosophy,religion,astology,majic,psychology or science. So far, none of these methods have led to mans finding truth and meaning but have made for interesting reading and discussion. The truth came in in power with Jesus Christ but not all are humble or even destined to believe in the Son of God.
---jody on 6/4/07

We do not need religion my dear. We need the one true Gospel of Jesus Christ. That is a relationship with Christ and not religion. People have sought out many ways and schemes.Making up their own religions and denominations. This is what cults are. We want to do what we want to do. Its not going to work. Its only one way...God's way. God is not into religion.
---Robyn on 6/4/07

I feel that all one has to do to answer that question is to look inward at one's self. There are so many religions because not everyone agrees on what is right or what is wrong. Even before Christianity came along the Native Americans had numerous gods to try to appease all the people. This does not mean that it is all right.
---Seth on 6/3/07

Religion is NOT needed. God IS needed. Religion brings death. God and Jesus Christ bring life.
---Leslie on 12/31/06

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Religion makes man feel good... it is something he is doing and he feels good about it. Religion is not needed. It is Jesus Christ Who is needed to save man from his sin. Jesus paid the price in full on the Cross for sin. Trouble is man is so full of pride that he does not even want to admit that he is a sinner.
---Helen_5378 on 8/8/06

Maybe there are diffrent gods. Maybe their are diffrent ways to worship gods Who knows. Don't question it. Everyone is entitled to their own right. And everyone has their own belifs. Some people dont even follow a religon and sort of have their own. You should pick a religon that fits your morals. As long as your a good person, I don't think it matters. I don't think anyone is evil either. Like if you kill someone, their either mental, or they've had bad experisnses that affect them in a negative way.
---private on 8/8/06

_Pek I love Jesus too, but having studied religion from 2000 bc to the present in which perhaps 500 included believers being able to call God 'Father' and get eternal life, Christianity is just one of many who does that. There are over 100 religions that claim its founder was resurrected too so we don't have a corner on that either. We do, however, as Paul say often have the Spirit and those fruits are what makes us different from evil spirits given to believers in other true but satanic religions.
---Billy on 3/25/06

Why are they needed, their not.
---Thomas on 3/24/06

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I am equally puzzled why God allows so many faiths and religions to be practised. After I discover the working of freedom or free will or free choice that is given to every human being (Or things) from God, I notice it is out of fear to confront God of the Bible that man found other (impossible) ways to go to God. No any religion is like Jesus telling you to call God heavenly Father and that you shall not die but live eternally with God and Jesus if you have faith in Him as truth, way and life.
---Pek on 5/9/05

Jerry-( The protestant reformation began to uncover and reject these false doctrines0 If that was the case WHY so many CHURCHES broke out of the PROTESTANT REFORMATION, could it be they will teaching FALSE DOCTRINES!!!
---ruben on 5/1/05

Jerry ... presumably you are saying that only a small remnant of "Christians" form the true church ... The Revelation texts give some idea as to how they are to worship ... but you might give us a clue as to who this small remnant is.
---Alan_of_U.K. on 4/27/05

We don't. Since there is only one true God, there is only one true religion. That was the religion first instituted in the Garden of Eden, confirmed by the Hebrew experience in the wilderness, ratified by the ministry and sacrifice of the Messiah, confirmed by the millions in martyrdom during the dark ages, and still in existence today as a small remnant. Who are they? See Rev 12:17, 19:10.
---Jerry on 4/27/05

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Mainstream Christianity was corrupted in the early centuries after Christ by pagan influences, customs and beliefs. The protestant reformation began to uncover and reject these false doctrines one at a time, and thus were formed the myriad of denominations we have today. It is no wonder that this plethora of partial-truth entities is referred to as Babylon [confusion] in the Bible, and we are exhorted to come out of her my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. (Rev 18:4)
---Jerry on 4/27/05

We don't. But people don't want to except the truth for what it is because it doesn't always go along with how they want to live their life. Not to mention the enemy deceives many. Thus we have many different beliefs and many religions with denominations/sectors within each one. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. No man comes to the Father but by him. We will try various roads, but there is only one that leads to heaven's gates.
---Katie on 4/26/05

Dissention is one of satans tools causing confusion as is evident from these blogs & the various subjects, which proves we are like sheep without a shepard.Pick up your cross & follow me.Choice is up to you.Jesus made only ONE church after his Ascension.I am a catholic, hopefully by the grace of Almighty God a good One.
---Emcee on 4/26/05

Mary : There is only one Religion.Go to the Commandments live by them.Love is the essence of all creation. Seek ALL that is holy. Bless you.I am a catholic.
---Emcee on 4/26/05

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Yes Candice ... strangely here in the uK I would say the "mainstream" churches are those with the more traditional forms of service.

But increasingly I notice that there is more and more "worship", and less teaching and prayer.
---Alan_of_U.K. on 4/26/05

I consider the "mainstream" very much Christian. I just don't attend there anymore.I am into more traditional type services.Hymnal music, reading the bible, some churches I attended had more worship then service,but I still consider them Christian services yes.
---candice on 4/26/05

Because some people get mad at the preacher for teaching God's word and how it is, and the people didn't like it because they knew they would have to live by it, so they left and made "their chruch". Not all are like this. but this is what I have seen in many churches.
---Rebecca_D on 4/26/05

Hopefully you mean 'Why does sinful mankind still have a need to worship something other than just himself?' In spite of the rhetoric of many atheists, it's because we were created that way! Unfortunately, too many people opt out for believing only in FALSE gods, demons or just themselves instead of worshipping the One True God who created us and the whole Universe and accepting His gift of salvation through Christ!
---Daniel on 4/26/05

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Acts 20:28-30 Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock... For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things to draw away the disciples after themselves
Jere 50:6 My people have been lost sheep. Their sheperds have led them astray... They have forgotten their resting place.
---Robin on 4/25/05

2 Tim 4:3,4 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselvews teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.
2 Cor 11:14,15 And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.
---Robin on 4/25/05

2 Thess 2:9-12 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
---Robin on 4/25/05

Jude 4 For certain men have crept in unnoticed... ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness...
Malachi 2:8,9 But you have departed from the way; You have caused many to stumble at the law... you have not kept My ways but have shown partiality in the law.
2 Peter 2:1,2 there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies... and many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemes.
---Robin on 4/25/05

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1 Tim 4:1 "in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons"
Thess 2:3,4 "that day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed...who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God."
Daniel 8:12 "Because of transgression, an army was given over to the horn to oppose the daily sacrifices; and he cast truth down to the ground. He did all this and prospered."
---Robin on 4/25/05

Is it "need" or want? We only NEED Jesus the Christ and His scripture. We WANT our flavor so we don't get uneasy having to conform or admit we may not have the answers. In the beginning it was not so... There is One God and His Word. Either we are the realization of that Word, or some other word. No, not robots, yet parts of our God, in His image.
---mike_fl on 4/25/05

People are created to worship. We need it. Satan knows this about us so he makes sure we get the wrong messages and he sets false gods in our paths. People have been worshipping since we were created. And we have worshipped everything from Ra the sun god to Michael Jackson. There are so many that dont find the way to the one true God, Jehovah, so they settle for a lesser god.
---Julie on 4/25/05

Candice ... your last sentence is not quite clear. Are you saying that you do not regard "mainstream" churches as being within the true Christian commuinity?
---Alan_of_U.K. on 4/25/05

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