Michael Youssef - How Can We Encourage Young People to Stick to the Word of God?
Hi, Dr. Youssef. Jane Robelot from Greenville, South Carolina. How can we encourage young people to stick to the Word of God when universalism is so pervasive?
Dr. Michael Youssef: The reason universalism is pervasive among the younger generation and the younger generation preachers, because it's easy. It's easy believe-ism. You don't have to submit your life to Jesus Christ. You don't have to live the sanctified life that is modeled in Christ every day. You don't have to do any of this. God is going to let everybody in, so he's going to let everybody with their sin, with their immorality, with their false beliefs, he's gonna get them all into heaven.
So why believe, why submit, why obey the Word of God? You see, this is a tragedy of all tragedies. It is a lie from the pit of hell. It's gonna make a mockery of the very fact that Jesus left the glories of heaven, came to our earth, he laid the splendor in his glory aside for 33 and 1/3 of a year so that he may redeem everyone, only those who believe in him. Any other gospel is a false gospel. And as Paul told the Galatians, let a person who preach such a gospel be accursed. And so, universalism is not only false news, it's a false gospel and is gonna lead a lot of people to hell. Don't fall into it.