I heard once about a man who was quite intelligent and highly educated, and yet when he tried to add oil to his car engine, he poured it down the narrow dipstick tube. Well, that’s one way of getting the job done!
With some tasks, however, there may be several satisfactory methods. If we need to send a communication to someone, we can use email, fax, telephone, texting, or an old-fashioned letter. The message is the same, regardless of how it’s conveyed.
And then there are wedding options. Whether a big church wedding, a private ceremony at home, or being wed by a justice of the peace, you’re just as married in any case. There are advantages and disadvantages to each arrangement, but still, one can choose.
We are conditioned to multiple options in almost every department of life—from menus to makes of cars to brands of detergent.
Wouldn’t our ancestors be astonished if they could see the almost unlimited choices available to us?
In regard to salvation, are there many roads to heaven? Does the Bible teach that?
Christ “became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation” (Hebrews 5:9). But what if we disobey? See 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9.
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23).
The Bible says there is only one gospel, only one faith, only one Savior, only one way to be saved, and only one road that leads to life (Galatians 1:6-9; Ephesians 4:4-6; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Matthew 7:13-14).
So what’s our choice? Take it or leave it.
If God offers us one and only one way to be saved, and He does, should any of us have a problem with that?
After all, isn’t that far more than we deserve?
Scripture quotations taken from the NASB: http://www.lockman.org/
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