Which religion is the most correct?
Can you accurately and objectively answer the questions: "Of the various and differing religions of the world, which one is the most correct or truthful?"
My friend, I must admit that I've never heard a debate on which religion is the most correct that I felt was fruitful.
Most often each person returns to the starting point with the same answer: I believe my choice of religion is the one closest to the truth.
Of course, we should all remember that it has been proven that we may believe something sincerely and be wrong!! Centuries ago great scientists sincerely believed that the earth was flat, but they were wrong. I think you would agree with me that every "religion" has some truth. And most of us would admit that religious systems are not infallible, therefore they may contain some error.
All religions try in some way to address the fundamental questions that linger in the heart of every human being such as: What is ultimate reality? Who is humankind? What is the basis of morality? What is the meaning of human history? What happens to a person at death?
Anthropologists tell us that even primitive cultures grasp for answers to these difficult questions. Each religion eventually develops a "belief system" that attempts to provide solutions for these questions. One thing we know for certain is that no matter how much truth a religion may contain, it is possible for people to misinterpret and misapply that truth.
This happened 2,000 years ago in Jerusalem when the Pharisees and chief priests thought they were worshipping the one supreme deity correctly. It is true that they were religious men with a well developed religious system, but they were not possessors of the real truth. their religious head knowledge and ritual did not qualify them for acceptance into the Kingdom of Heaven, Isa Al-Masih made it clear to them that their religion was not enough.
Woe unto you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of dead men's bones and everything unclean. In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness. Injil, Matthew 23:27,28
My friend, may I suggest to you what I feel is a better way? The true seeker is wise to move beyond a comparison of "religions." My prayer is that people everywhere will be attracted too that aspect of Allah that passes our understanding and is far above a human religious system, that is His love.
Remember that Allah's love is never a fake and that it cannot be imitated by any person or even Shaitan. Once we have discovered it, we can be sure that we have discovered something more than religion…..we have found ultimate truth.
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