Jesus made many absolute statements such as the following: John 14:6: "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me" (NIV). Matthew 7:13-14: "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it" (NIV). Interacting with these statements, how would you answer someone accusing Christianity of exclusivism (as defined in Chapter 8 of the textbook)? Hi Class, In terms of exclusivity, I would say that Christianity is exclusive just like all other religions believe. In chapter 8, Chip Lamca says, “It would be too general a statement to say that all religions are exclusivist, but it would be fair to say that most religions are going to believe themselves right, or they
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