1 John 2:24 Therefore let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father.
That which I heard and witnessed from the beginning was simple, Jesus is the LORD. The path to heaven, eternal life, goes thru Jesus Christ. I learned that respect for Jesus was respecting the Father. Cant have 1 without the other. To push away Christ, well, is to push away the Father. Why do such a thing?