Bible Reading: 1 John 2:22
Many professed believers today believe theyâ€™re being diplomatic when they suggest theÂ possibility of other ways to God apart from faith in Christ alone. However, what theyâ€™reÂ really dong is denying the Christian Faith that was once and for all delivered to theÂ saints (Jude 3), contradicting the claim of Christ Himself (John 14:6), and provingÂ themselves to be hypocrites and antichrists.
Contrary to popular opinion, respecting other peopleâ€™s religions rather than refutingÂ them is not a Christian thing to do. Indeed, nothing could be more unchristian. To spareÂ the feelings of those advocating false faiths at the expense of their immortal souls is toÂ perpetrate a most foul crime against them. Anyone guilty of such an act is obviously aÂ â€œliarâ€ and an â€œantichrist,â€ since they propagate the deception that the Gospel isÂ dispensable and Christ is replaceable when it comes to manâ€™s salvation.
While many contemporary Christians may plead innocent of advocating other paths toÂ God apart from faith in Christ alone, they are silent in their opposition to the plethora ofÂ other paths to God being suggested today. Although they may feel their silence isÂ justified by its inoffensiveness, it is actually a most damnable offense to perpetrateÂ against all whose immortal souls are hanging over eternal destruction by the thin threadÂ of spiritual deception.
As it has been astutely observed, â€œSilence is complicity.â€ To fail to warn others of theÂ error of their ways is to be a party to their destruction. For instance, to fail to warn a trainÂ of a washed out trestle is to play a part in the destruction of all on board the train.Â Likewise, for a confessed Christian to fail to warn others of the dire consequences ofÂ their false beliefs is to play a part in their spiritual destruction. Just as failure to warn theÂ train cannot be justified by your unwillingness to upset the passengers, failure to warn
others about their soul imperiling false beliefs cannot be justified by your unwillingnessÂ to offend the spiritually deceived.