There is nothing like a good cathartic rant to take us into the weekend but I just need to say a few things. I am a Christian. I stand with Jesus. I will reject everything else for him. I will not be tolerant of anything or anyone if it means discounting or disrespecting my Lord in the least. I believe Jesus.
“I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).
“I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who believes in me shall never die…” (John 11:25-26).
I also believe there are false teachers (Colossians 2:16-23; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12; 2 Peter 2:1-3). I believe they may appear godly (2 Corinthians 11:14).
It seems that every time some politician or famous person says something about the exclusive nature of Christianity people insist they retract their statements. Culture tells us that we must not insist on Christianity as the sole path to God. Redemption, we are told, is not in exclusive to Jesus. Society allows us to believe in Jesus as long as we keep it to ourselves.
Like Paul I hold that all men will be judged by Jesus Christ (Acts 17:30-31). Like Peter and John I believe there is salvation in Jesus alone and there is “no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12). There is no redemption for anyone who rejects Jesus. It is time for Christians to stop cowering behind their pews and pulpits and stand for and with Jesus.
Now then, I feel much better.