“6 I marvel that you are so soon removed from Him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the Gospel of Christ.
8 But though we, or an angel from Heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.” Galatians 1:6-8
Many religious organizations today preach, teach and declare another gospel. This gospel is known as universalism and its moral authority is political correctness. It condones that which God has declared evil. Their message of grace is an unconditional acceptance of sin. This grace is not of God but of man. Just to be clear, man does not determine what is sinful. God alone has declared and judged sin as sin and the penalty of sin is eternal death. Whether we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour determines who will pay our sin debt.
“16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.
18 He that believes on Him is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the Name of the only begotten Son of God.” John 3:16-18.
God has made clear His Ways in His Word, whether we believe and then follow the Lord Jesus Christ is up to us. However, before we can follow the Lord, we must deny ourselves (Luke 9:23), which the gospel of universalism/political correctness will not allow denial of self. They in fact would call self denial evil.
The answer to what the politically correct universalist declares as sin is found in humanistic psychology with another Jesus as an example of victorious living. The ministry of the Holy Spirit is completely removed as they look to self for victory through the precepts of man. With their mouths they worship God but their hearts are far removed from Him.
“Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near Me with their mouth, and with their lips do honor Me, but have removed their heart far from Me, and their fear toward Me is taught by the precept of men:” Isaiah 29:13.
As a Child of God, the Lord has charted our course, not us. It is up to us to seek Him and to follow Him…but we first must deny ourselves. Our self efforts and self will to overcome, condone and except that which God has declared sinful is not the way of God but the precepts of man.
“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads unto life, and few there be that find it.” Matthew 7:13-14.
We either believe Matthew 7:13-14 to be true or we believe it to be a lie. Enter ye in at the strait gate.
-Donna Clark Warren