America Is No Longer A Christian Nation!
In our relationship with the God of the Bible, we do not have the luxury of a personal opinion that is contrary to His Word. You cannot believe that there are "many paths to God" and call yourself a follower of Christ!
If you are a Christian, you are mocking God when you glorify lifestyles that God says are unacceptable. We even hold parades for people who are living in a lifestyle that God himself called "detestable" (Leviticus 18:22).
People long to make God convenient, to make God say and be what they want Him to be. It doesn't work like this.
In June 2007, during a speech, Senator Barack Obama made the declaration, "America is no longer a Christian nation". This is a statement with which I strongly concur. Although an estimated 70-80% of Americans claim to be Christians, I am led to believe that only about 30% of these people live a true Christian lifestyle.
In our relationship with the God of the Bible, we do not have the luxury of a personal opinion that is contrary to His Word. God says that His ways are far above our ways. Therefore, we cannot trust our own opinions for the reason that, as a believer, we are required to rely on the authority of the Bible (Proverbs 3).
Secondly, we are only saved through faith in Jesus Christ. I want to make something perfectly clear. WE CANNOT EARN OUR SALVATION. IT IS A GIFT FROM GOD! (Ephesians 2:7-9). The Bible says that it is only through faith in the sacrificial death and resurrection of Jesus that we are saved. Jesus said, " No man comes to the father except through me". You either believe He is the Messiah of the World, or not. Jesus was crucified because He did not compromise His position as the Son of God. Without faith in Jesus Christ, according to the word of God, you are not a Christian. You cannot believe that there are "many paths to God" and call yourself a follower of Christ! In addition, you cannot live in open rebellion to God's Word and possess a relationship with the God of the Bible. Many people do not want to accept this truth, but the Bible is very clear.
Ministers of the Gospel do not preach against sin to be judgmental or hateful. Ministers are required by God's Word to preach repentance from sin out of love for all mankind. This is what God calls preachers to do. The Bible states that the result of living in sin is eternal death (Romans 6:23). Because God loves us, He tells us to stop openly sinning. The Bible also states that God corrects those that He loves. We may make mistakes and we often sin, but there is no forgiveness for intentional, unrepentant sin...period!