In conversations with other Christians about the vast number of world’s religions, I usually encounter two different convictions.
Over the last couple of weeks, Dr. Duane Miller has been teaching a class at Crown of Life Lutheran Church, San Antonio, TX, on Islam. He's introduced us not only to the religion's history and theology, but also drawn upon his Ph.D. work to relate some of the conversations he's had with men and women who converted from Islam to Christianity. I asked him to write an article about the difference between these two Faith's understanding of divine love. I thank him for his insights.
So what do you think? When it comes right down to it, don’t most of these religions lead to the same God? My answer—and I believe the answer of the Christian scriptures—is an emphatic YES. Most faiths in the world do worship the same deity; their religious paths lead to the same destination. Only it’s not the deity you might think, or the destination they have planned.