TOPICS: Inner religion versus outer religion – truth cannot be captured in form – knowing God through inner path – God does not need religion – human experience characterized by diversity – different religions for different people – religious conflict is meaningless – respect other peoples religious freedom – Jesus followed the inner, mystical path – no religion has a patent on God –
Question: Is there only one true religion?
Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:
The answer to the question of whether there is only one true religion is: “Yes and no.”
There is only one true religion, but that religion is the universal, inner religion of God. On planet earth, there is no such thing as one true religion. There are many true religions, because there are many religions that teach elements of the universal path.
There are many ways to express the truth of God. Therefore, there can be many religions who all teach a particular version of the truth of God and of the universal path to God’s kingdom.
No religion could possibly give you a complete understanding of God. This understanding is simply beyond words. If you will think about this, you will realize why. The scriptures state that if everything that I said or did should be written down, the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. This is a slight exaggeration on the part of the author of this particular passage, nevertheless the statement does apply to the truth of God.
God has created the entire world of form, a world so vast that no human being could possibly grasp the grandeur of God’s creation. If one were to write down a complete description of all that God is, planet earth simply could not contain the books that should be written. However, it would not be possible to express in human words the totality of God’s being. The inner mysteries of God simply cannot be expressed through words.
No religion could possibly give an accurate description of God. The importance of this statement is that the only way to know God is by looking beyond the outer teachings and doctrines found in any religion. The only way to know God is to discover the universal, inner path behind the outer religion.
Why are there many religions in the world? God does not need religion. God is a self-contained spiritual being. God does not need to be worshiped, God does not need to be admired, God does not need to be feared. Therefore, God does not bring forth a particular religion because God needs that religion. God brings forth a particular religion because a particular group of people needs that religion.
NOTE: The rest of this answer is avbailable in the book: The Mystical Teachings of Jesus.
Copyright © 2003 by Kim Michaels