Nuggets from “An Urgent Call to a Serious Faith” by Dave Hunt – Babel’s Rebellion Continues –
Yet this stubborn denial of our Creator is being seductively presented in many forms to America’s children in the public schools. New Age doctrine, a deadly religion, is being purposefully promoted as “culture” and even “science” in the public schools…. As governor of Arkansas, Bill Clinton initiated school reform that had much to do with remolding the students into planetary citizens alienated from parents. Former students at the “Governor’s school” testify that foul language was encouraged as part of a brainwashing procedure designed to strip students of biblical morals. There was blatant promotion of gay lifestyles, free sex, rebellion, and New Age beliefs and practices, including the worship of self and of the universe of God.
Exodus:20:24-26 is a foundational passage that makes it clear that the earth is neither to be honored nor worshiped but to be used as an altar. Sin brought a curse upon the earth, a curse that could be removed only through the shedding of blood (Leviticus:17:11). Animals were sacrificed upon an altar of earth in anticipation of the Lamb of God, who would, “by the sacrifice of himself” (Hebrews:9:26), once and for all obtain “eternal redemption for us” (v. 12). This theme is consistently presented as the Bible’s foundational doctrine from Genesis to Revelation.
It is for man’s own good that God visits sin with death. How horrible it would be for mankind to continue forever in its state of rebellion, thus perpetrating ever-increasing evil, sickness, suffering, sorrow, and death. Only out of death in payment of the full penalty for sin comes resurrection (not reincarnations’ amoral recycling of evil) and a whole new universe into which sin and suffering can never enter.
Such is God’s desire and provision for all mankind. Those who reject the free gift of eternal life offered by His grace will experience eternal regret in the tormenting finality of their endless separation from God.
The “gospel of God,” as we have seen, is very specific and must be believed for one to be saved. “Strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it” (Matthew:7:14). That “narrow-minded “ statement was not the invention of some dogmatic fundamentalist. It came from the Lord Jesus Christ himself.
“The faith” for which we must “earnestly contend” (Jude 3) has definite moral and doctrinal content and must be believed for salvation. All else is Babel.