Today many people consider all religions to be paths to God and all beliefs to be of equal authority. However, we come to God on God's terms or not at all.
What are those terms?
1. Recognition of our sinfulness and need for redemption."For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith." (Romans 3:22b-25)
But your iniquities have separated you from your God;
your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear. (Isaiah 59:1-2)
3. Baptism in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Baptism represents agreement to God's terms and personal acceptance of a calling to love and serve as Christ loves and serves.
This is the mark of one who has entered into the fellowship of the Apostles who were commissioned to "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you." (Matthew 28:19-20)"Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved." (Acts 4:12)
4. A commitment to grow through fellowship with the Faithful, obedience to the Word, and righteous accountability.
The love that pleases the Lord is expressed in obedience to his word.
"For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome." (1 John 5:3)