Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me." John 14:6 (NASB)
I bought a prefabricated shed that needed to be assembled. No instructions were included so I called the company. They told me to put it together any way that I wanted, it did not make any difference. I got on a plane for Los Angeles and the pilot said that he was going to go whichever way the wind was blowing, it did not make any difference. I went to buy baby food for a six-month old and the store manager told me to just give her whatever I had laying around in the refrigerator, it did not make any difference. In all of these cases we would be incredulous. Of course it makes a difference. You just do not screw boards together and hope that a shed comes out. You do not just fly wherever you feel like and expect that you will wind up at the correct destination. And you just cannot feed a six-month old anything you want. Yet that is the way that many people approach religion. “All ways lead to God,” so they say. But the truth is that salvation can only come through Jesus Christ. All religions are not the same. Forgiveness of sins can only come from a Savior who died for those sins and then rose again. In life we will accomplish nothing if we are careless; we should be even more careful to follow God’s only instructions to eternal life.
Let me never become complacent or deceived and think that others can make it to Heaven apart from knowing Jesus Christ.
By Bob ( New Jersey, USA )