The Lord Jesus before He ascended into heaven told His followers ‘…ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. 9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight‘ Acts 1: 8,9.
John the apostle quoted the Lord saying ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me‘ John 14:6. According to this verse there is no One else through Whom a person may get to Heaven! He, Jesus, is the Way, He is the Truth, and He is the Life! No one will be in Heaven except through Him!
In 2Corinthians 4: 4 it said that Satan as the ‘…god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.’
The urgency of preaching the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ is as necessary today as it ever has been. With the UN promoting indigenous religions there is an increase in these religions being practised among the indigenous and non-indigenous people around the world.
The Australian Aboriginal’s Dreamtime is an example. ‘So the sad thing about it all was the missionaries didn’t realise that we already had something that tied in with what they’d brought to us. They saw different as inferior, and they didn’t ask us what it was that we had. And it’s very sad because if they had asked… things may have been different today.
Our people, before the white man came were very spiritual people. They were connected to land and creation through the great spirit, there was a good great and a great evil spirit… And Satan was the great evil one. So there wasn’t much difference in what the missionaries brought and what we already had… .’ http://dreamtime.net.au/indigenous/spirituality/
Mixing another religion with Biblical Christianity will not work. As the apostle Peter said in Acts 4:10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. 12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
It may seem like the nice, friendly, congenial thing to do by mixing and putting another faith on par with Jesus Christ but this is only a ploy of the Devil himself. This seeking to please others will send them to hell because the reality is Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
The way to Hell is broad but the way to Heaven and eternal life is narrow. For as we are told in Romans 10:9-13 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. 12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. 13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. THIS INCLUDES THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF THE WORLD for ‘The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance’ 2Peter 3:9.
May, we who know Christ as our personal Saviour not ‘…glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.