Frankly, we are in big trouble now – and no candidate by himself can save the nation without a Great Awakening. Nevertheless, both major candidates present themselves as “Christian.” The term now demands some interpretation. One of the candidates, and you decide which one, has publically proclaimed “I am a Christian.” Yet, with regard to “the path to heaven,” he sees multiple routes. He opposes abortion but will not use the force of his office to defend the sanctity of human life. His lack of support for the biblical definition of marriage has also been surfacing recently. The main stream media, which is in bed with his positions, has barely reported these beliefs. They may be hiding them in an attempt to protect the candidate.
Gary Cass says to expose the misinformation and misdirection. In a recent radio interview, Cass encountered many callers who defined themselves as “Christian” but also took offense at the biblical standard of needing to be born again in Christ to be a Christian!
A Biblical Christian must affirm the biblical, historic doctrines of the Christian faith. The most essential truth of the Christian faith is that Jesus Christ is the one and only Savior of the world. Without Christ, there is no Christian faith and as a result, no salvation. In an interview with Christianity Today, this particular candidate said, “I am a Christian, and I am a devout Christian. I believe in the redemptive death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I believe that that faith gives me a path to be cleansed of sin and have eternal life.” This testimony is convincing – but did he say, “a path.” He did. He is quoted as saying, “I believe there are many paths to the same place.”
This is “Oprah!” theology. It is pluralism. It is the introduction of the pantheon of gods. It is paganism, headed for the White House.
The belief that there are “many paths to the same place” denies that Jesus Christ is the only Savior of the world. To say “faith gives me a path” is disingenuous and quite evasive – typical political speak. Jesus cautioned believers, “If you will not confess me before men, I will not confess you before my Father in heaven.” You cannot deny Christ, and be a Christian. You cannot replace him with Buddha or a Hindu god, with Allah or New Age philosophy. He is irreplaceable. Those who would take him to the Flea Market and trade him for another have never settled in their hearts his unimaginable worth. They are not worshippers! And worship is the evidence of true faith.
Even more chilling is this candidates position of the repression of Christian speech. Under the auspices of “hate crimes” legislation, religious liberty and freedom of conscience are under fire. Proposed legislation would criminalize not acts, but ideas. Certain parts of the Bible that condemn homosexual acts would become criminal speech. Almost every week, someone in the nation, there is a report of how Christians are being charged with “hate crimes,” merely for upholding Christian morality.
This candidate voted for changes to federal hate crimes laws (S. 1105) in 2007. Under that legislation, a pastor who identifies homosexuality as sin as defined by the Bible, could be open to prosecution for “hate speech.” Having passed both houses of Congress, the last hope to stop this further censorship on Christianity is …the President. And if he is President, he will sign the bill into law!
In this political season, the Christian faith is under an unprecedented attack!
Adapted from a letter from Dr. Gary Cass, Chairman / CEO of CADC