Jn. 14:6; 2nd π Rom. 8:9 π 1 Cor. 2:14 π 2 Ths. 2:10-11 π Rev. 3:20
This type of reasoning isn’t Christian, it is pantheism, which is an eastern philosophy derived from Buddhism and Hinduism, which believes that God is in everything and everybody.
The Christian God isn’t in everything and everybody. God enters a person via the new birth when a person decides he needs Jesus as a personal Savior. If Jesus is already in you, why is He standing at the door and knocking? ( Rev. 3:20; top )
Because the entire human race fell when man disobeyed in the beginning, God in His great mercy saw we needed to be brought back to God via the new birth as in the third chapter of John, which says a person must be born again of the spirit of God. All philosophical criteria are unable to explain this born-again experience. Christianity is not intelligence, nor a philosophy. It is experiential. Christianity is knowing the truth, which is not an intellectual choice but knowing the person, Jesus. “I am the way, the truth and the life.” ( Jn. 14:6; top )
Some groups try and identify with the new birth by saying you are born again by doing something, or that it’s something you do daily. Being born-again is a one-time experience, and from that time on you either walk with God or backslide, and when yo decide to stop backsliding, God will restore you, if you repent to Him. However, no other born-again experience is necessary. Being born again is a personal revelation of the man Jesus to an individual person (sinner).
If a person is not born again by the Spirit, he is not a Christian, no matter how moral he may be. Rom. 8:9 says, “…Now if any man have not the spirit of Christ, he is none of His.” (top)
Pantheism believes in the unity with all gods of everyone, and this proposal has permeated many social agencies and church groups in this hour. It appeals to people because they feel all should be one and they teach about the brotherhood of man. However, we are not brothers unless we are all born of the same Spirit, the Spirit of Jesus. We can have all the knowledge in the Library of Congress and still not understand the born-again experience of the Bible, because “spiritual things are spiritually discerned.” ( 1 Cor. 2:14; top )
It isn’t the surrendering of our minds to the Lord, it is the surrendering of our hearts. It’s not how much you know, it’s who you know. The word “Christian” in the Greek means “the anointed ones,” anointed by the Spirit of God. Imposters will never enter Heaven’s gates.
Pantheism further believes in reincarnation, which isn’t Christian. Reincarnation says one can pay for one’s own sins. This rejects God’s proposal for sending Jesus to sacrifice Himself for our sins. It’s only the shedding of Jesus’ blood that sins are forgiven.
Pantheism says it’s all right to do your own thing. If you do your own thing, you’ll only get messed up. Our present culture proves this daily, as many of our brightest young people die from overdoses of drugs and alcohol and become bound by lusts they can’t control.
Tough love is also the teaching of many present-day social groups. However, tough love is alien to the tender, compassionate, self-sacrificing love of Jesus. How can we reject it?
There is no other way to get to the Father except through Jesus. ( Jn. 14:6; top )
Man has created his own God of intellectual answers, and worships his own God. What kind of a God can a fallen race of men created?
“And with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie.” ( 2 Ths. 2:10-11; top )
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