There Are Only 4 Choices (TAO4C)
Since approximately 90-95% of the people of the late great planet earth have settled on four major religious or world views, logically we can conclude only these four need be examined to determine the big picture reality because if God exists He would be gracious enough to make Himself accessible:
1) Agnosticism/atheism can’t be true because the universe can’t start up all by itself, nor can it always have existed. There is no moral compass, thus, causing you to increase sin and not approach sinlessness. Morality itself can’t come out of that which has no morality. Conscience and consciousness can’t be derived from that which has no conscience and consciousness. A bird house can never produce a bird.
2) Hinduism and Buddhism are not true because you don’t get nearly endless opportunity to be a chicken then come back as a human again which never effectively deals with sin-it even encourages sin. “It is appointed unto men once to die” (Heb. 9.27). There are other problems such as the amoral god Brahma. How can he have lower standards than us, for we are moral beings? Buddhism practices Nirvana which is shutting one’s mind down, but where did God ask us to do that? He gives us nerve endings for pleasure, sensations, feelings, mind, will, emotion, intuition, ability to commune and develop our conscience which can’t be accomplished by shutting your mind down or performing repetitive mantra. This is an inappropriate way of trying to deal with human suffering. Our greatest achievements are realized through full awareness and activity of all our faculties.
3) Islam is irrelevant because it is just some guy without any evidence six centuries later in a cave all by himself who said Jesus never died, despite the well attested historical record in the primary sources of the first century. If you can alter history so arbitrarily in your own mind without any evidence, you can assume anything which opens the door to sin more. Have you noticed also that Islam is the most anti-Caucasian religion on the planet?
4) We are left with Christianity only. And so, there is a place called Hell. Those who refuse Jesus’ atonement on the cross will go to Hell. Jesus said, “He that is not with me is against me. For whoever is not against us, is for us” (Matt. 12.30; Mark 9.40). You’re against Him if you do not accept a) what Jesus did for you on the cross to receive forgiveness from God the Father for all your sins and selfishness, b) was resurrected and raised to the right hand of the Father, c) revealed to us He is the 2nd Person of the Trinity, and d) clearly said He is the uncreated Creator of the universe with the Father and the Spirit.