Why are there so many different religions?
to Truth Seekers
Notice how the the
Bible answers this question.
Jesus spoke of false prophets:
7:15-16) “Be on the
watch for the false prophets that come to YOU in sheep’s covering,
but inside they are ravenous wolves. 16 By their
fruits YOU will recognize them. Never do people gather grapes from
thorns or figs from thistles, do they?
He described them as workers of
7:21-23) “Not everyone saying to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter
into the kingdom of the heavens, but the one doing the will of my
Father who is in the heavens will. 22 Many
will say to me in that day,
‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name,
and expel demons in your name, and perform many powerful works in
your name?’ 23 And yet then
I will confess to them: I never
knew you! Get away from me,
you workers of lawlessness.
Paul also spoke of
these workers of lawlessness and revealed the source of their power.
Thessalonians 2:9-10) But the lawless one’s presence
is according to the
operation of Satan with every powerful work and lying signs and
portents 10 and with every unrighteous
for those who are
perishing, as a
retribution because they did not accept the love of the truth
that they might be saved.
deceivers are misleading millions and leading them to their death.
Notice in the next verse that God, again, does not force his will on
Thessalonians 2:11-12) So that is why
God lets an operation of error go to them, that they may get to
believing the lie, 12 in order that they all
may be judged because they did not believe the truth but took
pleasure in unrighteousness.
Jesus first pointed to Satan as the source of false
religion when speaking with some of his opposers.
Why is it you do not know what I am speaking? Because you cannot
listen to my word. 44 You
are from your father the Devil, and you wish to do the desires
of your father. That
one was a manslayer when he began, and he did not stand fast in
the truth, because
truth is not in him.
When he speaks the lie, he speaks according to his own
he is a liar and the father
of [the lie].
There are currently more than 41,000 different
religions claiming to be be Christian, and yet Paul said this in a
letter to the Corinthian congregation:
Corinthians 1:10) Now I exhort YOU,
brothers, through the name of our Lord Jesus Christ that
you should all speak in
agreement, and that
there should not be divisions among you, but
may be fitly united in the same mind and in the same line of
The only way that could possibly be accomplished
would be for every one of those 41,000 denominations, considering
itself a part of Christianity, to hold up every concept, teaching, or
ideology preached from it's many pulpits to the yardstick of God's inspired word of truth and reject
any that doesn't measure up.
really trust the Bible