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I agree, Jesus message is the way to God

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Submitted by Keith Williams (United States), Oct 26, 2008 at 05:50

Hi Lactantius,

Very beautiful comments and verses. Very inspiring. Thanks for sharing them with me. I am glad that we are able to have a good interfaith relationship on this website. I was not expecting that. Some people put offensive comments here but some like you are good and speak from the heart. God bless you. I think sometimes we are blinded by our religions and that stops us from being friends. That is why some people put offensive comments to show hatred for others beliefs that differ from their own. I believe that we should all respect one another and one anothers beliefs and religions. I am glad that we can talk about our differences in an honest and intellectual way without being judgmental and dogmatic and I like that. We should all be able to accept each others differences and live in peace.

I only have a question about one of your comments about Jesus being the only way to salvation. Yes I was a Christian but I was always confused about this because of the prophets before Jesus. I am confused at this comment because it did not compare with the verses before it in the Bible. I don't know what it means because all of the Prophets and people before didn't know Jesus but they knew and had faith in God and followed his commandments. Does this verse mean that all people before Jesus don't have salvation but the ones after Jesus who follows him are the only ones to get salvation? And if that is not the case then the people who were before Jesus and if they did as God commanded then they should receive salvation.

I think this verse needs explaining as to what is the difference if any in following Jesus or following any of the other prophets from God or if there is no difference because all the prophets have the same message therefore if you follow one then you are following them all because they all came with the same message from God. I think that following Jesus means following Jesus message which is the same message of all the prophets to follow God's commands. If that is true then I am in total agreement that that following God's commands is the same as following Jesus message which came from God.

you are indeed guided on the straight path,

peace brother

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