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Aren’t all religions wrong?

Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhist, Mormons, Jehovah Witnesses, etc., say their doctrines are correct and others are at least somewhat wrong if not completely wrong.  So isn’t this proof that all religions are wrong?

Answer

So if all Native Americans are found guilty by a certain judge, that judge can then assume all future Native American defendants are guilty?  Each person deserves a fair hearing and it is discriminatory to determine guilt by association.  Each religion deserves a faith hearing as well and it is just as discriminatory to conclude error without carefully evaluating the evidence. 

In addition, associations can be faulty.  Perhaps one defendant who was innocent was declared guilty.  This could happen when a judge assumes the truth instead of carefully determining the truth.  Perhaps Christianity has been assumed to be false from the outset and therefore all evidence then conforms to the guilty verdict.

Is it arrogant to say Jesus is the only way?

Is it arrogant to say that another person’s faith is wrong? If so, then it is arrogant to tell Christians they should not share their faith, for the Christian faith commands believers to do just that (The Great Commission, Matt. 28:19).  

Now Christians can be arrogant, not in stating the truth about salvation, but in their attitude in which they express it. Is it arrogant for Lance Armstrong to state he is the greatest cyclist in history? No, this is a factually accurate statement. But if he gloats about it, then his attitude, not his statement, would be arrogant. If claimed kindly, when Christians say that Jesus that is the only way to heaven, they simply making what they believe to be a factual statement. Either they are sadly wrong or indeed correct. If wrong, the appropriate response is not to get mad but help Christians see the truth. If right, why blame Christians for kindly and correctly stating the truth? The claim that Christians are arrogant for sharing their faith turns out to be selfrefuting, misguided, and hypocritical.