Are all religions just different paths up the mountain to God? Is a summit conference between these religion leaders/founders plausible?
Let’s pretend for a moment that all religions were different paths up a mountain to God. How might that have played out, based on the the widely different world views and contrasting theologies they hold. Buddha would not be there as he did not believe in a god. We’d classify Buddha as atheist. He was not born until much later–563?–483? BC. He was man, not god. Islam’s Allah makes his own decisions like a one man dictator. Who has he consulted before? I would not count on his attendance or cooperation. Hindus believe in pantheism–god is everything, unknowable and impersonal. How can an impersonal being make a personal appearance?
What of the Judeo-Christian God, Jehovah? Below is what the Bible says of Him in Old and new Testaments.
“It is I who made the earth, and created man upon it. I stretched out the heavens with my hands, and I ordained all their hosts . . . . Turn to Me, and be saved, all the ends of the earth; for I am God and there is no other .” (Isaiah 40.45.12,22 NAS).
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. And the earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. (Genesis 1.1-2 NAS).
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being by Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.” (John 1.1-3 NAS).
“in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world.” (Hebrews 1.2 NAS).