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In this world full of gods we often hear the refrain - “All religions are simply different paths to the same place. Follow your path!” This is not surprising in some religious groups. But when the idea is held among otherwise reasonable Christians it draws me to a sudden stop. How in the world could anyone say there is a biblical basis for such an idea? Our Psalm for this week points it up very clearly. Psalm 81:9-10 says, “There shall be no strange god among you; you shall not bow down to a foreign god. For I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it” (ESV). Here, among many places, God makes exclusive claims. There is one LORD, not more than one. He is the only one who rescues his people. To say there are others is to proclaim this a false statement.
How do God’s people respond? Through devotion and trust. He is the only one in whom the Christian can hope. This is Christianity in a nutshell. God alone is able to rescue his people, which he does as we open our mouths to receive Him.
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