There is a defining moment for every Christian where he will be forced to make a choice, a choice that may well decide if he lives or dies. It will be a decision so monumental that it would define his … eternal destiny. Throughout history God has been calling His people to make a choice and not to waiver between two opinions. As we fast approach the end of days you will be asked once again to make that choice. We live in a cosmopolitan world that is embracing every man’s religion for the sake of unanimity and peaceful coexistence. As immigrants flood the world’s cities from various countries, cultures and religions the walls that had separated them for centuries come tumbling down as they meet, talk, and share a common social interest. While some of the older generation has stayed in their cultural confines, most of the young have ventured out to intermingle, share religious ideas, and even intermarry. A new tolerance has risen, that has not been seen since that first truly cosmopolitan city of ancient Rome; a city that embraced every religion, every god, and every idol known to man. Quite frankly it did not matter how many household gods you had as long as you did not claim one to more superior than the rest.
Perhaps it’s not surprising that we have a president of the United States of America that has also embraced this new tolerance and has said as much in an interview on March 27, 2004 with Cathleen Falsani, a reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times. When she asked about what he believes, he responded in part: “So, I’m rooted in the Christian tradition. I believe that there are many paths to the same place (speaking of heaven), and that is a belief that there is a higher power, a belief that we are connected as a people. That there are values that transcend race or culture, that move us forward, and there’s an obligation for all of us individually as well as collectively to take responsibility to make those values lived”. When she asked if he was a born again believer, he responded in part: “Yeah, although I don’t — I retain from my childhood and my experiences growing up, a suspicion of dogma. And I’m not somebody who is always comfortable with language that implies I’ve got a monopoly on the truth, or that my faith is automatically transferable to others. I’m a big believer in tolerance. I think that religion at its best comes with a big dose of doubt.” Obama’s view on the new tolerance was confirmed in his speech to the Muslim world in Cairo before the Arab Spring, where he put the Torah, the Koran, and the Holy Bible all on the same level. (See my blog post: President Obama Denies the Exclusiveness of Christianity). The new tolerance cares not which religion or god you worship as long as you don’t make one more superior than the rest.
Yet, the whole spirit and tenor of the New Testament proclaims Jesus Christ as the Only Begotten Son of God, who is the only way to salvation. Indeed He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Will you deny that truth or uphold it in the face of violent opposition? The early Christians did, because they were convinced that no one other than Jesus Christ would receive their unswerving allegiance or worship; that no king on earth would usurp that place of authority. Will you be willing to die for that truth? Or will you be swept away by the new tolerance which opens the gates for the Antichrist to proclaim himself as being above everything that is worshiped. You might ask: how will that happen? It does so in the same way that it allowed Caesar to proclaim himself as a god and be accepted by the pagan masses. If you make all religions equal in the sight of man as this new tolerance does, then it’s an easy step for any man to proclaim himself to be a god and entitled to your worship.
This is why it’s absolutely essential for every Christian to stand against this new tolerance sweeping the planet by proclaiming the old truth that Jesus Christ is the only way to the Father and the only name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved. (See John 14:6; and Acts 4:12) This is one dogma that’s worth fighting and dying for! Let me encourage you to reject any notion that we should create a dialogue with other world religions for the sake of peace thus giving them credence that they worship the same God as Christians. We must not lose our testimony and witness to a dying world for the sake of unanimity and peaceful coexistence. Let us come out and separate ourselves from those who want to follow this new tolerance. To do so my friends, may well classify us as religious fanatics allowing us to take our rightful place alongside those early Christian martyrs. I write this with a heavy heart, because I know that the time is short. We must stand firm.
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