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Welcome to the Iowa City Church sermon and teaching page.  We know that life can be confusing, and sometime just plain hard.  We believe the best way to live life comes through following Jesus.  These lessons and sermons are designed to be a resource to help you on that journey.  We hope you find them helpful!

Mar 26, 2023

This is a very common question, and at first glance it kind of makes sense. If all religions help people be morally good, then it would only make sense that they all lead to the same place in regards to the after-life. The problem with this idea is that it's a very offensive position to every religion. You see, every religion is based upon absolute beliefs that are unique to each religion. For example, the God of the Koran is very different then the God of the Bible. The purpose of humans is starkly different in Buddhism then how the Bible describes our people. A quick, intellectually honest, examination of other religions will reveal these profound differences.

What this means is that we need to constantly be deepening our faith, and understanding how the truths of the Bible build a strong foundation for our lives. It also means that it's helpful to understand what other religions believe so that we can better realize why Jesus is truly the best; better then any other person, religion or philosophy!

To learn more about this challenging question we've invited Dr. Daniel McCoy from to address it. Daniel is the editorial director for as well as an online adjunct instructor for Ozark Christian College. He has a bachelor’s in theology (Ozark Christian College), master of arts in apologetics (Veritas International University), and PhD in theology (North-West University, South Africa). His books include the Popular Handbook of World Religions (general editor), Real Life Theology: Fuel for Effective and Faithful Disciple Making (co-general editor), Mirage: 5 Things People Want From God That Don't Exist, and The Atheist's Fatal Flaw (co-authored with Norman Geisler). Ask you can see, Daniel has the credentials to speak well on this topic. Take a few minutes and listen to part eight of Asking For A Friend, you will be glad you did.