This is a page of biblical interfaith quotes and prayer on the website of an interfaith Christian.
(Or click here for quotations from A Course In Miracles, also acknowledging the many paths to God.)
I was brought up an interfaith Christian. I spent many years outside the church. For a long time now, I have been an interfaith Christian again.
I connect with God through the beliefs, rituals and stories of the Christian church.
Without question, my main spiritual guide to God is Jesus Christ.
I am inspired by the human Jesus of the Bible who lived in Israel 2000 years ago.
I am guided by the risen Jesus Christ who is one with God (seated at the right hand of the Father).
It is my intention to allow my love for him and God's Love for me to flow through every aspect of my life.
I believe that there are many paths to God; that the
beliefs, rituals and stories of many religions and spiritual groups can
lead us to the same experience of Love and Guidance that I am blessed to
I believe that Jesus helps anyone who reaches out for help, whether they use his name or not.
For myself, I spent many years not attending church and not thinking of myself as a Christian.
It was through finding God in the text of ACIM and in my own spiritual practice that I experienced healing in my relationship with the Bible, with Jesus and with the church.
Biblical Quotes on Interfaith:
There is One God and nothing but God, so how can we ever be apart from Him?
When we have the intention of finding God, all roads lead to God, regardless of what book we read or which church, temple or synagogue we attend.
“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning
and the ending,
saith the Lord,
which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.”
(Revelations 1:8, KJV Bible quote)
“Know therefore this day, and
consider it in thine heart,
that the Lord He is God in heaven above,
and upon the earth beneath:
there is none else.”
(Deuteronomy 4:39, KJV Bible quote)
I love the image above of the stick of rock. The words One In Christ are imprinted all the way through.
As we go deeper in our spiritual journey, we keep finding the same messages - there is one God and we are one.
Bible Interfaith Quotes:
“Be completely humble and gentle;
be patient bearing one another in love.
Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit
through the bond of peace.
There is one body and one
just as you were called to one hope when you were called–
one Lord, one faith, one baptism;
one God and Father of all,
who is over all and through all and in all.”
(Ephesians 4:2-6, NIV Bible quotation)
“Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels.”
(2 Timothy 2:23, NIV Bible quotation)
Christian Interfaith Quotes
We are all part of one body. We recognise our need of each other and choose to work together.
“Now the body is not made up of one
part but of many.
If the foot should say,
“Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body...
If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be?
If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be?
But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be...
As it is, there are many parts, but one body.”
(1 Corinthians 12:14-20, NIV Bible quote)
There is one Spirit expressing itself through the many paths to God - religious and spiritual paths.
“There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit.
There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.
There are different kinds of working,
but the same God works all of them in all men.”
(1 Corinthians 12:4, NIV Bible quote)
Christian Interfaith Quotes
God calls us to be a blessing to “all families of the earth”, not to those of the same faith as ourselves.
“And I will bless them that bless thee...
and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”
(Genesis 12:3, KJV Bible quote)
Biblical Interfaith Quotes
The following are a feature of different religions...
(Click through for my definition of religion and links to the distinction and overlap I identify with spirituality.)
All the above can help lead us to God. And yet all religions teach that God is also found through silent knowing.
“Be still, and know that I am God”
(Psalm 46:10, KJV Bible quote)
"Be still and know"... no words of any religion are required to know God... only silence.
God is found in the practice and expression of love.
“God is love.
Whoever lives in love lives in God
and God in him.”
(1 John 4:16, NIV Bible verse)
Whoever lives in love lives in God, regardless of their religion.
The early Christians, most of them Jewish, received the revelation that God was available to those beyond the Jewish community.
“Peter went inside and found a large
gathering of people.
He said to them:
“You are well aware that it is against our law for a Jew to associate with a Gentile or visit him.
But God has shown me that I should not call any man impure or unclean.
...Then Peter began to speak:
“I now realise how true it is that God does not show favouritism
but accepts men from every nation who fear him
and do what is right.””
(Acts 10:27-28, 34, NIV Bible interfaith quotes)
They were astonished to see the Holy Spirit come down upon the non-Jew, Cornelius.
“The circumcised believers who had
come with Peter were astonished that the gift of the Holy Spirit had
been poured out even on the Gentiles.
For they heard them speaking in tongues and praising God.
Then Peter said...
“They have received the Holy Spirit just as we have.”
So he ordered that they be baptised in the name of Jesus Christ.”
(Acts 10:45-48, NIV Bible verses)
Bible Interfaith Quotes
“Everything depends on having faith in God, so that God's promise is assured by his great kindness.
This promise isn't only for Abraham's descendants who have the Law.
[This promise] is for all who are Abraham's descendants because they have faith, just as he did. Abraham is the ancestor of us all.”
(Romans 4:16, KJV Bible interfaith quotes)
Wisdom is found where all the different religious and spiritual paths meet. This is a high place. We allow our beliefs, our stories and our rituals to bring us to the experience of knowing our Unity in God. We rise above the words.
“Does not wisdom call out?
Does not understanding raise her voice?
On the heights along the way,
where the paths meet, she takes her stand;”
(Proverbs 8:1-2, NIV Bible verses)
"where the paths meet". Isn't that beautiful?
Wisdom is found in the place where the paths of all different faiths meet.
If there is an energy or beingness in which we live and move and have our being, we must be able to access it wherever we are.
Back in 1993, shortly after I became
too ill to walk far,
a turning point of surrender.
I prayed, “God, if you exist, you can reach me even when I am locked in a body in a room.
Please guide me.
Please let me know you.”
I was aware of the verse in the book of Jeremiah.
“This is the covenant that I will make
with the house of Israel after that time,” declares the Lord.
“I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts.
I will be their God, and they will be my people.
No longer will a man teach his neighbour, or a man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,
‘because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest.”
(Jeremiah 31:33-34, NIV Bible interfaith quotes)
This new covenant is quoted in the book of Hebrews, followed by these words:
“A new covenant, he hath made the first old.
Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.”
(Hebrews 8:8-13, KJV Bible verse)
I see Jesus as the realisation of the New Covenant. He was a perfect example of someone who allowed God to speak to his mind and heart and was willing to submit himself to God’s will.
The new, mostly Jewish,
cult (the Christians) came to call their new book, The New Testament
(The New Covenant).
I wonder if this is a reference to the quote from Jeremiah.
Christianity asks us not to get bogged down in the letter of the law – beliefs and doctrines. Instead we are asked to allow the Spirit to flow through us and guide us.
“Who also hath made us able ministers
of the new testament;
not of the letter, but of the spirit:
for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.”
(2 Corinthians 3:6, KJV Bible verse)
Gentiles – non Jews (and by implication non-Christians) obey the law that is written on their hearts.
“For it is not those who hear the law
who are righteous in God’s sight,
but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous.
(Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law,
do by nature things required by the law,
they are a law for themselves...
since they show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts,
their consciences also bearing witness,
and their thoughts now accusing,
now even defending them.)”
(Romans 2:13-15, NIV biblical verses)
Christianity Interfaith Quotes
Jesus challenged many laws of the day and upset many of his fellow Jews. He challenges us to be open to change and to new interpretations of scripture.
“He replied …
“…You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to the traditions of men.””
(Mark 7:6,8, NIV biblical verses)
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