Core Value 12: Pluralism

The only true and living God is the Father, Son and Holy Spirit who has revealed himself in holy Scripture (Isaiah 43:10–11; Matthew 28:19; 1 John 5:20).

  • Therefore we affirm that he alone is to be worshipped and obeyed in all of life, and that Jesus Christ is the only Saviour for sinners (Exodus 20:3; 1 Timothy 2:5).
  • We deny that any other religion or creed is valid and should be considered a respectable equal to biblical Christianity (1 Kings 18:21; Acts 5:29).

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  1. What is pluralism? How is it expressed in society today?
  2. How is the exclusivity of biblical Christianity expressed in this value?
  3. What is such exclusivity accused of by a pluralistic society?
  4. How would you defend the faith against such accusations?
  5. The denial is very strong against the validity and respectability of other religions. How should we personally treat those who follow false gods and religions?

THE CORE VALUES OF SOLA 5