"These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God."
We saw this sign at the Cherry Republic in Glen Arbor, Michigan. Each arrow pointed to a different path, but all ended up at the same business. It reminded me of the popular view that all roads lead to heaven. From the rich and famous to the average person on the street, most will tell you all religions lead to eternal life in heaven. But Proverbs 14:12 warns us, “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”
The truth is — not all roads, i.e., religions, will lead to eternal life. And there’s no church or denomination that can guarantee a person will enter heaven. The Bible tells us only God can do this, based on our faith in the saving work of His only Son, Jesus Christ. “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
We’re all invited to enjoy everlasting life in paradise, but we don’t get to choose which road we’ll take to get there. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me” (John 14:6). Jesus is the only way.
If you were told that you had to jump out of a plane and were handed a parachute, would you take the parachute? This thought-provoking video makes the jump between our lives here on earth, the afterlife and the purpose of salvation.
Lord, I cannot thank you enough for the blessing of eternal life. I ask that You open doors and people's hearts, so I am able to share this blessing with others.
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