We’ve been sent a mystery package. I opened it to find a red DVD called The War Against the Indians and a stapled collection of photocopied papers. There was no letter from the sender and nothing to identify them. The paperwork included articles on the Aborigines, native Americans, and pre-Christian Irish Celts. One item in particular had been highlighted in red ink so that our attention might be thus drawn.
These photocopied sheets all seem to have the following theme: You don’t need the Bible and Christ to find God, you can find him anywhere, as pre- and non-Christian peoples have always managed.
I therefore deduce the following:
- Someone in the UK (there’s no postmark) came across our website (they use the correct name for the chapel ‘Salem’, whereas locals would call it just ‘Martin Top’).
- They read an article or heard a sermon in which we stated that salvation is found in Christ and Him alone.
- They felt disturbed by this because they are not Christian and/or they have an interest in the spirituality of non-Christian peoples.
- They chose not to identify themselves so as not to hear our response as they anticipated disagreement.
Let me ask our anonymous correspondent a simple question: if people can find God without Christ, was He a liar? He said ‘I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except by me’. If this person is correct, Jesus told lies about Himself.
Here’s another question. If Jesus did not have to pay for sin on the cross, was His death a waste of time?
I have no doubt that the Native Americans whose land was stolen by so-called Christians were a pious people who had a form of godliness. But that’s not to deny Peter’s sermon in Acts 4, when, speaking of Jesus Christ, he says:
“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved."