This is such an important topic today. I have heard many people say that they they believe there are many roads to Heaven and many paths to Salvation. It always comes on the heals of the realization that something in their life, in their walk, is a topic of contention. They either refuse to give up something or do not feel the need to surrender to any authority.There has never been a bigger lie that a person can fall for. Satan has pulled the biggest smoke screen over the most important area of belief that a human can hold. As long as a person is ignorant there is less chance that they will surrender to Gods authority and be spared.
Make no mistake about this one fact, "the way" was never a religion, an idealogy or a lifestyle. 'The way' as it is referred to, in the Bible, is the Person, Jesus Christ. There is only one and could only be one, for the nature of what 'the way' means. It is the ransoming of souls, paid for through the spotless, sinless living. More importantly, through the blood shed propitiation, which He alone endured on the cross. Beyod the grave, He also secured every believers placement in heaven by conquering hell, sentencing and tethering Satan. It takes more than just believing in Jesus, believe you me, satan believes in Jesus too, he just doesn't follow Him. Get the point.
As a human, you are owned. Whether you know it or not. By default, every soul (through the blood line curse of original sin) is indebted to pay a price that they can not, that price is death. Those who are saved, have been bailed out of that debt by Jesus. His life was offered up as payment for all who would believe on Him and accept Him as their Lord, unto Salvation. He being God, as man, grafted divine blood with our human bood and made us heirs through His resurrection.
If a person is in a burning building, knowing that there is a clear and unobstructed exit, a way of escape, what sense does it make to opt for the rooftop or the window? Both of those options have innumerable obstacles and irreversible consequences. Yes, you would escape the fire BUT you wouldn't escape the death. That thinking is perillous and void of critical sense. Many people overlook the open, unobstructed doorway of Christ, for ridiculous thinking. There is no better option, there are no benefits to any other way that can save your eternal soul. It's like the person who needs more food that chooses to eat the seed rather than plant it. They satisfy the now by comprising the forever. They want to hold onto their fleshly passions, their earthly treasures or they think, "if this doesn't work maybe that will work"?! Not so. Life and death isn't a multiple choice decision, it's ride or die!
Ironically, the very first symbol of the way of escape from Eternal Death is the OPEN DOORWAY of the TOMB, a stone weighing a ton set aside by Jesus as the resurrected Christ. You can not get a more clear and conscise, unobstructed way of escape than that!
I pray that the Holy Spirit touches those who are passing up the open door for the old decrepid wonky window, or the hot long climb to the roof. Jesus is calling you, come quickly!
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
1 Timothy 2:5
For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.
Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins.”
Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.
That all may honor the Son, just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him.
So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.
And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’
2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
Acts 13:38-39 E
Let it be known to you therefore, brothers, that through this man forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you, and by him everyone who believes is freed from everything from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses.
And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— ...
For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.
The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.” But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” ...
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. ...
And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: “I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no god.
1 John 5:11-12
And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
1 Corinthians 10:20
No, I imply that what pagans sacrifice they offer to demons and not to God. I do not want you to be participants with demons.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
And a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the Way of Holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it. It shall belong to those who walk on the way; even if they are fools, they shall not go astray.
Romans 10:14-17 ESV
How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?” So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them.
Because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.”
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