The Puzzle of Religion
"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me" (John 14:6).
I remember reading about a god by the name of Ra whose shrine once covered acres. But years later it was turned into a factory that made puzzles. That's a picture of many religious people today. Let's face it, religion is a very puzzling thing without Jesus Christ. Without Him, all ideas about God become fragmented and lead to the belief that God really is a puzzle that must be figured out.
Since Jesus is the "way, truth, and life" (John 14:6), all the pieces of the puzzle are found in Him. Without Christ, God becomes a puzzle with all the pieces scattered in all the world religions. Mohandas Gandhi, the famous leader of India, admitted he was religiously inclusive when he said, "I consider myself a Hindu, Christian, Moslem, Jew, Buddhist, and Confucian." That may seen very broadminded, but really all those pieces won't match.
All the true pieces to the puzzle are cut and packaged in one book, the Bible. Yes, some assembly is required, but when everything fits, the picture of the Savior comes together beautifully.