I'm a person who likes to cut through a lot of unnecessary wording, and get to the point. I'll simply ask the question-does oil and water ever mix? And, with this analogy-does every religion speak the truth- and who knows what the truth is?
Again, a simple answer for me comes to this-when it comes to who the real God is-it must be the one who actually does what he says he can do, and can prove it. Jesus Christ proved his claim of being God in the flesh by the life he lived, the healing's and deliverance's that were documented, and when he rose from the dead. It is the resurrection and the over 500 people, including the disciples who wrote of their witness of his being alive after his death on the cross that validated Christ's claims of being wholly man, and wholly God. I am convinced He is who He claims to be. I've read enough, and researched enough in over 40 yrs., to only make my faith more solid, and more sure. Along with this I have numerous personal testimonies in my life of answered prayer that no one could ever change. I know in whom I have believed-and who I look forward to meeting one day face to face.
Getting back to the Pope. His latest inter faith meeting was with the Muslims, and the leaders who claim the Quran' as their book of wisdom and guidance-I would suggest every American should read it, and compare it with what the bible teaches. It would wake many up, if they choose to truly know what Muslims and Islam teach and believe. Sadly, the multitudes of murders, mayhem, and chaos created by this religion all over the world hasn't seemed to do this. This just shows me the conflict that started with Cain and Able is ongoing to this day, and will only continue to worsen, until Christ returns.
Is it possible for this to work? Can a Christian lock arms and faith with people in religions who hold to beliefs that are completely opposed to what the bible teaches, and Christ's proclamations when He gave the great commission to "go into all the world and preach the gospel"?
I'm simply going to say, no. It's said a picture can speak a thousand words. I'm going to emphasize why the answer is no by the graphics below. For anyone who really has a desire to have eyes to see and ears to hear-they will show the futility of this inter faith movement, and it's dangers.
Act 4:10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.
Act 4:11 This is the stone which was set at naught of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.
Act 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
Cross reference verses: Act_10:42-43; Mat_1:21; Mar_16:15-16; Joh_3:36, Joh_14:6; 1Co_3:11; 1Ti_2:5-6; Heb_2:3, Heb_12:25; 1Jn_5:11-12; Rev_7:9-10, Rev_20:15 Act_2:5; Gen_7:19; Job_41:11; Psa_45:17; Col_1:23
2Co 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
2Co 6:15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
2Co 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
2Co 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
2Co 6:18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
Cross references: what: Exo_20:3, Exo_23:13, Exo_34:14; Deu_4:23-24, Deu_5:7, Deu_6:14-15; Jos_24:14-24; 1Sa_7:3-4; 1Ki_18:21; 2Ki_17:33-34, 2Ki_21:4-5, 2Ki_23:5-7; 2Ch_33:4-5; Eze_36:25; Hos_14:8; Zep_1:5; Mat_6:24; 1Jn_5:20-21
ye are: 1Co_3:16-17, 1Co_6:19; Eph_2:20; Heb_3:6; 1Pe_2:5
I will dwell: Exo_29:45; Lev_26:12; Psa_90:1; Eze_43:7, Eze_43:9; Zec_2:10-11; Joh_6:56; Rom_8:9, Rom_8:11; Eph_3:17; 2Ti_1:14; 1Jn_4:12, 1Jn_4:15; Rev_21:3
Joh 10:1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
Joh 10:2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
Joh 10:3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.
Joh 10:4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
Joh 10:5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
Joh 10:6 This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.
Joh 10:7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
Joh 10:8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.
Joh 10:9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
Joh 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Joh 10:11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
Joh 10:12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
Joh 10:13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
Joh 10:14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
Joh 10:15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
Joh 18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.
Joh 18:37 Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.
Joh 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.