PC-USA 2018-07-31 - Pale Imitations

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I don’t know who first thought of marketing “Sea salt,” but right now, one of the big trends is Sea Salt. Some people will buy products with sea salt, because they are fooled into thinking that it is healthier than regular iodized salt. Some consumers hold the somewhat logical but false belief that if it is from the sea, it must have plenty of iodine, right? Some buy it simply because it is trendy, and others have an unscientific fear of iodine. In reality, Sea Salt is no healthier than the iodized salt that people have bought for hundreds of years. In fact, the old-fashioned table salt with iodine is a better provider of a vital nutrient, iodine and in that way, is superior to “Sea Salt.” (Doubter, feel free to check mayoclinic.org.) Without enough iodine, people develop hypothyroidism, goiters and other maladies. The “sea salt added” package may look pretty, but in reality, it is a pale imitation of the real thing.

The same goes for religious faith systems. There are good and bad people in all religious faiths. There are good and bad Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Baha'is, atheists, you name it. I have friends in two of those non-Christian groups. We should love everyone, regardless of their faith system. We should help those in need, as God leads us, regardless of their beliefs. But that doesn’t mean that all faiths are created equally, as far as the matter of salvation. In fact, as recorded in John 14:6, Christ Himself said

“I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me. (NASB 1977)

I have heard people say that Jesus didn’t claim to be anything other than a teacher. But that is false. About himself, he didn’t say that He is “a” way or “one road to truth.”Rather, Christ boldly said that He is the truth, the life and that no one comes to God unless they go through himself.

If we truly care about people’s Earthly well-being and eternal future, we will share the one and only true faith, and pray that God will open their eyes to the truth.

[email jan] Janice P. Moser

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