Thursday, October 14, 2010

PC Runs Amuck

PC Runs Amuck – Among Christians?

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6. First of all, as followers of Jesus Christ, we must be convinced that the Bible is the inerrant word of God. Secondly, we must believe, our Messiah, Jesus – God Almighty - is being truthful with us. And thirdly, we must believe that when He made the statement “no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” He was speaking to all humankind on planet earth, for all time.

If we believe that Jesus is who He said He is, and we believe in Him and on Him, then why not believe His statement above? How many Christians believe there are many paths/roads/religions that lead to God? Surprisingly, there are many professing to follow Jesus Christ who openly call their Messiah a liar. How’s that you might ask? Simply by agreeing with the politically correct mindset that all religions worship the same God, or with those who say there are many paths to God that don’t include Jesus Christ and His sacrifice.

Jesus is God and as such He has the authority to make such an exclusive statement. “In Christ believers” may not like the idea that Christianity is so totally exclusive but we are not given the choice to disagree. We either believe God that His word is true or we end up calling Him a liar. Those who profess a faith in Jesus Christ yet believe there is another road, another way which leads to God are without excuse.

The president of the United States claims to be a Christian and yet he claims that there are many paths that lead all those from other religions to the same God. As I’ve already mentioned there are many professing Christians making this same erroneous statement. Former President Bush made the same statement. Whether or not these men are trying to be politically correct or not probably won’t matter one iota to God when they all stand before Him. Anytime men and women feel it necessary to place man’s ignorant ideas above God’s precepts, thereby calling God a liar, should prepare themselves for a very hot and tortuous eternity.

The reason many professing Christians disagree with the word of God may be summed up in these terms: they are fearful of evangelism. Perhaps they don’t want to step on toes; they may find it easier, thus preferable, to go along with the PC crowed. We know that there are many who “line item veto” what they don’t like concerning the word of God; Jesus’ statement in John 14:6 is one of the main line item vetoes preferred by PCers.

Yes there are many religions and they all have their faithful adherents. “Aren’t those who worship the god of those other religions actually worshiping the same God of the Bible? And if they are, wouldn’t that mean that there are many roads or paths that lead to Heaven?” The answer to that question is, of course, no. All religions do not worship the one true God, the God of Bible, the God of Christianity.

Just a quick look into the various religions of the world will be an eye opener to most Christians. No religion of this world accepts Jesus Christ as God Almighty. You might be confused with my statement. What about Christianity? Friends, Christianity is not a religion, it is a faith through grace based lifestyle which the true believer in Christ lives daily. Religions do everything they can, by utilizing their own manmade ideas, to atone for their own sins instead of relying on Jesus Christ, the one who has already atoned for the sins of the world. Oh yes, there are some religions out there among the world religions who claim to be Christian but they don’t actually believe Jesus paid the whole price for their sins and thus they do all sorts of works to help themselves achieve salvation. Consequently, Jesus’ final spoken word from the cross “Tetelestai” (meaning “Paid in Full”) is also line item vetoed.

Many of the world religions believe that Jesus Christ was a living being but not God Almighty. They believe Jesus was a man, yes, a great teacher and humanitarian but that is as far as their belief takes them. Through their relegation of Jesus to the status of a mere human they strip Him of His deity and leave Him standing bare and insignificant. This attitude of subordinating Jesus Christ to some sort of lesser god or angel by many who erroneously take the name of Christian will never endear them to the King of kings and Lord of lords.

By Jesus making the statement that no man can come to the Father but by Him, He’s effectively eliminated all worldwide religions from being of Him and has driven the stake of exclusivity into the ground like that of a line in the sand. Only unlike the bully who draws a line in the sand as a dare, Jesus says cross this line and live.

Christianity isn’t really exclusive like some kind of club that only allows certain high profile folks to join. There really isn’t anything exclusive about the Christian faith. Everyone is given the opportunity to become a believer in Christ and thus become a part of the body of Christ. Joining a religion of the world, including the religion of atheism, will be a major barrier to ever entering the Kingdom of Heaven.

“I am the way the truth and the life” – the whole reason for this statement was that people would believe and not perish. Those who do not believe Jesus’ words will certainly perish. “…that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16b. This verse is just as exclusive as the verse in John 14:6. To obtain everlasting life we must first believe in Him (Jesus Christ) as the one who gives everlasting life. There is no other God and there is simply no reason for political correctness. If God Almighty isn’t being PC why should we?

“For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” John 3:17. There is no condemnation in Jesus Christ the condemnation is in believing there are other paths/roads/religions that lead to the Father. All who believe this erroneous concept are condemning themselves to Hell. God gives us His truth to follow – it’s up to us to believe and to follow Him as our only Savoir and Lord. “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” John 3:19.

This really is the basis for all the political correctness in the world. Men love darkness and they love their evil deeds, and they love placating others. They want to remain in the world doing what they see as right and correct. Many followers of Jesus Christ are in the same mindset as the PC crowd. If they believed everything Jesus said they’d be overwhelmed with guilt, and from this guilt would come repentance. Alas this just isn’t the case as we can plainly see; they don’t believe what Jesus said, therefore guilt and repentance are not forthcoming. “For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.” John 3:20-21.

There is a very large segment of earth’s population who stand against Jesus Christ, nothing new in that statement. But unbeknownst to them is the fact that they are all currently condemned to Hell, and will remain so unless at some point in their life they come to believe what the Holy Spirit has laid on their hearts about Jesus Christ. Joining the PC crowd and going along with the mindset of many paths lead to heaven will only serve to cement the feet of that large segment of earth’s population to that path which leads to destruction.

PC Christians, in many instances, are standing against Jesus Christ. If anyone is opposed to Jesus’ teachings they are opposed to God. Can a person be truly saved and still be opposed to Jesus Christ? When we witness to someone it’s usually someone who is an unbeliever, but with professing Christians that isn’t the case, or is it? When it comes to witnessing, who are we to witness to? Is it the lost who’ve never heard the Gospel, or the lost that have heard it and don’t believe it? Or is it the professing Christian who believes he is saved yet continually calls my Savior a liar?

There are many verses in the Bible that when read by the unsaved can be difficult to understand and misconstrued. There are many who’ve read the Bible and have dismissed it as mythical. Many others parrot only what they’ve heard someone else say about it. But those who profess a faith in Christ have no excuse for calling Him a liar. Born again believers are indwelt with the Holy Spirit and He directs us. If you believe there are many paths/religions which will lead the unsaved to the Father, other than the path that the God of all Creation has espoused, then you will most assuredly want to rethink your conversion experience. You’d best begin with asking Him for forgiveness.

God bless you all,

Ron Graham

All scripture is from the KJV and God breathed

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