Florida quarterback Tim Tebow was critiqued in a USA Today editorial for believing Jesus is the only way to God. Erik Raymond and Kevin DeYoung (among others) have written responses.
The USA Today writer, Tom Krattenmaker, said in the editorial:
According to a December 2008 survey by the Pew Forum on Religion in Public Life, 65% of American Christians believe that many religions can lead to eternal life. Our pluralism is a defining and positive reality of American life — but not one that is much valued by those who define the faith coursing through the veins of sports culture.
The comments about this in particular have been interesting. Here are two:
- From Dale LaRoy Splitstone: “Honestly, do you really think God gives a damn what the majority of American Christians think about salvation? At the judgment day, there’s only one opinion that’s going to matter.”
- From DonAW: “The 65% of American Christians who believe that many religions can lead to eternal life had better take a closer look at their ‘playbook.’ Someone is wrong, and I am betting it is not the Maker of the World.”
HT: Justin Taylor
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