The Apostle John writes in John 1v1-5, talking about Jesus "
In the beginningwas the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He waswith God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without himnothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was thelight of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.
"Jesus talking about Himself John 14v2, 6: "
Trust in God; trust also in me. I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 17v1-2 "O God, Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him.
"Most modern societies, particularly in the West, are pluralistic with manycultures evident within any city and country. With the advent of pluralism,comes the widely held belief that all religions, creeds, beliefs and non-beliefsare equal, which all ultimately lead to God and that after death, every personwill enter heaven and have everlasting life with God. That is universalism,and sadly, some Christian churches hold this belief. However, that iscontradictory to what Jesus said in the bible passages I read earlier. That isnot to say that each religion does not have an element of truth within it. Butonly one religion is ultimate and absolute truth and that is Christianity. AsChristians in the twenty first century we are often informed that Christianityis wrong, and that Jesus Christ can't possibly be the only way to God, even if a God or Gods exist.Just a scant look at each religion throws up the incompatibility betweenthem. For instance the great monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianityand Islam all profess that there is only one God. Contrast this against thereligion of Hinduism, which has millions of God, or Buddhism where theremay well be no God at all! So Universalism could really be just a form of functional religious atheism.If we were all going to be with God anyway, why would God bother having a