Shelby G. Floyd
One of the favorite figures of speech applied to the church is that of the way, the path, and the road that leads from one place to another.
Do All Religious Roads Lead to Heaven?
Christianity is a definite way over which the redeemed pass from earth to heaven. In a day when highways and roads are so familiar, it is easy for some people to get the idea that there are many ways for one to reach heaven. It is a popular doctrine that we are all going to heaven in different ways. While this is popular, is it the truth?
The Highway of Holiness
About 700 years before Christ made his advent into the world, the prophet Isaiah, looking through the telescope of prophecy, pointed out the way over which every child of God must pass in entering the city that has foundations whose builder and maker is God:
A highway shall be there, and a road,
And it shall be called the Highway of Holiness.
The unclean shall not pass over it,
But it shall be for others.
Whoever walks the road, although a fool,
Shall not go astray. —Isaiah 35: 8 NKJV
The prophecy of Isaiah found its consummation in Jesus Christ.
During his days of preaching the Kingdom of God, Jesus taught that there are two ways or two roads that everyone can take during their lifetime:
“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” (Matthew 7:13-14 NKJV).
Jesus Is the Only Way
Jesus, in his sermons during his earthly ministry pointed the people to the only true and living way. He said that he was the way, the truth and the life, and that no man could come unto the Father except by him (John 14: 4, 6).
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Shelby G. Floyd
Heartland Church of Christ
1693 West Main Street
Greenwood, Indiana 46142