Acts 4:12 (ESV)
And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.
“All roads lead to heaven, right?
“But can they? The sentence makes good talk-show fodder, but is it accurate? Can all approaches to God be correct?
“Islam says Jesus was not crucified. Christians say he was. Both can’t be right.
“Judaism refuses the claim of Christ as the Messiah. Christians accept it. Someone’s making a mistake.
“Buddhists look toward Nirvana, achieved after no less than 547 reincarnations. Christians believe in one life, one death, and an eternity of enjoying God. Doesn’t one view exclude the other?
“Humanists do not acknowledge a creator of life. Jesus claims to be the source of life. One of the two speaks folly.
“Spiritists read your palms. Christians consult the Bible.
“Hindus perceive a plural and impersonal God. Christ-followers believe “there is only one God’ (1 Cor. 8:4 NLT). Somebody is wrong.
“And most supremely, every non-Christian religion says, ‘You can save you.’ Jesus says, ‘My death on the cross saves you.’
“How can all religions lead to God when they are so different. We don’t tolerate such illogic in other matters. We don’t pretend that all roads lead to London or all ships sail to Australia.” [Max Lucado, The 3:16 Promise, (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2007), p. 26-28]