This religion has some admirable characteristics, and most religions do. The problem is exactly that. As we look at the world religions, we see many of them teaching some good things. This is one of Satan’s best tricks if he can get us to look at the similarities in all the religions instead of the distinctiveness of Christianity, he can keep us confused. Is unity of all races a good goal? Yes, if it is unity in the truth of God’s word. Is equality of the sexes an admirable thing? Yes, if by that one means that neither sex is mistreated and that they are considered people with human rights as opposed to property. But is that what is meant by such teachings or is there something else taught that would violate God’s word.
Are all religions essentially worthwhile? What about the Satanic religion? What about the religion of humanism? While many religions have some good teachings, they also have some bad. Are we supposed to swallow the poison along with the medicine? From a secular standpoint religions are all pretty much the same. They all have some type of moral code. Isn’t that good? They all give a portion of their time and material resources to “worthy causes”. Isn’t that admirable? The point is though that we are not talking about religion from a secular standpoint. We are talking about religion from a spiritual standpoint. While society may receive some of the same benefits from many different religions, The human soul can only truly be benefitted by a religion that can redeem one from sin and make reservations for eternity.
Of all these “worthwhile religions”, not a single one of them has as its founder anyone who can save them from their sins, raise them from the dead, or assure them happiness for eternity. So when we measure the true value of these religions we find them worthless. (John 14:6) “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” You have heard it before most likely, but it is good to remember. Jesus didn’t claim to be part of the truth, or one of many ways, or one of several that could bring life. Quite to the contrary of teaching the essential worth of all religions Jesus taught the worthlessness of any other religion. Do you want the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth? Do you want to go THE way that leads to eternal joy and salvation from sin? Do you want life in this world and the next? Jesus is the only one who can provide any of these three, much less all of them.
Don’t be fooled by the devil when he puts a candy coating on his poisonous lies. All religions outside of Christ are the same, but they are not the same as Christ’s.