By Prophecy News Watch Staff
June 6, 2018
A note from Pastor Kevin Lea follows this article.
For two thousand years, a core tenet of Christianity has been that, to paraphrase John 14:6, Jesus is the way, the truth and the life – no one comes to the Father but through Him. The eternal reward of Heaven is exclusively for those who repent, put their faith in Christ’s sacrifice on the cross and asked to be saved from their sins.
Now even this bedrock belief of Christianity has been undermined by some ministers who preach, in the postmodern age of liberal theology, that there are
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Note from Pastor Kevin Lea: In reference to the title of this article, I agree with the author’s use of “Christians” in quotation marks. One cannot be a true, biblical Christian without believing that Jesus is the way (only way), the truth (only truth) and the life (only source of eternal life). Those who think otherwise are calling Jesus a liar.
Consider the Apostle Paul’s answer to the Philippian jailer:
And he [jailer] brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” So they [Paul and Silas] said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.” (Acts 16:30-31) NKJV
Therefore, true salvation is predicated upon receiving Jesus as your LORD, and Jesus is certainly not the LORD of anyone who calls Him a liar.
Recently, one of our church’s congregants left the church because during a sermon I emphasized that those who do not believe in the biblical Jesus will go to hell. The sermon in question was not the first time he had heard me teach this truth. But apparently he came to the point where he didn’t want to hear it anymore. I reasoned with him that I was only teaching what Jesus Himself had taught. But his emotions about those whom he considers to be “good people” being excluded from heaven on judgment day (because they reject Jesus as their savior) trumped God’s clear statements on the matter.
I have warned him that this attitude is like saying, “If I were god I would do things differently” – which is all the same as saying that he has a better plan of salvation than the true God who so loved us that He sent Jesus as His salvation plan (John 3:16-18). We learn from scripture that this is the same mind-set that Satan had when he fell from heaven.
“How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations! For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’ (Isaiah 14:12-14) NKJV
It is becoming increasingly obvious that there is a sifting going on in the “church”. Could it be that as the day of the Rapture (1 Thes 4:17 – Caught Up) approaches, God is separating the true believers from those who only profess to be “Christians”, that is those who honor God with their lips but their hearts are far from Him (Isaiah 29:13).
Becoming a true Christian is the result of a miraculous transformation of the heart which occurs when a person humbles themselves, repents from their sins against God and puts their trust in the fact that Jesus died on their behalf to save them from sin’s curse – which is spiritual death in hell.
As a result of this biblical faith, they embrace Him as their LORD. The true Christian knows that Jesus alone is God’s rescue plan for lost sinners who are destined for hell apart from His saving grace.
Once a sinner becomes a saint by God’s saving power coming into their life, there is no way that person can or ever will question whether Jesus is the only way to be saved. Those who do question have not experienced a heart change and are being deceived by the devil who is the enemy of their souls, and who tries to do anything he can to get humans to join him in his final abode.
I pray the reader has embraced the biblical Jesus as your Lord and Savior, thus receiving His offered gift of forgiveness and everlasting life. If you have, then rest in this hope, keep your eyes on the prize and don’t get deceived by all the false Christians who believe doctrines of demons. Yes, their pundits and numbers are increasing as “the church” goes into apostasy, but it is better to be numbered among the faithful rather than “the crowd”.
Let society accolade this “more tolerant” fake Christianity while they turn around and falsely label you as being a hater. Jesus promises to reveal all things when He returns and those who cling to the truth will rejoice forever when He does. Those who rejected the truth will weep and wail.
Prov 14:12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death. (NKJV)