If a Religion Brings God Closer to Someone, You Should Respect That

Belief versus belief. Faith versus faith. Religion versus religion.

If a religion brings God closer to someone, that's where God finally finds him. Furthermore, that’s where he finds community, where he finds peace, and, most of all, where he finds love. And we should respect that. We should be happy that God finally finds him there.

Let's stop arguing about our differences in our understanding of the scriptures. After all, at the heart of the scriptures is God. And God is love. 

We build churches not to correctly understand every word in the scriptures. We build churches to spread God's love to others. After all, we, imperfect humans, will never fully understand God's perfect word. 

Let others experience God the way God wants them to experience Him, to experience love. It doesn't matter whether they are Catholics, Protestants, Baptists, members of the Iglesia, Buddhists, or Muslims. They will experience God one way or another. And that love will overflow to the world. 

Conversion is not up to us. It's up to God. Our job is to spread His love to others.

Jesus did not just preach the word of God. He preached love. 


“John said to Jesus, ‘Teacher, we saw someone driving out demons in your name, and we tried to prevent him because he does not follow us.’ Jesus replied, ‘Do not prevent him. There is no one who performs a mighty deed in my name who can at the same time speak ill of me. For whoever is not against us is for us.’”

— Mark 9: 38-40

 

“If I speak in human and angelic tongues but do not have love, I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal. And if I have the gift of prophecy and comprehend all mysteries and all knowledge; if I have all faith so as to move mountains but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away everything I own, and if I hand my body over so that I may boast but do not have love, I gain nothing.”

— 1 Corinthians 13: 1-3