The Pope in a video message in which he calls for dialogue between the world’s religions ascertains that we are all children of one God, which is true. But then he adds that the different religions of the world seek the same God just in “different ways”. According to Holy Scripture there is only one way to seek the one true God and that is through the Son Jesus Christ.
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).
Other religions such as the Muslim faith for example, do not believe Jesus is the Son of God, do not believe in the Holy Trinity, do not believe in the crucifixion therefore do not believe in the resurrection of Christ.
But still the Pope insist that, “Many think differently, feel differently, seeking God or meeting God in different ways”.
‘Pope Francis’ Calls for Collaboration With World’s Religions, Those Who ‘Meet God in Different Ways’
By Heather Clark/Christian News Network
ROME — In his first-ever video declaring his “prayer intentions,” the Roman Catholic leader Jorge Bergoglio, also known as Pope Francis, called for dialogue and collaboration among those of the various world religions on Tuesday, asserting that they are simply “seeking or meeting God in different ways.”
“Most of the planet’s inhabitants declare themselves believers,” he states in the production released on the Feast of Epiphany. “This should lead to dialogue among religions. We should not stop praying for it and collaborating with those who think differently.”
The video then features clips of those from different world religions declaring belief in their various deities.
“I have confidence in Buddha,” a female lama announces.
“I believe in God,” a rabbi affirms.
“I believe in Jesus Christ,” a priest states.
“I believe in Allah,” an Islamic leader declares.
Francis contends that all the religions of the world simply represent mankind’s diversity in seeking God. He says that despite the differing beliefs, everyone is a child of the same God.
“Many think differently, feel differently, seeking God or meeting God in different ways,” he states. “In this crowd, in this range of religions, there is only one certainty that we have for all: we are all children of God.”