Religious pluralism. We made all these religions and the impending complications from them, so the ultimate question from this major working through history is – are they all valid?
The short answer is no
5Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, how do we know the way?” 6Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.7“If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him, and have seen Him.”…(John 14: 5-7)
…also Acts 4:12 “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”; Romans 6:23, John 1:1,14 and more.
Detractors can question the validity of the Bible, Earth’s creation, and so many other things. It’s challenging to examine such essential humanistic question much less discuss/debate them with others.
This sermon refers various related resources (‘What an elephant is‘ example, No We Can’t book by Richard Stearns, Jesus Among Other Gods by Ravi Zacharias) that help.
God is our ultimate authority and I hold to that. This question can also relate to other current issues (e.g. ‘gender equality’, etc.). Following God with Jesus as the center is challenging within itself, so, in my later years, these questions have faded away with my overwhelming feelings of love and gratitude toward Him for saving me even though I don’t deserve to be save and His son’s sacrifice for all of us.