why is Christianity so exclusive

Why is Christianity so exclusive?

 

Mt. 7 13 “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. 14 For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.

 

a. Jesus claimed to be the only way to God.

Jn. 14 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

 

b. The Bible affirms that salvation is only found in Christ.

Acts 4 12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Satan is the great counterfeiter.

 

Jn. 3 16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. 19 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. 20 For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.

 

c. Sin is what separates us from God, and the shed blood of Jesus is the only means by which we can be forgiven.

 

1 Pe. 3:18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,

 

Hebr. 9:22 Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.

 

d. Satan is the great counterfeiter.

2 Cor. 11 13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. 15 So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.

 

e. Truth by its very definition is exclusive.

 

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