Majority Religious Belief
- By Dr. Ramesh Richard
- Published 07/8/2008
Dr. Ramesh Richard
A spiritual philosopher, Dr. Ramesh Richard speaks on the ultimate issues of life to tens of thousands of people around the globe each year. He clarifies the message of God and the meaning of the Bible to wide-ranging audiences-from Harvard to Haiti, from Prime Ministers of nations to the masses in them, from gatherings of a few to a hundred thousand. He has been given the opportunity of speaking good news and providing personal hope for people in over 70 countries. An inspirational speaker and graduate school professor, Dr. Richard has earned two doctoral degrees-a Th.D. (in systematic theology) from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. (in philosophy) from the University of Delhi. He has also authored several books including "Soul Passion", "Soul Mission" and "Soul Vision".
Spiritual Truths from Contemporary Life to Build You Up
I was thinking…
“Most Americans agree with the statement that many religions – not just their own – can lead to eternal life. Among those who are affiliated with a religious tradition, seven-in-ten say many religions can lead to eternal life.”
This national poll (released June 23, 2008) on what America believes comforts us in terms of social relationships. Social relationships can easily fray when they are driven by ideologies and demagogues. We must treat each other humbly, and view all religions respectfully. All people are precious. And religions are precious to their followers.
What we must avoid, however, is translating majority opinion to confirm, verify, and substantiate truth, especially salvation truth.
It’s a simple thought: “just because the majority believes so, is it so?” And a good question, since the only person whose opinion really counts in this regard is the One who provides the road to eternal life. And I don’t believe He was consulted in this opinion poll.
And if He wasn’t consulted on the matter of eternal life, should the poll make news headlines? Or take valuable headspace?
What do you think?
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