Welcome to this week’s “Throwback Thursday” installment. Today, we’re going to revisit a post that was originally published back on April 27th, 2016 and has been only slightly revised.
I was driving home from work today when I spotted a “Coexist” bumper sticker on the back of the car in front of me. You’re no doubt familiar with these stickers. In place of the letters, C-o-e-x-i-s-t, the sticker substitutes symbols of various religious and humanistic belief systems. The original design was created by Polish graphic artist, Piotr Mlodozeniec, in 2000 and has been revised by several others.
A few sources describe the symbols as follows:
- The C with the star is the crescent moon, the symbol for Islam.
- The O is the symbol for peace.
- The E includes the symbols for male & female with some also saying the “e” is symbolic of science (i.e., E=mc2).
- The X is the star of David, symbol for Judaism.
- The I is dotted with a Wiccan pentagram.
- The S is the symbol for the yin-yang, supposedly representing Eastern religions such as Taoism, Buddhism, Hinduism, etc.
- The T is the cross, the symbol for Christianity.
The combined symbols are meant to signify the supposed capacity of humans of different religious beliefs to live together in peace, harmony, and you-do-your-thing-and-I’ll-do-mine relativism.
Every genuine, born-again believer who sees that sticker knows better. There is only one way to ultimate peace and salvation and that’s through Jesus Christ. All other religions are idolatry. When I see a car brandishing a Coexist bumper sticker, I say to myself, that poor soul doesn’t know Jesus. We need to tell more people about the Savior. I surely try to love all people, but I don’t respect their idolatrous religions.
But the leader of a 1.2 billion member “christian” denomination teaches something very similar to that bumper sticker. The Catholic pope declares that people of all religions can be saved “if they follow the light they’ve been given” and are “good.” He says EVEN atheists will be saved if they “follow their conscience” and are “good.” That message is straight from hell. Every born-again believer who embraces the Catholic church as Christian needs to turn off TBN and start reading their Bible again.
“There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.” – Acts 4:12
“Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. For I have come to ‘set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.” – Matthew 10:34-36
For more Bible verses that teach Jesus is the only way to God see below: