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    This subject will be started with some interesting truths I like in the following article, written by FREED    

Why Are There So Many Religions? Do All Religions Lead to God?

Why Are There So Many Religions? Do All Religions Lead to God?

"The existence of so many religions and the claim that all religions lead to God without question confuses many who are earnestly seeking the truth about God, with the end result sometimes being that some despair of ever reaching the absolute truth on the subject. Or they end up embracing the universalist claim that all religions lead to God. Of course, skeptics also point to the existence of so many religions as proof that either you cannot know God or that God simply does not exist. 

Romans 1:19-21 contains the biblical explanation for why there are so many religions. The truth of God is seen and known by every human being because God has made it so. Instead of accepting the truth about God and submitting to it, most human beings reject it and seek their own way to understand God. But this leads not to enlightenment regarding God, but to futility of thinking. Here is where we find the basis of the “many religions.

Many people do not want to believe in a God who demands righteousness and morality, so they invent a God who makes no such requirements. Many people do not want to believe in a God who declares it impossible for people to earn their own way to heaven. So they invent a God who accepts people into heaven if they have completed certain steps, followed certain rules, and/or obeyed certain laws, at least to the best of their ability. Many people do not want a relationship with a God who is sovereign and omnipotent. So they imagine God as being more of a mystical force than a personal and sovereign ruler.The existence of so many religions is not an argument against God's existence or an argument that truth about God is not clear. Rather, the existence of so many religions is demonstration of humanity's rejection of the one true God. Mankind has replaced Him with gods that are more to their liking. This is a dangerous enterprise. The desire to recreate God in our own image comes from the sin nature within us—a nature that will eventually “reap destruction” (Galatians 6:7-8).

Do all religions lead to God? Actually they do. All but one leads to His judgment. Only one—Christianity—leads to His forgiveness and eternal life. No matter what religion one embraces, everyone will meet God after death (Hebrews 9:27). All religions lead to God, but only one religion will result in God's acceptance, because only through His salvation through faith in Jesus Christ can anyone approach Him with confidence. The decision to embrace the truth about God is important for a simple reason: eternity is an awfully long time to be wrong. This is why right thinking about God is so critical.I think it is wise also to show that Christianity as religion does not lead to Christ as you mentioned it for the others . 

It is a very good point on religion. And I agree that all religions lead to God for judgment day, unless God redeems you from them before He comes.
 Indeed, the Bible says that Satan appears as an angle of light ministering too, among the local churches. So, the best conclusion is to avoid mentioning a specific religion when talking about salvation. 2 Co. 11:14-15

Also, the work of the Holy Spirit, after changing a person, is to lead him through the Holy Scriptures, from the faithful translation of the true original Bible. As a matter of fact, God still leads His children regardless the variety of wrong Bible translations we have today. This is possible because Jesus, the true testimony of God who dwells in them, makes them capable of good judgment and works. 

Thanks God, He gives us Jesus as the only way of grace and faith to enter His kingdom. This is the best way to stay away from religion. 


Here is a list of them with their approximate adherents:
  1. Christianity: 2.1 billion
  2. Islam: 1.5 billion
  3. Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic/Atheist: 1.1 billion
  4. Hinduism: 900 million
  5. Chinese traditional religion: 394 million
  6. Buddhism: 376 million
  7. primal-indigenous: 300 million
  8. African Traditional & Diasporic: 100 million
  9. Sikhism: 23 million
  10. Juche: 19 million
  11. Spiritism: 15 million
  12. Judaism: 14 million
  13. Baha'i: 7 million
  14. Jainism: 4.2 million
  15. Shinto: 4 million
  16. Cao Dai: 4 million
  17. Zoroastrianism: 2.6 million
  18. Tenrikyo: 2 million
  19. Neo-Paganism: 1 million
  20. Unitarian-Universalism: 800 thousand
  21. Rastafarianism: 600 thousand
  22. Scientology: 500 thousand

ReligionDate FoundedSacred TextsMembership 5% of World 6
Christianity30 CEThe Bible2,039 million32% (dropping)
Islam622 CEQur'an & Hadith1,570 million22% (growing)
Hinduism1500 BCE with truly ancient rootsBhagavad-Gita, Upanishads, & Rig Veda950 million13% (stable)
No religion
(Note 1)


None775 million12% (dropping)
Chinese folk religion270 BCENone390 million6%
Buddhism523 BCEThe Tripitaka (consisting of the Vinaya, the Sutras, and the Abhidharma)350 - 1,600 million (2)6% (stable?)
Tribal Religions, Shamanism, AnimismPrehistoryOral tradition232 million4%
AtheistsNo dateNone150 million2%
New religions.VariousVarious103 million2%
Sikhism1500 CEGuru Granth Sahib23.8 million<1%
JudaismNote 3Torah, Tanach, & Talmud14.5 million<1%
Spiritism  12.6 million<1%
Baha'i Faith1863 CEAlkitab Alaqdas7.4 million<1%
Confucianism520 BCELun Yu6.3 million<1%
Jainism570 BCESiddhanta, Pakrit4.3 million<1%
Zoroastrianism600 to 6000 BCEAvesta2.7 million<1%
Shinto500 CEKojiki, Nohon Shoki2.7 million<1%
Taoism Note 4 550 BCETao-te-Ching2.7 million<1%
OtherVariousVarious1.1 million<1%
Wicca Note 5800 BCE, 1940 CENone0.5 million?<1%


ReligionPlace of worshipTitle of local leader
ChristianityChurch, Cathedral, Temple, MissionPastor, priest, minister, elder
No religion *NoneNone
HinduismMandir, Mandira, Temple, and other namesPriest
BuddhismPagoda, Stupa, TempleMonk
New Asian religionVariousVarious
Tribal Religions, AnimismIn natureShaman
SikhismGurdwarasGranthi (professional reader)
ShamanistsIn natureShaman
ConfucianismTemple, Shrine, SeowonUnknown
Baha'i FaithHouse of worshipUsually a lay leader
JainismTemplePriest, Pandit
WiccaCircle, GrovePriestess, Priest, Wiccan
ZoroastrianismAtash Behram, Agiyari, Prayer roomsMobed, Dastur


God is not so divided like religions in the world. God is unique and dwells only in one place. Where? He says it: 

1 Corinthians 6:17-22

17. But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit.


 18. Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. 19. Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20. you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

If you are born again, you are the temple of God for eternity. local church and religion are not necessary. The gospel of God in your life is sufficient for the journey. Are you born again in Christ? 

If you are a child of God, you will follow Christ;  if not, you will continue to follow religion and local churches. 

In this case, since we have many bibles, which bible is correct?