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The Road Does Matter

A man who lives on a well-known island in the Mediterranean Sea wrote to me recently. From his email I came to the conclusion that he was honestly well-meaning in his beliefs and attitude toward God and Christianity, but he ended his email with a tragically-misguided statement of error. He said, in summing up his view of Christianity, "It is not the road that matters, but the destination."

That "many different roads to the same place" philosophy has been around right from the beginning, when Satan told Adam and Eve to ignore what God commanded them and to just do whatever seemed right in their own eyes - and it applies to the lake of fire, not to salvation. That man, and millions of other Christian-professing people like him, desperately need to wake up.

Where Is The Place That "Many Different Roads" Are Leading To?

Jesus Christ make a stark warning to those who want to be Christians; there are many roads to the lake of fire, but only one road to salvation.

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"Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." (Matthew 7:13-14 KJV)

And, in continuing the verses above, what sort of people did Jesus Christ say are responsible for "broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction"?

"Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them." (Matthew 7:15-20 KJV)

The "good fruit" that Christ spoke of was obedience to the Word of God, obeying God in the way that God says is acceptable to Him. Just "doing good" is not good enough because, as the Scriptures continue, nothing that is done is truly good if it is not done in whole obedience to God. Claiming to be a Christian, without truly doing what Christ taught, is not the way to salvation. Christ said that He doesn't know such people.

"Not every one that saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of My Father which is in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy Name? And in Thy Name have cast out devils? And in Thy Name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity" (Matthew 7:21-23 KJV)

Fact Finder: What is the way to begin truly being a Christian?
See:

"Thou shalt have no other gods before Me"
"Thou shalt not make any graven image"
"Thou shalt not take The Lord's Name in vain"
"Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it Holy"
"Honour thy father and thy mother"
"Thou shalt not kill"
"Thou shalt not commit adultery"
"Thou shalt not steal"
"Thou shalt not bear false witness"
"Thou shalt not covet"

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