“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).
Truth is that everyone isn’t going to heaven. The day each of us will step into eternity may come sooner than we think. But we can know for sure if we are among those who will make it to heaven and spend eternity. 2000 and something years ago, the apostles Peter and John were preaching the gospel of our Saviour to a large crowd in Jerusalem. It was during that crusade that Peter made a profound statement that echoes into our post-modern world. Hear him
“Only Jesus has the power to save! His name is the only one in all the world that can save anyone”. (The Acts 4:12 CEV)
As it was then, so it is now! All way does not lead to heaven. So many people feels there is no need for Jesus, they feel they can have heaven outside Jesus! They desire the good promises of glory, but they don’t want to be bothered by the cross neither do they care about the one who was hung on it for the sins of all! Many are simply looking for other paths because they have no interest in Jesus who unfortunately for them is the only way. A warning came from Jesus himself, there is no other path that leads to heaven! The consequences for not accepting this truth is grave! Eternity in hell! You see, God is not wicked, he doesn’t take people to hell… People walk their way to hell. Let’s hear directly from Jesus:
“Everyone who has faith in the Son has eternal life. But no one who rejects him will ever share in that life, and God will be angry with them for ever.” (John 3:36 CEV)
Just as we have physical leadership, we have spiritual leadership. When we go against the leaders, we are punished! Not that they delight in punishing anyone but we brought it on ourselves. If we believe in the leadership of Barack Obama as the President of America, how come that many of us feels like there is no God?
God is not narrow-minded to provide only one way to heaven. In the light of mankind’s rebellious rejection of God, he is extremely generous to provide us with a way to Heaven Looking at it from a more reasonable point of view, we deserve judgement but he showed mercy! It only matters if we accept his mercies which endures forever or not. Jesus is the only way of escape. Whether it seems narrow or broad, its the truth and the life! The only way to heaven is Jesus. It doesn’t matter if we see God as a judgemental personality but the truth remains obvious, we must repent from our sins and live for God. Let me talk a little about repenting from sins. Why does God require repentance from sin? It is because no sin is propelled by hate, greed and self centred-ness. God wants us to live in love for him and for our fellow men! But we can’t do such without first rejecting our old lives and coming to God. Now if you love God, you’ll come to him and if you love your fellow man, you’ll simply reject your old sinful life. You can’t believe in Jesus and still love your old life. If we profess to be Christians, we must recognize Christ for who He said He is—the one and only way to heaven. To deny that is to deny himself, for it was He who declared,
“I am the way, the truth, and the life! Without me, no one can go to the Father.” (John 14:6 CEV)
There is a big distinction between those who have eternal life and those who do not. John wrote
“He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life” (1 John 5:12).
Those who believe in Christ, who have accepted His sacrifice in payment of their sins, and who follow Him in obedience will spend eternity in heaven. Those who reject Him will not.
“Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son” (John 3:18).
Heaven will be extremely glorious for those who choose Jesus Christ as Savior, hell will be extremely glorious for those who rejected him. There is just one way to heaven and that way is Jesus, the scripture is very clear on that. He has given us this warning:
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it” (Matthew 7:13-14).
Why is Jesus the narrow gate? Because he is the only way that leads to eternal life but every other way leads to hell. Those who follow Jesus are guaranteed to get there.
You can make that decision now! If you did, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call +234813970028
If you have made that decision before please continue walking in your newness of life! Make sure that other people gets this message.
PRAYER: Thank you God for providing us with a way to eternity. Thank you for Jesus.
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