I’m a week late with this story, but better that than never: It seems Jim Carrey has had an epiphany:
During the interview at his home, he invited 60 MINUTES cameras to one of his most beautiful and private spots, his “center of the universe,” where he goes to escape the world and where he tells [Steve] Kroft his feelings about God. “This is where I hang out with Buddha, Krishna…all those guys,” says Carrey about a lean-to adorned with candles and a bed built high on his hillside property in Brentwood, California.
“I’m a Buddhist, I’m a Muslim, I’m a Christian. I’m whatever you want me to be…it all comes down to the same thing,” he tells Kroft. Carrey says he believes they are all the same God and it is this conviction and spirituality that make him happy.
Well, that’s just fine.
News flash: It isn’t the strength of your convictions that will get you into heaven. You see, everybody believes in something; the only people who don’t are dead.
The key is whether what you believe is true.
Jesus said He was the only way to the Father. He was either lying, deluded, or what He claimed to be, God in the flesh.
And since He came back from the dead, and was seen by hundreds of people in Jerusalem and Galilee for 40 days after His crucifixion, I suggest you take His words seriously. Believe in Him and be saved; reject Him and be damned.
That sounds harsh. Intolerant, even. But those are not my words; they are the words of the only man in history who predicted His own death and resurrection and made good on the prophecies. That should count for something.
Buddha and Muhammad, by the way, are still dead.