Religious pluralism is the belief that there is equal saving power in all religions. Here are ten things you need to know about religious pluralism.
Some contend that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. This article shows that this cannot be, since it is not possible to reject the Son and worship the Father.
This article discusses the exclusive claim of Christianity, in light of Acts 4:12.
What distinguishes true religion from a false one? This article discusses four indicators of true religion vs. false religion. Important to note in the religion is the place given to God and the place given to man.
This is the fifth article in a series on various doctrinal issues facing the church today. This article looks at the challenge introduced by pluralism and interfaith. Christians should not compromise the truth about God, Jesus Christ, or the gospel; however, they must find a way to build bridges to reach others for Christ.
How should we evaluate inter faith dialogue? In this article an analysis is offered of the report prepared by the Inter-Faith Consultative Group of the Board for Mission and Unity, at the request of the General Synod of the Anglican Church in 1981. This article gives useful principles for the contact with other religions.
Should we be positive about interreligious dialogue? Some theologians from an evangelical persuasion are very positive about the possibilities of such dialogue. This article reviews these theologians' arguments in order to see what is needed to develop such an approach to dialogue, and makes suggestions about where the question might lead to in the future.
Looking at the hesitance to use the word religion to describe the Christian faith, this article shows that opting to describe Christian faith as just a relationship with God does injustice to the faith. The author calls for a proper use of the word religion.
This article suggests how to engage with a Buddhist, by showing how many aspects of Christianity sharply contradict the Buddhist worldview.
This article presents a dialogue between actors of different faith convictions: one is an unbeliever, the next is Reformed, and the third is Roman Catholic. The discussions touch on aspects such as the authority of Scripture and proofs for the existence of God. At the end the author notes both positive and negative aspects of each position.
What is the impact of the phenomenon of modern socio-cultural pluralism on the Christian faith? In particular, this article looks at how pluralism has been used to justify recent theological proposals commonly labelled "the theology of world religions" or "pluralistic theology." These proposals suggest that Christians cannot represent the Christian faith in such a way as to exclude or even threaten the validity of other world religions.
Christianity and Judaism are different religions. Why is that? After all, Jesus and the apostles were all Jews. What was the nature of the Judaism that prevailed in the 1st century AD? What was the view of God? How was Jesus Christ related to the Jewish God? How should biblical monotheism be interpreted in the light of Jesus’ claim to be the Son of God send from heaven?
What is the relationship between the Christian faith and other religions? What is a good biblical theology of religions? In this paper, the author goes into a dialogue with the inclusivism views of Clark Pinnock. Yong argues that there is a lurking danger of relativism in the critique of Pinnock against exclusivism.
This article addresses the relationship between the church and Israel as it is reflected in the different views on Jesus as Messiah. The history of the early church reflects a vigorous debate between Jewish scholars and the church about the true identity of the Messiah. Probably the most well-known interaction from the patristic period is Justin Martyr's Dialogue with Trypho, who was the Jew from the second century.