Originally posted by OdBod
Why did god allow so many religions to develop? If that was the intention, no one religion can claim to fully represent god, and god being all knowing must have seen the terrible conflict that would result. If that was not the intention,it would follow that religious dogma was man made, and god being all knowing must have seen the terrible conflict that would result.
*** Rbi8 p. 1576 5A “Fornication”—Every Kind of Unlawful Sexual Intercourse ***
In addition to this literal meaning, in certain places in the Christian Greek Scriptures por·neiʹa has a symbolic meaning. Concerning this meaning ZorellGr, col. 1106, says under por·neiʹa: “apostasy from the true faith, committed either entirely or partially, defection from the one true God Jahve to foreign gods [4Ki 9:22; Jer 32:9; Ho 6:10 etc.; for God’s union with his people was considered like a kind of spiritual matrimony]: Re 14:8; 17:2, 4; 18:3; 19:2.” (Brackets his; 4Ki in LXX corresponds to 2Ki in M.)
so these religions developed as a part of Satan's and mankind's rebellion from the True God Jehovah in the Garden of Eden.
this occured most noticably at the time of Babel where false ideas about God developed and because of the creating of new languages were spread throughout the earth.
that is why the Bible refers to false religions as a prostitute and the mother of prostitutes. (Revelation 17:1) One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me: “Come, I will show you the judgment on the great prostitute who sits on many waters,
(Revelation 17:5, 6) On her forehead was written a name, a mystery: “Babylon the Great, the mother of the prostitutes and of the disgusting things of the earth.” 6 And I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of the holy ones and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus. Well, on seeing her I was greatly amazed.
No religion today has come directly from Babylon but they all have similar beliefs that are rooted in Bablyon and she has become great by "sitting on many waters" that is, influencing many peoples in all parts of the earth. (Revelation 17:15) He said to me: “The waters that you saw, where the prostitute is sitting, mean peoples and crowds and nations and tongues.
we can be assured that Christ Jesus will do away with all false religions.
there will be no religious conflict after that. (Revelation 18:1-4) After this I saw another angel descending from heaven with great authority, and the earth was illuminated by his glory. 2 And he cried out with a strong voice, saying: “She has fallen! Babylon the Great has fallen, and she has become a dwelling place of demons and a place where every unclean spirit and every unclean and hated bird lurks! 3 For because of the wine of the passion of her sexual immorality, all the nations have fallen victim, and the kings of the earth committed sexual immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth became rich owing to the power of her shameless luxury.” 4 And I heard another voice out of heaven say: “Get out of her, my people, if you do not want to share with her in her sins, and if you do not want to receive part of her plagues.
(Revelation 19:1, 2) After this I heard what seemed to be a loud voice of a great crowd in heaven. They said: “Praise Jah! The salvation and the glory and the power belong to our God, 2 because his judgments are true and righteous. For he has executed judgment on the great prostitute who corrupted the earth with her sexual immorality, and he has avenged the blood of his slaves that is on her hands.”
Sorry if this seems a long answer, It is a deeper subject of the Bible.