Which Religion Is Right?

"How can I know which religious group is right?"
"I am confused about so many kinds of religions."

Talk understandingly with the person concerned. The standard of faith and practice is Holy Scripture, the Bible (1 John 4:1). Here are some guidelines to give him for testing any


Scripture References

Does the group affirm that God the Father sent

Matthew 16:16

His Son to be the Savior of the world?

Acts 4:12

That Jesus is God's Son, divine in His nature?

1 John 4:14-15

Does the group confess that Jesus Christ

John 1:14

Tha He became incarnate, that is, God in human flesh?

1 Corinthians 15-12-20
1 Tim 3:16
1 John 4:2

And that Jesus rose in bodily form from the dead

1 Corinthians 15-12-20

and ascended into heaven?

1 Timothy 3:16

Does the group agree with the authority of Christ and of the apostles, such as John, Peter, and Paul?

1 John 4:4-6

Does the group give evidence to the love of God?

1 John 4:7-8

 Or, is there cold legalism?


Does the group believe in the reality and sinfulness of sin?

Romans 5:12, 18, 21

Does the group accept the merits of Christ's shed blood

Matthew 26:28

for cleansing and forgiveness of sins?

1 John 1:7

Does the group believe in the gift of the HolySpirit?

And that He can be within and upon the believer?

Romans 8:16

Galatians 4:6

1 John 4:13

We must be considerate in our approach to seekers after truth whose religious beliefs do not conform to those just mentioned. Only a living, radiant Jesus, presented in love, can win their hearts!

See John 10:10 and 1 John 5:11-12.