I live in an apartment building that is for people 55 and older and I lead a Bible Study. Some of the people here believe that Buddha, Hindu and all the other fakes are all the same God. They say that as long as you believe and worship, you are talking to the same God. A real Christian knows that is not true and I told them that one of the main differences is that all the other leaders are in an earthly grave somewhere. Only Jesus conquered the grave and went to heaven. Please help me out on this with some other material to give these people. Some other so called Christians told me to be careful and not upset anyone, but I believe that the Bible tells me to not be still and to speak out when they don't know who Jesus really is.
The best material to give someone who does not believe in Jesus is to share the story about how and why you believe in Jesus.
Example For Us?
Your own personal testimony is the most powerful and spiritual message that you can communicate. That is exactly what the Apostle Paul did in Acts 26:12-28. Throughout those verses Paul defends himself before Festus and King Agrippa, and at the end of Paul’s testimony, King Agrippa tells Paul that he is almost ready to believe.
Agrippa replied to Paul, “In a short time you will persuade me to become a Christian.” (NASB) Acts 26:28
So I would start with your personal testimony.
There are some excellent materials that you could give your friends to read. But I suggest that you start with the following verses first.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” (NASB) John 14:6
And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved. (NASB) Acts 4:12
Jesus Himself makes it clear that He is not another way to God – He is the ONLY way. And all throughout the Bible we are told that other religions do not lead us to the same God. There is only one God. That is clearly the message of Isaiah which Jesus quoted during His ministry.
I am the LORD, and there is no other; Besides Me there is no God. I will gird you, though you have not known Me; That men may know from the rising to the setting of the sun that there is no one besides Me. I am the LORD, and there is no other . . . (NASB) Isaiah 45:5-6
Turn to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth; For I am God, and there is no other. (NASB) Isaiah 45:22
A honest reading of the Bible reveals that Jesus claimed to be the ONLY way and the ONLY God. There is no other. So it is not surprising that the Bible claims that all other religions only pretend to be a path to God. Therefore, if someone wants to accept Jesus and Jesus says that He is the only way and the only God, then they have a decision to make. Jesus rejected the idea that other gods exist. Therefore, if someone accepts Jesus, he/she must reject all other claims.
Jesus is the only way and the only God. He is the truth and the life! We would like to recommend the following books for your reading: “Jesus Among Other Gods,” by Ravi Zacharias and “The Signature of God,” by Grant R. Jeffery. God is amazing. He can be trusted.