|The Angry Buddhist & Exclusivism|
A Buddhist says, "Hi, I admire your time and effort in creating this site to assist Christians on their path to limited enlightenment. However, it seems that the person born as the personality "Jesus" would be ashamed of the way your site belittles other religions. Indeed He did not teach such judgement and criticism as part of a path to enlightenment. Of course He embodied the Holy Spirit. As such, He would not teach the disunity your site breeds. May the Most High, however you interpret it, have mercy on your soul!"
The question about the exclusive nature of truth is a good one and it needs to be answered. Truth is always exclusive. Every truth claim is exclusive by definition. Even the truth claim that "there is no truth" excludes all who believe that there is truth. Jesus said: "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father to you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty." 2 Corinthians 6:14-17
Satan is a clever liar, and he wants to steal your inheritance. The human mind is also deceitful and desperately wicked just like Satan. Lies bind. It is the Truth that sets free. If there were no Truth, then it would be silly to try to speak the Truth since not truth would then exist. However, Truth does exist. Jesus is the Truth. If lies did not cause death, distruction, pain, and misery, then it would not be so important to have discernment and point out the lies and show the difference between the lies and the truth, which is one of the things that SeekFind.net does.
How cruel those people are who try to fool people and try to convince them that there is some other name or some other way.
The truth is that this Buddhist is following a different Jesus. He is not following the Jesus Christ of Scripture. He is not following the Jesus Christ Who is God, the Third Person of the Trinity. He is following a false Christ, a fabrication of his or her own mind.
The Buddhist refers to "the Most High, however you interpret it." The truth is that God's Name is I AM WHAT I AM. My opinion or your opinion, or anyone else's opinion has no effect on God's being. He is what He is regardless of what anyone says He is. Let's talk about the real God, not a figment of someone's imagination.
There are so many who desire enlightenment, but they just walk into increasingly greater darkness because they refuse to hear the Word of the Lord. They end up putting good for evil and evil for good. "Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness." Luke 11:35 "But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!" Matthew 6:23 "And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not." John 1:5
Let's see the truth of what Jesus said.
"God so loved the world, that is the cosmos, the universe and its order, that He gave His unique Son so that whoever believes into Him should not die but should have the life of the coming age, an uncreated life that does not end. John 3:16, literal and expanded
Note that Jesus is unique. Jesus is exclusive. As you read more of what Jesus said about Himself, you will see that He is the only Way to God. He is the only Truth. He is the only Life. He is the only Wisdom. He is the only Love.
"He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God" John 3:18-21
"He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him." John 3:36
"Jesus saith to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh to the Father, but by me." John 14:6
Peter said of Jesus, " This is the stone which was set at naught of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other [other than Jesus]: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." Act 4:11-12
What the Buddhist presented as truth is a dangerous lie. For an open-minded person, the Buddhist is not open to the views expressed on SeekFind.net. That is a contradiction within the thinking of the Buddhist. The only view of the world that is both internally and externally consistent is the Christian view. Stop and think. Is there any other view that is consistent with all that can be observed and also consistent with itself? There is none. All views are welcome to Satan except for the truth.
Jesus says, "He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad." Matthew 12:30
"And Jesus said to him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us." Luke 9:50
"For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world." 1 John 2:16
God has a right to be exclusive. He is God, you know. It is an abomination to try to make God in our own image. He really is not impressed with any arguments against Him. He knows the source of all those arguments. Satan. The human mind is evil. It is deceitful and desperately wicked to the point that a man or woman cannot even know his or her own mind.
When a people come to God, it is the Father who draws them. He shines His light on them. At first, most people reject the light. Over time, through His love which He is, the Father draws those who will be drawn. He keeps drawing them until the day when they accept Christ as the One who will rule over their lives and deliver them from the emptiness and pain of sin. Then, their most inner being, their spirit, is joined to the Spirit of Christ. That is the new birth. However, the fleshly nature still has no good in it. The battle between the flesh and the spirit begins. Before this point, the person was totally Satan's own, lost, free from God and slave to Satan, living in self-righteousness.
There is only one way to be saved. That is to be born again through faith in Jesus. Jesus is a real person Who is alive today. There are many who deny Him. There are some, a remnant, who know Him, hear His voice and surge with the power of His Holy Love.
Last updated: Nov, 2011
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