1. Every major religion claims it’s the only way - Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, etc. That means only one can be right.
2. Absolute truth is absolute. We can believe 2 + 2 = 5, but it will always equal 4. When one religion’s truth conflicts with another religion’s truth, one is wrong. For example: "Jesus is the only way" and "Jesus is one of many ways" are two conflicting beliefs.
3. Believing everything means believing nothing. Contradictory beliefs cancel each other.
Within Christianity, there’s a similar statement that doesn’t make sense: “It depends on your interpretation.” While this applies to some areas not clearly defined in Scripture,* the basic tenets of our faith are not open for interpretation.
1. Absolute truths in Scripture are absolute.
2. We can apply Biblical principles differently, but we can’t change the principles.
3. When Scripture clearly states a truth, it’s absolute, unchanging, non-negotiable, not open to interpretation.
--------------*For example: We can argue until the Second Coming about spiritual gifts, denominations, freewill, sovereignty, and whether Adam had a belly button. We don’t have every answer. These areas don’t affect our ability to live for Christ and share Christ accurately. But we cannot disagree with the basic tenets of our faith, found in Scripture, things like the virgin birth, the deity of Christ, the Trinity, Christ’s atoning death on the Cross, the necessity of accepting Christ in order to be saved, and certain other truths that are clear in Scripture.