We currently live in a culture where all truth is relative. Absolute truth is dismissed as being “out of touch.” As a result, there becomes a growing interest in the various assortments of religious thought.
Many people throughout the world believe that all religions are basically the same. It is true that other religions have written teachings that may contain kernels of truth. Their definitions of a god and the way to find a god attempts to soothe human reasoning.
The Christian faith is entirely based on the truth found only in Jesus Christ. The truth is founded on the authority of the Bible and its transforming power to bring people to faith and be declared righteous before God. Based on these fundamental points of the Christian faith there becomes an obvious contradiction with other religions. Both cannot be right. Therefore, we must make the conclusion that both writings or holy books cannot be considered the Word of God.
How do we know which holy book is true? The inherent interest of religious thought points to the fact that people are hungry for the truth. Other religions point to what we can do to achieve inner peace, better our future life or how to please God. It is only the Christian faith that boldly proclaims in the Bible what has already been done for us. Through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the promised Son of God, we are declared right or perfect in the eyes of God. Our eternal future of peace and paradise is secured.
When you test and compare all claims of revelation, along with the historical fact that Christ was resurrected from the dead, the Bible stands alone as the definitive “Word of God.” All other works may have wonderful literary and philosophical insights, but do not communicate the true way to salvation which is found only in Christ Jesus.
** This question and answer was inspired from the book, “Letters from a Skeptic” by Dr. Gregory A Boyd and Edward K. Boyd, Chariot Victor Publishing, 1994.