Friday, 30 December 2011

One Way

I’ve heard it said many times that to say there is only one way to Heaven is far too “narrow-minded.” If someone developed a cure for cancer however I can’t imagine cancer sufferers declining the offer simply because there was only one option. I think everyone would just be incredibly grateful that there was a cure and that there was an option at all! So it is with the sin issue. We’re all under a death sentence as a result of suffering from the deadly disease called sin and there’s only one cure for it, Christ’s sacrifice on the Cross. As John 3:16-17 declares,

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”

The Bible also tells us in Romans 6:23 that the wages of sin is death so if we won’t die to our sin in life then we will die for our sin. If we won’t slay sin then sin will slay us. Either we will pay for our sins in eternity or we can accept that Jesus paid for them on our behalf when He died on the Cross. One way or another our sin has to be paid for. This may not be a comfortable topic of discussion but it’s an important one. As Jesus says in John 14:6,

"I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."

This may be “narrow-minded” to some people but Jesus never claimed the way to Heaven would be broad. He says in Matthew 7:13-14,

“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.”