I cannot think of anything that makes clearer the urgent need for proclaiming the Gospel to every creature, than the subject of Eternal life after death. True, other religions are out there. But anyone who surveys them will know they are totally empty of any Gospel promise.
The mind cults of the East would offer only transient benefits, even if they did work. But the Gospel has more than mere mental poise in view. The efforts the cults insist must be made to achieve harmony with nature are not worthwhile. Jesus did not come to give us religious feelings or to suggest to us a system of mind power. He came to save us, not to explain how our “inner resources” can be tapped to save ourselves. Jesus was not a teacher of TM, or Quietism, or Stoicism. He was and is, first and foremost, a Savior. As for other religions, which of them offers eternal life now? Some only promise the end of existence. The teachings of “Karma” see life as such a misery that obliteration is the only way out! Then there is the Paradise promise, which consists of endless sensual pleasure. Unending gluttony and everlasting lust sound more like hell than heaven to me. The supreme wonder of the Gospel is its present realization of Life—life of such quality that it cannot fade for eternity. Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26) God bless you. REINHARD BONNKE