For many, especially during the Christmas season, Jesus has been made into an icon, idol or someone to be respected. It is not understood that He was Our Heavenly Father's gift to mankind and the answer to redeeming us back to Him.
Many believe that God has already predestined who will or will not be saved. According to the word of God, your destiny depends on the words of life or death that is in the power of your tongue (Prov. 18:21).