First, to quote my question to a friend, and his response:
"You said, "Find wisdom in the Bible, just as I do the Torah, The Koran, the writings of Confuscious..etc."
Question: Do you believe Jesus' claim that he is "The way, the truth, and the life" and that no one can come to the Father except through him? In other words, is Jesus the only way, or are there multiple ways to God?"
"I don't believe that God (and the trinity that is) is restrictive in this sense. It would not make sense to me to have God just build one tunnel or one bridge to him. I believe there has to be multiple paths to God.
I believe that in this entire universe, there has to be other life similar to ours..some more advanced, some less so. For me to believe that God only built one way to him would be for me to be naive enough to say that we are the only intelligent life in this Universe...."
What do I say to him? I'm not sure if he believes Jesus is lying, or what. He claims to be a Christian, says Jesus is his Lord and Savior, and yet this is what he believes about Jesus. Ideas?