The arrogance of Christianity

The bethinking booklets seek to address some of the "big questions" about life in an accessible but convincing manner. This page provides further resources for you to continue to think through the question of whether Christians are arrogant to claim that Christianity is true.

They look at questions such as:

  • Don’t all religions lead to God? So you just have to find one you’re comfortable with?
  • Isn’t it arrogant to call every belief system wrong except your own?
  • How can you be so certain that Christianity is true?
  • Why do Christians claim that Jesus is the only way to get right with God?
  • Is it the height of arrogance to claim that just one system is true?

"You Christians are so narrow-minded!"
by Paul Copan

This short article asks what the accusation of being ‘narrow-minded’ really means – and whether it is really true about Christians.

"Don’t All Religions Lead to God?"
by Amy Orr-Ewing

This article challenges the accusation of arrogance and suggests there is a better question to ask.

Exclusivity: How can there be just one true religion?
by Timothy J. Keller

Dr Timothy Keller bases this talk on a passage from the Bible “Do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.” Keller argues that truth is exclusive, so that if one worldview is correct, others must be wrong. The key question is: which worldview is true?

How Do We Know Christianity Is Right Out Of All The Religions?
by J.P. Moreland

Using a story about ‘Wonmug’, who is happy but totally deceived by those around him, J.P. Moreland asks whether we would like to be Wonmug. He argues that there is one question more important than whether a belief ‘works’ or ‘seems right to me’, and that question is: “Is it true?”

To investigate further and to go deeper into the various issues, explore all of’s resources on the topic of Other Religions and Truth and Tolerance.


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