The message of Christ is clear…. Christians are to preach the gospel to every creature (Mark 16:15)
Those that believe will be saved and those that do not believe will be condemned (Mark 16:16)
We have no certainty about what God is going to do with those that have never heard the gospel, but that is not our concern….. our job is to obey Christ and give everybody the gospel.
When a person argues with the gospel (rather than believing it, can you say they have not heard it ?)…. it really boggles my mind when I am preaching the gospel to people that they bring up two totally INVALID arguments (instead of simply believing the good news)
- How dare you tell me that your gospel is the only way to be saved…. how arrogant ? ….. who do you think you are ? ….. with all the many religions and cultures in the world, what makes your gospel any better than anybody else’s ?
- What about the many people who have never heard ‘your gospel’ ? how can they believe ‘your gospel’ if they have never heard it ? do you think your god is going to condemn them even though they have never heard ? come on man, think rationally for a minute here, even if there is a god he certainly is not like the one you are trying to portray !
So why are these arguments invalid ? First of all, the fact that there are ‘many gospels’ all over the world is neither surprising or unexpected….. wherever there is anything of value there are always plenty of counterfeits around…. whether it’s paper money, gold or valuable painting…. there are COUNTERFEITS around…. in fact, anything of great value is counterfeited….. and common sense tells us they CANNOT ALL BE GENUINE or of equal value…. so somebody has the REAL THING…. and the rest are sadly deluded and what they have is WORTHLESS…… so instead of jumping on argument 1, the person being shown the gospel, SHOULD be asking questions and trying to determine IF the gospel you are giving them is the ‘real deal’ (that is if they give a hoot about their eternal destiny).
Argument number 2 is nothing more than a distraction….. and is really irrelevant…. because here you are showing the person the gospel…. and they are carrying on about people who have never heard, when they can NEVER claim to be in that category….. they have heard…. probably multiple times too…. and they are REJECTING the gospel to their own peril.
Are you prepared to reject the words of Christ ? ….. because He said, ‘ Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away ‘ (Matthew 24:35)
Christians have no business COMPROMISING in ‘multi faith’ services…. because we are NOT all praying to the ‘same god’….. and many evil practices go on in all these various world religions…… the whole ‘multi faith’ idea is EXACTLY what got Israel in trouble as a nation, when they were ‘led astray’ by the ‘religious practices’ of the heathen nations around them.
Uniting of the ‘faiths’….. is part of the end-time prophecy associated with the falling away from the true God and the descent into worldly evil associated with the rise of Antichrist and the reign of the Beast.
Unfortunately, if you are a true Christian, the time has come …. once again…. when you will be hated of everyone for ‘My Names Sake’ (Matthew 10:22, Mark 13:13, Luke 21:17 and John 15:18 )…… the fact that is in all four gospels means something….. we have to get the message.
so be loving to everybody….. but be FIRM….. NO COMPROMISE…. stick to the gospel as delivered in the Bible…. and do not be concerned with public reaction….. cause we are not on this earth to please people or be popular with people.