Are You Gonna Go My Way

In the world of the Christian (particularly the evangelical brand), there is only one way.


Suggest to your evangelical friends that there is more than one way and you will be met with resistance. Strong resistance. Why?


If there is more than one way for anyone, then it leaves open the possibility that there is more than one way for the Christian. As Robert Price says in “The Reason Driven Life” when he speaks of the Christian dilemma and the need to evangelize:

I must have certainty! So for me to be sure the gospel will redeem me, I have to believe that you need it too. Hence I cannot be satisfied thinking you might not need it. If I admit that something else might do the trick for you, I have to suspect that something else might work better for me too.