I believe that the Jewish Old Testament and the Christian New Testament are the word of God; That according to that word no man comes to the Father except through the Son. He that has not the Son, has not the Father. Not the way he is needed anyway. Therefore no other religion has the Father (has God). At least, not unto salvation. And we need him that much. For, according to scripture, we have all fallen short, without his forgiveness we are lost. That forgiveness only comes through Jesus Christ. God the Father commanded all men everywhere to repent and believe the Gospel. It would seem that many want to make out like there never was a Christ. Or at least, not a Savior Christ who was the Son of God. As if the very idea of it is hated.     
     Many religions may have some truth, some godly wisdom, but not the wisdom of the gospel. So they fall short at best. And since they do not point to Christ they must point away from him. For Jesus in scripture said that they who are not for him are against him. I reckon that this is so because the evil is so great, or God allows the evil to be so great, that one or the other is inevitable. You end up  either for him or against him.
     Allowing for the setting aside of the ceremonial portions of the Old Testament Law (animal sacrifices, circumcision, clean and unclean and strict observance of holy days) until Christ comes back, true progress in any day and age lies in one direction and one direction only; in God’s Old Testament Law fulfilled in Christ established in your heart, in your life, and in your community as much as possible, as much as needful. For Jesus said that not one jot nor one tittle shall in any way pass from the law ’til heaven and earth pass away. Why? Because it was made to fit this world and everything in it for all time. Why as much as needful, as much as possible? So that God’s people, or those who would be God’s people, can live a truly godly and upright life, and still live.
     Jesus said that he would build his church and the gates of hell would not prevail against it. Does he want his children walking in the dressed up evil of the day? No. He wants us to do better than that. He wants us to seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness. He does not want us to be conformed to this world, but to be transformed by the renewing of our minds, that we may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God. (Rom 12.2)

     In my belief then, the Old and New Testament scriptures are the guide book, sufficient for  life and  soul. How it is interpreted then is everything.
     Part of the Lord’s prayer is, “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth, as it is in heaven.” That will shall be exemplified during what must be the soon to come1000 year reign of Christ by his law going forth from Mt. Zion and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. (Micah 4.2b)
     Paul, the apostle, also said, “ Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure,... if there be any virtue, if there be any praise, think on these things.” (Phillip. 4.8) If honesty or justice meant little to God Paul would not have said these things. If justice is important then what is justice? What do you weigh it against?
     God’s word, rightly interpreted. And to that end you pray. What then is that justice? MICAH 4.4 :  “But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the Lord of hosts hath spoken it.” I believe from the context around this verse that it isn’t just applying to the nation of Israel, but to all the nations. And there will be no bank-man, no rent-man, no property taxes involved.
     But if we are to pray now for his kingdom to come and his will be done on earth as it is in heaven; And if whatsoever things that are just we are suppose to think upon (that we might do the good and eschew the evil); then what’s the hang-up? Why isn’t it every man under their own vine and under their own fig tree? What stands in the way?
     Why, it must be whatever powers, or groups, or interests that are rooted in today, to whom this justice is the furthest thing from their minds, and their hearts, and their intents. What might these be? Why, the government for one. And the bank-man, the rent-man, the pure money investors (usurers) for two. These are the ones who stand in the way of the will of God. These, then, are the wicked.
     How the government? Well, if one were to try to address the government on this vine and fig issue, which is part of God’s true justice, why, it’d laugh you to scorn. They throw this republic thing up in your face. There must then be something fishy about this republic thing and there is. It’s idolatry.  To a pagan, maybe no biggy. But to true justice it is. Idolatry is the rage of God and through big idolatries big evils work. And look at how many men, like zombies, buy into that idolatry, into that cult. And  look at how it is used by entrenched powers such as the bank-man, the rent-man, and pure investment usurer. The powers that be are ordained of God, but so are the wicked to their wickedness. It isn’t the power that a wise man would object to, only to those who would use  that power, such as the pagan priesthood of pagan idol republic, to promote themselves and the evil they would promote.
     I wholly believe that the bank-man’s peace, the rent-man’s peace, the peace of pagan idol republic and pagan idol democracy are the devil’s peace and that they who rest therein, who trust therein, have made and do make their bed in hell. Purgatory at least. Corporate machinations may in many ways be leading the charge today with a lot of vice out on the front lines but it is these even more underlying, entrenched evils that are the roots of this end time strong delusion, that so many conveniently, and willingly buy into, heart and soul.
     I even believe there is a devil behind the idolatry of republic. How so? Deduction I suppose. This idea lives in the minds and hearts of so many that it is as if it has a life of its own. If one were to try to pin it on one man or group and try to drive that man or group out it wouldn’t avail. Again, it’s as if it had a life of its own. There must be a devil behind it, then. A particular devil even. I think it is no less than the beast of the book of Revelation. Hail the beast! Pagan idol republic; that so many zombies worship, pagan and even Christian zombies. Lost in a convenient cult. And so they cheat God, themselves, and their neighbors for convenience’s sake, for expediency’s sake, for the sake of the things of this world. Some say they are living for God. I think they are just living for their flesh.  To me the proof is that they sanctify and justify the evil and the wicked, and/ or do that wickedness themselves. Lip service and painted up evil don’t make the wrong right.
     For many, to repent, to truly repent, is simply not convenient. But without repentance there is no Gospel.