Yesterday, I saw the following sign in front of the local Unitarian Church.
We need less religion and more truth.
That is actually a profound statement. We do need more truth and less religion. The next question is who’s truth? Is truth relative? Or maybe there are many forms of truth that are equal. Does absolute truth even exist?
Why more truth and less religion? Religion is human’s attempt to reach God. Christianity however is a relationship with the almighty God. A relationship where God first approached human. God is eternal; we are temporal. God is infinite; we are finite. Without God’s initiative we wouldn’t even know he existed.
What is truth? That there is one God and that only through Christ we are able to reach him.
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6 (NIV)
It isn’t a choice of many acceptable paths to God. There is one way to God.