Monday, January 09, 2012

There Are Only Two Religions

Dr. Harry Ironside:
Well, before we can get into the question of which one is true, we need to clarify something. There are not thousands of religions. There are not even hundreds of religions. There are only two: one which tells you that salvation comes as a reward for what you have done, and one which tells you that salvation comes by what somebody else does for you. That’s Christianity. All the rest fit under the other. And if you think you can get your salvation by your own efforts, then Christianity has nothing to say to you. But if you know you need to be saved, then you are a candidate.
- Quoted by Ben Patterson in Muscular Faith.

(HT:  J-Buzz)


Steve Martin said...


Great post.

You're either in Christ...or you're not.

That's it.

Steve said...

There is a third alternative that Dr. Ironside fails to acknowledge - it is those who believe there is no need of salvation in the first place. "Salvation from what and for what?" they are often heard to say.
"Out here in the fields
I fight for my meals
I get my back into my living.
I don't need to fight
To prove I'm right
I don't need to be forgiven.
- The Who , Baba O'riley.
Sadly, that is the vast majority of the human species.