The Gospel of Matthew translates this conviction centred in [JESUS CHRIST] into a mission impulse that directs the church to make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19). The letters of Paul and John underscore the importance of accepting the particular revelation in Jesus, including the call to repentance and belief in the resurrection. The Book of Revelation, which closes out the New Testament, depicts Jesus as the one who stands victorious against the powers of evil.The single-minded concern in the New Testament is to proclaim that Jesus is the risen Christ through whom God is establishing God's kingdom. Even so, the language to describe the pre-eminence of Jesus is often borrowed from other faith traditions. Titles like Messiah (Christ), Lord, Saviour, Son of God, Son of man, Wisdom and Word all take shape in a pre-Christian context. Even while these titles and concepts are reworked to become vessels of the Christian gospel, they build upon a wisdom that has been nurtured in other fertile ground.While some of us need to grow in our appreciation and respect for the wisdom from God that may be found outside of our Christian faith, others of us need to take courage to confess and proclaim the truth that has been given to us in Jesus. An appreciation for God's work in the world outside of the church does not mean we give up our responsibility to share the good news of Jesus Christ. And as Christians committed to peace, we should also have an interest in promoting peace with people of different religious persuasions. In a volatile age, where religious and cultural conflicts may surface easily, we must find ways of living together as neighbours and fostering community among all people.