The Devil in Disguise (Part 2)

Your kindergarten teacher was wrong.  Dead wrong.

Everyone cannot be right. Some questions really are dumb.  Many answers are even worse.

In an earlier post, I spoke of the Devil in disguise.  I referred to pseudo preachers who are sometimes known for filling convention centers with eager audiences attune to spiritually shallow pep talks.  Whether they are known for writing a new kind of book or telling you how to have the best kind of life, it seems that agreeing with Jesus is something they are reluctant to do.

Jesus said he was the only way to the Father.

Quit apologizing for Jesus.

Quit masking his claim with your need for acceptance, affirmation and applause.

He said he was the only way to the Father.

Quit censoring him.  He was either right or wrong.

He wasn’t neutral.

Quit placing him in a middle category.

Religious relativism was thought to be the cure to rid the world of religious fanatics. It has really turned out to be a curse. It has innoculated western minds to truth and has infected them with indifference.

We must fight our intrinsic instincts to accommodate the culture and dilute the claims of Christ.

Don’t do it.

Don’t dilute the Gospel.

One popular preacher when asked on Larry King if followers of other religions would go to Heaven responded with the wimpy words “I can’t be their judge.”

He’s right.  He’s not their judge.

But he is called to be a witness.

You too will feel the pull to concede the truth.

Don’t do it.

Don’t concede.

Speak the truth in love.

Political correctness and religious relativism are not a cure.

They are a curse.

They are the Devil in disguise.

“All religions are not the same.  All religions do not point to God. All religions do not say that all religions are the same.  At the heart of every religion is an uncompromising commitment to a particular way of defining who God is or is not and accordingly, of defining life’s purpose.  Anyone who claims that all religions are the same betrays not only an ignorance of all religions but also a caricatured view of even the best-known ones. Every religion at its core is exclusive.”

-Ravi Zacharius