You, “Christian”, Are a Hindu

Friends,
Yes, many these days who claim to be Christian are actually practicing the Hindu faith. I hear that Newsweek’s August 31 issue evaluates the religious state of our country this way. And it makes sense. Since the Hindu belief system consists of the worship of many gods, Jesus can then be accepted as another one of the many to be worshipped. And this, I’ve found in my experience while trying to spread the Gospel, apparently is the ever-increasing trend. “Believe whatever you want, but yes, add Jesus too, cuz he was a pretty hip guy that taught love.” Or, “Since none of us is perfect, repentance and holiness preaching is hateful; so this part of Christianity should be discarded.” Such is the rhetoric I often encounter.

In January of 1996 when I began making a concerted effort to witness, I found that most people were either Bible believers, atheists, or agnostics, with a few scattered New Age or cult beliefs. But now I’ve found that though many people are indeed more open to a conversation about spiritual matters, there are also many more strange and heretical, even blasphemous beliefs, concerning God and the sacred, even from those who “believe in Jesus.” One case in point, was when a couple of months ago, I spoke with a former preacher of God’s Word who has come to find God repugnant because he now believes and insists that God is a vampire. And yes, he had his verses ready that he quoted to me to support his claim, skewed though they were.

But aside from this seemingly outrageous belief, it appears that there are many weird beliefs popping up all over. And incredibly, many seem to be being fueled within so-called “Christian” circles, from “Christian” pop-culture, and “Christian” teachers. Yes, big-name, well-known “Christian” teachers. Have you read the quotes lately from some of them? It is very sad. These men have changed their beliefs. They are tolerating and even promoting such undiscerning ecumenicalism as to be uniting with doctrines that are blatantly non-Biblical.

No, Jesus taught only unity under Truth. There is no commanded unity otherwise. In fact, quite the opposite. Scripture instead tells us to avoid, leave, and flee from those who turn to falsehoods. When a big-name Christian college brings in a professor from a Mormon university to speak, I think it is high time for true Christians to speak up. (And that is just one indecency, microscopic in Christendom’s huge sea of recent indifference toward and degradation of Scripture.)

It is also PAST high time for Christians to read their Bibles and remind themselves of such verses as 2 John 1:10,11 –“If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take him into your house or welcome him. Anyone who welcomes him shares in his wicked work.” How Christians can possibly be saying the things they are saying, such as, “God is going to save the sincere seeker even if he never comes to Him through Christ,” is baffling! God’s Word teaches the exact opposite! But… no matter, because these “Christian” leaders no longer hold Scripture as inerrant.

So, are Americans turning Hindu? I believe it is a correct assessment. For not only are the majority claiming there are many paths to God, but their obvious behavior shows they are serving many gods; and not just sacred ones, for they also see no reason to stop serving their gods of money, fame, pleasure, immorality, etc. while still touting, “I love Jesus” whenever convenient. In fact, they believe they love Him so much that many, especially the younger crowd, are jumping and screaming for Him, moshing and crowd surfing for Him, praying one word breath prayers to Him, soaking mindlessly with Him, and serving the poor alongside of Him. (Now, serving the poor is commendable, but not when it is done with wrong motives, or at the expense of truth.)

Friends, Jesus of Nazareth, God in the flesh, commands that we follow Him, and Him only. We cannot take Him with us. He is inviting us to be taken with Him. He’s the boss. He’s the leader. He’s the only way, the only truth, the only life. (John 14:6) And to have Him, we absolutely must die to the world (Gal. 6:14), die to the law (Rom. 7:4), die to sin (Rom. 6:2), and die to self. (Col. 3:3 / Rom. 6:6) There is no other path, no other gate, no other name, no other gospel.

To believe otherwise is the age-old lie of the serpent: “Has God really said…?”

Yes. God really has said. And He has said it in His Word. There is no compromise. We can “live and let live”, but we cannot join them. Stop joining the false beliefs and stop helping those who promote such. “Should you help the wicked and make alliances with those who hate the LORD? Because of this, the wrath of the LORD is upon you.” (2 Chron. 19:2)

It doesn’t matter how sincere and loving someone is, how blissful the music feels, how noble the cause. If they are carrying around the name of Christ, yet not holding firmly to the one and only Gospel by which we are saved (1 Cor. 15:1,2), and if they are not watching their lives and doctrine closely (1 Tim. 4:16), then they “have wandered away from the truth” (2 Tim. 2:18), “have received God’s grace in vain” (2 Cor. 6:1), “have fallen away from grace” (Gal. 5:4), “have shipwrecked their faith” (1 Tim. 1:19), and “have believed in vain.” (1 Cor. 15:2)

For anyone who wants to take up with those who reject God’s infallible Word, “This is what God says: ‘Why do you disobey the LORD’s commands? You will not prosper. Because you have forsaken the LORD, He has forsaken you.'” (2 Chron. 24:20) Please meditate on each word of this verse.

And may the title of this post not be true of YOU.

Sincerely,
with love,
Rachel

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~ by smilesback on September 19, 2009.

 
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