For we are not proclaiming ourselves but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your slaves because of Jesus.
2 Corinthians 4:5 HCSB
Those who follow their own ways and ideals are proclaiming themselves as the master of their lives; they are denying God as their Lord and Saviour and declaring themselves as their own lord. To deny God as our Master is to deny our salvation; to deny our salvation is to deny the works of Jesus; to deny the works of Jesus is to condemn ourselves to an eternity of damnation.
We must not take no other God, this is commanded; we must give ourselves fully to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Jesus died for you, you must die for Jesus.