You should define your personal views of God. For one thing "the Lord" refers to Jesus. For a second, Jesus is considered an extention of God
(part of the trinity).
Another problem comes with how much literal truth you draw from the Bible. After 5 major translations, the first not being published for hundreds of
years after Christ lived, how accurate do you think it is? Just because someone told you it is literal truth does not mean that they were lying or
More problems? You betcha. There are many words in other languages that have no direct translation into English. Jesus spoke in Aramaic (sp?). I
don't know a single person that reads Aramaic, let alone anyone who has a manuscript of the actual speeches from anywhere near the time he was
#1, Jesus Christ is your only way. Accept that he died for you or rot in hell.
#2, True Love for God is your only way.
#3, Both ways are correct. (contradiction)
#4, The first way is correct, because my priest tells me so.
#5, I don't care what Jesus taught in Luke 10. Accepting him dying for my sins is the only way, although I have no clue on why I believe that when he
Then we have #6, "The bible has been corrupted throughout history."
Keep in mind that not every religion can lead to God, as they contradict each other.
#1: depends if you believe in hell, depends if you believe the bible, depends how "deep" that explanation goes, and depends how you define Jesus.
#2: yes, but again, how "deep" does this go?
#3: if you believe in the trinity, this is not contradictory, or if you are part Taoist (like me) you actually believe this is the truth.
#4: did God give your priest a button that says, "I'm always right!" and have you questioned him over these things (w/o allowing him the answer
"that's just the way things are.")?
#5: this is the passive point of view... neither bad nor good and takes a back seat to faith and knowledge.
#6: yes it has. Truth, in the end, however, may only have one form. Use the leaky buckets analogy. If I have 10 bad arguments, equal to leaky
buckets (a bucket filled with water and has holes), then I put each bucket inside one another, the end result will be that I have a bucket that holds
a lot of water, but still leaks a tad. My end result in this searching yields a truer result because this method weeds out parts of bad arguments.
On the last comment, I also disagree. All religions combined will probably lead to God. It is the merely a fact of finding a single religion that
has the least number of holes in it. Remember that all information can be deceiving at first glance. In mathematics, infinity raised to the infinity
power is zero (using L'Hopital's Rule). You may assume that it is infinity, but mathematical understanding dictates otherwise.
Search for answers and you will find them... whether you like those answers or not.