What should be our approach to the non-Christian religions?
We shall delve into these issues.
Theology of missions, theology of non-Christian religions, theology in general is an ongoing process. It is a never-ending venture to understand God’s inexhaustible Revelation. Theology has the function of diakonia for the benefit of the Magisterium, of the missionaries and even of the Church at large. It is a dynamic synthesis where conflicts and opposition are solved and reconciled.
1.God’s presence and action as Saviour and Light are universally operative and effective before the foundation of the Church and outside the visible Church today.
2.The non-Christian religions come within God’s Will or Plan of Salvation.
3.From this viewpoint, religions cannot be opposed to the Church, but must be understood and evaluated in reference to it.