Week after week, Unitarian Universalism is being taught in Mark Pafford’s editorial column. It is the biggest lie of Satan that exists in the world, from ancient times to the present – it is paganism in full-blown, multi-religion form. It is the sin from the Garden of Eden – that human beings are their own gods, instead of the truth that there is only one true God, the one Source of all truth - the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit as revealed in the Bible. Universalism is an attempt to bring all world religions and anti-religions together under one umbrella, stripping away all the uniqueness of each religion, so that the stripped-down versions don’t even resemble their actual teachings. Universalism compromises truth with so many lies that the resulting religion is one huge, empty lie. Universalism’s ministries of "social justice" are nothing more than the most liberal of political and world views, and a mix of immoral stances on many moral issues. By the way, the title of Mr. Pafford’s column, "This Bread of Life, This Cup of Joy," is very inappropriate since his column has nothing to do with Biblical Christianity; but he does have the right to call his column whatever he wants.
He very directly implied and even clearly stated that anyone, who does not validate other perspectives that differ from their own, is uniformed, "closed…scared…[full of] bitterness and hatred." I guess Jesus Christ must be uniformed, closed, scared, bitter and hateful, according to the claims of the Universalism Mr. Pafford professes.
You see, Jesus Christ claimed that He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and that no one comes to God except through Him. In fact, the whole New Testament teaches that faith in Jesus Christ as one’s Lord and Savior is the only way to be forgiven of sin, cleansed of sin, indwelled by the Holy Spirit of God, recreated/made alive in our spirits, and given eternal life. As a matter of fact, when we are saved by God’s grace through placing our faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we become Children of God forever. If you believe in Jesus Christ, and what the Bible teaches about God the Father, God the Son (Jesus), and God the Holy Spirit – our One Triune God – then you know that there are no other religions in the world that are true; and that includes the false religion of Unitarian Universalism. All other religions are false because Christianity, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, is the only true religion.
It is implied by Mr. Pafford that it is closed, scared, bitter, and hateful to believe that any one religion is the only way. Well, the one true God states in the Bible, from the beginning to the end, that He is the only way and the only true God. God is "closed" about that issue because it is the truth - He is not "scared" or full of "bitterness and hatred." And to follow the one true God through a relationship with Jesus Christ is not being "scared" or full of "bitterness and hatred"…it is simply the only way to God. Jesus Christ, Who is the Way and the Truth and the Life, is available to anyone who will receive Him as his/her Lord and Savior. To refuse Jesus Christ is to remain in the sin that separates one from God; hence, one remains enslaved to sin and susceptible to lies, such as Unitarian Universalism.
One can validate other people without validating wrong beliefs or sinful lifestyles. Homosexuality is a perversion of God’s perfect creation of heterosexuality. Same-sex marriage, which is not marriage, is a perversion of the way God defined marriage in the Scripture (the Bible): one man and one woman, husband and wife. What some criticize as traditional marriage is the way God created and defined marriage, and no human attempt to redefine it will ever change that fact. There is no marriage inequality in our country because marriage rightly defined can only be between a man and a woman. Gender identity issues, transgender issues, and the like, are further perversions of God’s creation of gender. God created two heterosexual genders: male and female, and He made it very easy to tell which is which. Abortion on demand is the murder of innocent babies. Validating all religions is a lie and it is hatred because it blinds people to the truth of the love and grace of God given only through Jesus Christ our Lord. If we Christians did not preach and teach the truth that salvation is through Jesus Christ alone, we would be guilty of the most horrible hatred. One need not affirm Islam to love Muslims enough to want them to know Christ as their Lord and Savior, because Jesus is their only hope. And by the way, Usama Dakdok did not "preach hatred." He shared the truth about Islam and closed with the Gospel of God’s love and salvation through faith in Jesus Christ alone. Again, one can love and validate an individual, and still reject any sinful and evil ways that individual might embrace.
Jesus is the only hope for our people – for our country – for the entire world. Our nation’s Founding Fathers built our nation on the true principles of Jesus Christ and the Bible. The wrongs in our nation are only corrected by applying those same principles to those wrongs. The failings in our nation today are because our people have abandoned the Biblical teachings and ways of Jesus Christ our Lord. Lord Jesus, forgive us and lead us to seek and follow only You. Lead us to repent from our sins and seek Your forgiveness through believing in Your sacrificial death for our sins and Your resurrection from the dead for eternal life. Humble us, Lord, and restore us through Your grace and forgiveness.
We need You, Lord Jesus.
Don Davidson, Pastor
Real Life Community Church