Can you say your faith is the absolute truth?
October 25, 2012
So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
I meet many people today who are falling into the trap of universalism. This idea basically says that no matter what you believe, you’ll go to heaven as long as you are fully sincere in your faith. So whether you’re a Christian, a Muslim, a Hindu, or any other faith, you’ll go to heaven if you truly believe it. And pure universalists don’t even think you have to have any belief at all.
But here’s the problem with universalism: What do you do with those who were sincere in their faith, but were sincerely wrong? Hitler was sincere in his faith that God created the white race as supreme. And the 9/11 terrorists were sincere in their faith that Allah would grant them paradise for killing infidels. So if you’re truly a universalist, you’d say those people would be in heaven.
Universalism breaks down on so many levels. So why is it so popular? Well, it’s because in this postmodern age, people are afraid to claim their way is the right way. But if someone thought drinking cyanide would make them happy, you’d have to tell them the truth that it would kill them. Simply speaking, the truth must be told when lives depend on it!
Don’t shy away from the truth. Be bold in standing for Christ, knowing that your witness just might be the way God brings others into eternal life!
SHARE THE ABSOLUTE TRUTH OF CHRIST, STANDING BOLDLY FOR HIM AND ALLOWING GOD TO USE YOU TO BRING PEOPLE TO FAITH!
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