… is a question that gets asked a lot.
Fred Clark over at slacktivist always offers insightful and grounded theology, and commenters on his blog tend to be genuinely interested in dialogue and conversation. All of which I appreciate greatly.
As I do his response to the question, “Do all paths lead to God?” Here’s a snip:
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We Christians believe that one of the attributes of God is omnipresence. It’s hard to know what to make of a question about paths leading or not leading to someone who is, by definition, everywhere.
“You hem me in, behind and before,” the Psalmist says:
Where can I go from your spirit?
Or where can I flee from your presence?
If I ascend to heaven, you are there;
if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there …
That whole omnipresence thing really wreaks havoc with spatial metaphors like “all paths lead to God.” But even apart from that, the question makes no sense not just because of the nature of God, but because of the nature of paths.