The other day, one of my Facebook friends posted a message about their faith.
They wanted others to know that they were a Christian but had friends who did not believe and they were ok with that. They did not want to “judge” their friends or their beliefs. Her posting stirred me up as I have seen way too much of this before.
I tried to be polite in asking of they felt that their beliefs were the only “correct” just to see how far their tolerance went. The response was that it was correct for them and maybe not for others. Curious, I pushed a little further and asked if Jesus was the only way to heaven. The response was that it was for God to decide.
If you cannot stand behind a basic principle of Christianity, then chances are you are not really a Christian.
You might go to church and pray. It is very possible that you read the Bible and do all of the things that Christians do, yet you are lacking being a Christian if you do not feel that Jesus is the only way. If there is another way, why would Jesus have to die? It makes no sense.
No I know many people who do not believe. I would like to say it is ok, because I do not want to offend them, but I cannot honestly answer that way. For me, I care too much for you to be ok with you going to hell, simply because I did not want to offend you.
My friends who are not Christians understand this and are ok with it. They honestly see me as caring for them in my insistence of the need for Christ. If my faith said that there was only one door but I refused to tell you about the door, how much can I really care for you? By not wanting to offend you, I am sealing your fate.