What about our traditional religion and beliefs? Why Jesus? Native American Christian Answers (Mark Custalow)

What are we to believe about the traditional practices? Is there an exclusive way that our Creator has made for us to approach Him. Mark Custalow, a Christian Native American from the Mattoponi Tribe in Virginia, answers this important question.

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You know, it’s a scary thing to leave and abandon what has been familiar and taught to you since you can remember anything in life.

You know, maybe that you grew up in a native community, in a native family that have practiced traditional ways all your life, and all of a sudden you’ve been confronted with a different truth than you’ve ever known. You’ve got exposure, somebody that’s talking to you, or some piece of media that’s come across your way that’s saying that the creator God that you’ve known and acknowledged has a name, and his name is Jesus.

And you’re being asked now to understand that what you’ve had is a partial truth, the fact that there’s a creator, that’s true. But He has a name. He’s also got a prescribed way that He’s shown us that He wants us to relate to Him. And that’s found in what we know as the Bible. And it takes faith at the end of the day to believe that God is, and that He rewards those who diligently seek Him.

Now, I could quote that verse, and it would be easy for you to say, well, I’ve diligently sought Him. I keep all of my traditional ways. I’ve done everything I’ve been taught to do. And it all sounds great as a religious pursuit. But at the end of the day, God the Creator said, I want all men to know Me, but then He prescribed an exclusive way in which that can happen. I didn’t prescribe that. Men didn’t describe that. God the Creator prescribed that.

He gave His Son named Jesus to die for you and me. Jesus on earth said this. He said, I am the way, I am the truth, and I am the life. And then He said, no man comes to the Father except by Me. Those were Jesus words. Basically, he was saying the Gospel, the good news of salvation is exclusive. There are not many ways to the Creator. There is one Creator, but there’s also only one way to the Creator. And He chose the method. He chose the means. And He makes it available to all. And all we have to do is listen to the conviction of His Holy Spirit, exercise that faith He gives us to believe. And then we are truly connected with the Creator in the way that He wants us to be, that far surpasses and is a greater fulfillment of anything and everything that’s been taught to us as far as a religious pursuit.

So Jesus is the way. The way is a person. Truth is a person and it’s Jesus. And there is no other way.

If the Gospel was not true, and there were many ways to reach the one Creator, then everybody on the earth who had some type of a religious pursuit to pursue God would not end up in a real place called Hell that God created for the devil and his demons. But the Bible says that’s not true.

God, the Creator prescribed the way. Jesus is the way. And everybody has the chance to believe. And I would urge you to consider the truth of Jesus.

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