It’s not the same thing


I think it’s safe to say, if you know me, I’m not the sort of person who shoves what I believe down people’s throats. I know what I believe and I’m happy to talk about it, but I realise there is a line when it comes to talking about faith. Some people just aren’t ready to hear it, and that’s fine.

I just wish other people felt the same way. I was recently confronted with a discussion about how muslims believe in basically the same thing as me. Since then I have heard this several times – in person, online and on TV.

I can’t speak for them, but I can speak for me. And frankly I’m not ok with being told by other people who my God is. I believe in the God of the Bible. I believe in his Son Jesus, His resurrection and the Holy Spirit. That’s what I believe, and I’m sorry to get all protective over that but I’m not letting anyone dictate to me what that is, or is not, the same as.

I think that lack of understanding from both sides of the argument here has resulted in a lot of people living in a mingled confusion of what they do or do not believe.

Rant over. But my thoughts are this: unless you believe that God is the only God, that He only had one Son, Jesus – who came to earth, died and was resurrected on the third day. Unless you believe that He is the only way to salvation. Unless you believe in Him and His Holy Spirit. Then safe to say, we don’t believe in the same thing.