Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son (1 John 2:22).
It is so black and white. To say that Jesus is not the Messiah, the Anointed One coming from God, the Christ, is to lie, and to lie about the Father and the Son is to be the antichrist, or at least to be a part of him. Our world is headed toward this very decision. There’s a church in London where they deny religion and they pour wine on the ground and squash bread under their feet to demonstrate their freedom from antiquated religious ideas. Already forty of these “churches” have sprung up across the United States. The decision must be made. Either Jesus is the Messiah, the Anointed One coming from God, the Christ, or He is not. The two camps are forming: the Christ camp, the antichrist camp.
This very decision is the only reason for the life we live on earth. It is now that we make this choice, not after we leave the earth, not before we arrive, but during our sojourn here. No other decision we ever make will hold a candle to this one. This is the one that determines our eternity. This decision determines our destiny. And really there is only one factor to consider before making this life-shattering decision. Who has ever loved you enough to take your place and suffer the punishment you deserve? Who has ever loved you enough to die for you and with his shed blood buy you back for God the heavenly father? Jesus did. But I invite you, if you can find someone else to do that for you, follow that one. You can’t do these things on your own; you need someone to make that sacrifice for you. Who will you choose?