Jesus Is No Longer The Only Way For Many American “Christians”

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PREFACE

All Scripture references are from the King James Version Holy Bible

 

The article below is an important one to read by anyone professing to be a Christian. Cutting through all the words, conjecture, asking of questions and rhetoric — arousing the babel of confusion which is the creation and glee of that old dragon the devil — God’s word is very clear. God’s word must be our source and only source for truth. And God’s word states in words which every person in the world can understand;

 

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

 

Anyone, I do not care who they are, what their position in this world might be, what their credentials might be — if they declare there are other paths to God other than Jesus Christ they are false teachers, false prophets, heretics, wolves in sheep’s clothing, minions of satan leading whoever listens and believes them astray and onto the path of eternal damnation. Period. There is no gray area. No other route, path, way or faith which allows a person to receive eternal life and to attain their spirit residing in heaven with God the Father EXCEPT JESUS CHRIST THE LORD, JESUS CHRIST THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD. Period.

Anyone espousing otherwise is a liar and presenting unsound doctrine.

Anyone believing and following any unsound doctrine or false teacher and their false teachings is not a Christian. They are of this world. They are of the humanistic New Age (pagan) Movement which teaches there are many paths to God and in fact each person is their own god and can follow Relativistic philosophies of whatever each individual believes is valid and true. Which is a lie. Which misleads millions, tens of millions down the wrong path. The path to eternal death rather than eternal life.

Make no mistake.

Do not err.

Discern wisely and well.

There is only ONE WAY TO GOD AND ONE WAY TO ETERNAL LIFE AND ONE WAY TO HEAVEN AND THAT IS WITH AND THROUGH AND BY JESUS CHRIST THE LORD.

Period.

Satan is at work diligently 24/7/365 eroding the foundations and infecting his lies in people. His main target? So-called “Christian” universities, colleges, seminaries and theology schools where the majority now tear apart and doubt the word of God and create their own doctrine producing great deceivers and an army of false teachers to go out into this world confusing millions who think these are Christian men taught Christian doctrine when in truth they are nothing but minions of satan created to tear apart the Church and muddy the clear, plain easy to understand truths of God’s inerrant living word.

Do not be deceived.

There is only ONE WAY to eternal life. Only ONE WAY to heaven. Only ONE WAY to God. And that is through and by a persons faith, devotion, commitment, trust and discipleship in serving and following Jesus Christ the Lord. Period.

All other ways are false and lies and lead to eternal death.

All those professing there are other ways are wolves in sheep’s clothing leading millions astray. False teachers. Do not listen and follow them if you want to call yourself a “Christian,” a disciple of Jesus Christ the Lord and if you imagine you’re going to go to heaven to reside for eternity with God the Father because anyone believing any other doctrine other than what is contained in the Holy Bible, without the deceit, corruption and polluting philosophies of man turning the truth into a lie will not see God nor reside for eternity in heaven.

Period.

It’s all very clear. Very simple. Clear and simple enough for anyone on earth to understand. That’s why none have an excuse. God made His word accessible and discernable to every person on earth. If they turn to Him in faith and trust the Holy Spirit to show them. If they instead turn to men or women they will only be given that which appears as sweetness to their ears but in truth is the bitterness of death descending upon them.

Do not be deceived.

Do not become another counted among the great falling away of the great apostasy in these last of the last days.

Remain steadfast and firm. Bold for the word of God. Bold in and for Christ — the only way, the only truth, the only path to eternal life. Only through and by Him, Jesus Christ the Lord and son of God.

 

Ken Pullen

ACP

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

 

Jesus Is No Longer The Only Way For Many American “Christians”

 

By Prophecy News Watch Staff

June 6, 2018

Reprinted from: Prophecy News Watch

 

 

 

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 many paths to God and Heaven.

One such “open-minded” voice is the pastor Michael Walrond Jr. who preaches at Harlem’s First Corinthian Baptist Church. Preaching to a portion of his 10,000 strong congregation, he is quoted as saying, “There was a time when you would see people in the pulpit say, ‘well, if you don’t believe in Jesus you’re going to Hell. That’s insanity in many ways because that is not what Jesus even believes.”

He did not bother to cite the precise verses of scripture where Jesus tells His followers that there are other paths to God and that He is not the only way or the only truth. But it is likely that he didn’t need to in order to sway his audience, because the pastor, and others like him, are tapping into a powerful in postmodern and liberal theology in which Christians no longer believe in the traditional view of Christ’s sacrifice and its value.

Ten years ago, in 2008, studies done by the Pew Research Center showed that more than half of American Christians no longer believed that Christianity was the only way to come to God and enter Heaven. Members of African American churches and evangelicals were the most likely to believe in the God of the Bible at 92 and 91%, far greater than the average.

Pluralistic notions of religious relativism and vague spirituality have resulted in a stark difference between traditional Christian doctrine and the now common belief that Christ’s sacrifice is just one method of salvation among hundreds. In a pluralistic society, the reasoning isn’t hard to imagine.  After all, wouldn’t it be horrible if our Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist and atheist neighbors, who are nice enough people, couldn’t go to Heaven with us? That just wouldn’t be fair, especially if they believed in their version of God.

Out of the 80% of Americans who profess a belief in a god, only 56% of the total believe in the God of the Bible. Muslims, Jews and Hindus make up a very small part of this difference, but much greater are those who hold a vague, spiritualist notion of what God is, while clinging to Christianity in name only, including 28% of Catholics, 26% of Protestants who, according to this survey, no longer believe in the God of the Bible.

What caused this shift? There are doubtless several factors at work here, such as a breakdown in family structures, an increasingly postmodern culture and media attacks on traditional Christianity. Institutions of higher education are among the chief culprits in this change, according to J. Lanier Burns, a senior professor of systematic theology at Dallas Theological Seminary.

According to Burns, “This is the agenda of the universities at the present time because it is felt that maybe it is religion that has generated all the wars and so maybe if we can get rid of exclusive religion we might have greater peace in the world.” Could he be on to something? Could seminaries and schools of theological studies be transforming religious belief on such a grand scale to fit their agenda?

The liberal bias in higher education, a self-reinforcing cycle, is especially pronounced in university religion departments. A recent study by Mitchel Langbert of Brooklyn College, found that, among 8,688 professors (with a Ph.D. and on tenure paths) from the 51 of the top universities, Democrats outnumbered Republicans by a 10 to 1 ratio. But in religion departments, the ratio is an astounding 70 Democrats for every 1 Republican.

It is not difficult to conjecture that there may be some connection here between liberal politics and liberal religion, but it is also true that the same forces at work to create such a political imbalance have also worked to create and reinforce a trend toward increasingly liberal theology.

Langbert points out that “Political homogeneity is problematic because it biases research and teaching and reduces academic credibility. Even though more Americans are conservative than liberal, academic psychologists’ biases cause them to believe that conservatism is deviant.” Within the university setting, dare to defend Biblical beliefs and traditional Christianity in many divinity schools and you may suffer consequences.

Burns also points to a shift from finding truth in scripture to a view of truth as mere societal consensus, a sort of democratization of God in the postmodern age. “We are going wrong because we have moved the authority from Scripture to consensus. That’s where we are going wrong”.

Finally, as we seek to answer the question, ‘what has caused this shift?’, we need look no further than the church, itself, as suggested in the first paragraph of this article.

Men who have become popular or prominent within the church, seek to enhance their popularity (or offerings) by a watered-down Gospel. Having been seminary-trained to be CEO’s instead of Biblical proclaimers of the Gospel, many pastors are structuring their style to be ‘consumer’ oriented; to be ‘appealing’ rather than ‘demanding’. Some call this being ‘seeker sensitive’.

In an interview with Phil Donahue in 1984, Norman Vincent Peale said: “It’s not necessary to be born again. You have your way to God; I have mine. I found eternal peace in a Shinto shrine. … I’ve been to the Shinto shrines, and God is everywhere.” Donahue then exclaimed, “But you’re a Christian minister; you’re supposed to tell me that Christ is the Way and the Truth and the Life, aren’t you?” Peale replied, “Christ is one of the ways! God is everywhere.”

In an article in Christianity Today, Robert Schuller said that the most destructive thing that has been done in the name of Christ is the attempt to make people aware of their lost and sinful condition. He called it “crude” and “uncouth”.  [October 5, 1984]

But Jesus Christ says, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes unto the Father, but by Me.” (John 14.6)

When Peter stepped out of the upper room on the Day of Pentecost, he preached Christ crucified and solemnly declared, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other Name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)

The apostle Paul, in meeting with the Ephesian elders, warned that men would arise within the church (“of your own selves”) “speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them”. (Acts 20:30) It is the rampant deception that marks these Last Days, and it is being fulfilled among us, in spades.

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