In John 14:6, Jesus proclaimed, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me." Now, this is not a provable fact in the same way that His resurrection is provable, but it is nevertheless either true or false. It cannot be true that Jesus is the only way while at the same time it is also true that other religions can also offer salvation. If salvation comes through Jesus then it is because He is the Son of God and it cannot come through any other means. If there are other ways to be saved, then Jesus is a liar and a fraud and He offers no salvation at all. (cont in comments)
People who strongly believes in one religion may deem others wrong, just because it doesn't follow their customs of worship or code of conduct. It's more of a "You're wrong because this is how I do it, and everyone should do it like I do" thing.
Active theists have a tendency to make their religious beliefs their identities. So of course, representing their faith becomes a representation of their ideal selves. As you've correctly inferred with your question, everyone of them see only their own religion as ultimately correct, and the rest forever flawed and inferior. They are thus unable to admit to even the possibility that their faith is incorrect. They see a challenge to their faith as a challenge to their personal identity.
Religion is of Man not God religion is the traditions of man therefore there will always be an argument on which one is better than the other Jesus spoke against religion and denominations he said not to be divided he is the head we are the body 1 part does not have the right to tell the other part is greater than the other
Indoctrination is a powerful thing capable of rendering one's own intuition about the nature of logic completely useless. Its a common abuse around the world and is currently legal is most countries- even for children.
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If we could have keeped the law then Christ died for nothing. By rejecting Christ there is no way to get to heaven. Jews aren't allowed to even read Isaiah chapters 51 to 53 which predicts Christ, death and resurrection. Then other religions are more worried about keeping tradition then learning Gods word and applying it to there life. Others think that you can work your way to heaven...yet scriptures say God thinks of our works as dirty rags so no man can boast. Others think there is many ways to Heaven...yet Bibles says that no man comes to the Father except through Me. (Christ) It also says the road is narrow, not wide. That's in Luke. What happens is someone doesn't like what the Bible says and they branch out. Some people call themselves Christians, it's not what they say but how they live there life you can tell. If you see no difference between the world and a "Christian", then they are not Christians.
In Matthew 7:13-15 Jesus said: “Go in through the narrow gate; because broad and spacious is the road leading off into destruction, and many are the ones going in through it; whereas narrow is the gate and cramped the road leading off into life, and few are the ones finding it. Be on the watch for the false prophets that come to you in sheep’s covering, but inside they are ravenous wolves."
Jesus was warning that not all religions are good and not all religious teachers should be trusted. So, when it comes to choosing the right religious road, we need a reliable spiritual road map. That map is the Bible, which declares: “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness" (2 Timothy 3:16, KJV).
" Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by giving heed to deceitful and doctrines of demons" ( 1 Timothy 4:1) Revised Standard Version in all periods of history, Satan has used verbal and physical persecution to turn individuals away from true worship. He has employed more subtle means---cunning acts and sly devices. He has cleverly kept a large proportion of mankind in darkness by means of so many different religions, making them think that they are serving God. Lacking in accurate knowledge of God and in love for truth, they may be attracted by mystical and emotional religious services or be impressed by powerful works. ( 2 Thessalonians 2:9-10) But we are warned that even from among those who once shared in true worship, " some will fall away....paying attention to misleading utterances and teachings of demons." ( 1Timothy 4:1) Slyly, the Devil plays on our weakness. For example: celebrating Halloween? People argue that their is nothing wrong with going out trick or treating and dressing up. These people are lacking in accurate knowledge of the truth. As only one example. Answer for the person that asked the question please.