by Dr. Dan Sharp, Minister of Worship
You have undoubtedly seen the bumper stickers with the “COEXIST” and the various symbols for different faiths and philosophies. I don’t know if you've ever thought about it, but they can’t all be right. I have some of the holy books of the religions mentioned on the stickers and if I am to follow the guidance of these books, I am in direct conflict with the Scriptures, serious conflict.
We live in a world where tolerance is given highest marks. And to be sure, there are times when tolerance is valuable, important, wise, and the right thing to do. But Jesus did not come to this earth to help us all coexist. He came to redeem a fallen, sinful, self-willed people. There is no other way to redeem human beings. Coexisting does not solve the sin problem, only Christ can do that.