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If Christianity is right, all the other religions must be wrong. Discuss this statement.

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?If Christianity is right, all the other religions must be wrong?. Discuss this statement. The question of whether Christianity is the only true religion is an important one, especially in the multi-faith and diverse world we live in. There is on-going conflict between the predominantly Christian west and the Muslims in the Middle East, and each uses faith as an excuse to carry out some devastating acts, including terrorist attacks. This raises the question whether Christianity is compatible with other religions and if so, can all religions be right as well. Fundamentalist Christians are exclusivist which means that they believe that Christianity is the only way to salvation and all other religions are wrong and are false teachings. ...read more.


There are also some parallels between religions. Conservative Christians will also be exclusivist as they believe that Christianity is still the only way to salvation and for this reason they will try to evangelise and convert others to the one true religion. However, this belief is not as strongly held as Fundamentalists who would consider it blasphemous to agree with aspects from other religions. I believe that this is a better approach to have as it is more inclusive but still it does not allow for the so-called ?Anonymous Christian?. Liberal Christians, although they believe that a Christian God is still doing the saving and so other Christians are redundant (although not necessarily wrong), are more inclusivist which means that as long as you live a Christian life you will get in to heaven, even if you haven?t encountered Christianity. ...read more.


This would lead them to believe that all religions are equally valid and should work together. This would also mean that Liberals would see evangelism as unnecessary as long as you are a member of a religion, you will be granted salvation. I think that this is not a backed up view because you cannot say that Islam and Christianity are the same as they contradict each other. In conclusion, I think that Christianity should try to be accepting as possible towards other religions but I can understand that all religions have their differences. For this reason, I think that you can understand that other religions are valid to other people, even if you believe that Christianity is the only true religion. ...read more.

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