Wednesday, 20 May 2009
One world religion in Cornwall to be set in concrete
Leaders of most of the religious faiths in Cornwall met last week to discuss a project to build a inter-faith centre where all of them could meet. The buildings name 'Dor Kemmyn' is Cornish for common ground. Representatives from the Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, Pagan, Buddhist, Bahai religions and Anglican Bishop Tim were all present. Plans are afoot for a stand promoting the project at this years Royal Cornwall Show and a faith walk this September. The interfaith movement recognizes that God is present in every religion. Apparently this is the common ground they meet on. However this statement is seriously flawed. Just a casual look into the beliefs and practices of these world religions will quickly reveal they are certainly not worshipping the same God. Jesus said "I am the way, the truth, and the life. NO MAN comes to the father, but by me" John 14:6. "Through him we have access to the father" Eph 2:18."For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus" 1Tim 2:5. This truth is foundational to the Christian faith. If Jesus is the way to God and the only way then all other ways are wrong. How then can someone proffessing to be a Christian agree to take part in such a worthless excercise? Spurgeon said that lack of concern for the salvation of souls was a sure sign of a false conversion. I believe he is right. A true Christian could never withold the very means of salvation to his neighbour if he truly cared for his eternal well being. We are called to preach the gospel to all nations and make followers of Jesus. This surely is the most loving and unifying thing we can ever do.