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 The Fall and the Existence of Other Religions.

It is always of interest to read first hand what people outside of circle are thinking,i share this post as an example.

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The Fall and the existence of other religions

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Published: 7 February 2012(GMT+10)
Maria O. from the Netherlands writes, and CMI’s Lita Cosner responds, interspersed:

Hi there!

Let me tell you that I am an agnostic person. There is a question in my head that I wish you can answer. If there is only one true god, then, how come, the world today has diverse religions?

Because the world is fallen, and some people groups forgot who the true God is. Others consciously rejected Him. Some people still reject Him today. We’re told that even though people should be able to see from creation God exists, they reject Him and worship other things instead—so the revelation in nature is sufficient only to condemn, not save (Romans 1).

And why did he only choose Israel as his chosen people? Why did he ONLY talk to Jewish prophets?

The history of the Jewish people serves to show that God can use the most unlikely of peoples, and that God doesn’t choose the most special or deserving, but those whom He will be glorified by choosing.

His people were never going to be just Israel; even in the earliest times we can see God working through Israel to save all nations. Indeed, that was part of the original promise to Abraham. And re: speaking only through Jewish prophets, this was the case in the Old Testament, and the majority of the earliest Church was made up of Jewish converts—the apostles themselves were all Jews, and the fact that they wrote so much of the New Testament means that it will be mostly Jewish by default. But many think, and it is my own personal opinion, that Luke was probably a Gentile (based on Colossians 4:10–14 and Philemon 24), and between Luke and Acts, he wrote the largest proportion of the New Testament.

The conclusion to this article can be read at:

 2012/2/9 14:27

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