Explore Other Worldviews
Explore other religions in order to strengthen your own faith? Sounds crazy!
Except it’s not. Taking a deep look into other worldviews and seriously considering the ideas of other religions can strengthen your faith beyond anything you can imagine.
This is because doing so will force you to choose your faith rather than simply having fallen into it.
Most Christians are born to Christian parents. They’re raised in the Church and are exposed to Christianity every day. It’s normal. It’s life. And so they just sort of fall into their faith.
This kind of faith is weak. It’s immature. And in a secular world, it won’t last.
That’s why, when you’re ready, you need to study other points of view. Find out why your Muslim neighbor loves his faith so much. Talk to your Buddhist friend about her beliefs. Read up on Hinduism.
Seriously consider the ideas of these other religions. Why do or don’t they work for you? What do you like or dislike? Do they adequately describe the world for you?
When you become familiar with multiple faiths, you can truly choose Christianity as your own. At this point, it’s yours, rather than simply that of your family and peers.
In addition to strengthening your faith, knowing other worldviews helps you communicate with, understand, and love the diverse array of people around you who don't hold the same views.
And that is never a bad thing.