Matter of Faith: The Way


(11/11/2019)

From: Phil Sorensen
Winona

We live in a society today that promotes diversity and relativism. There are no absolutes and all beliefs are valid. Many people believe that all religions eventually lead to heaven and there are no rights and wrongs. King Solomon long ago wrote in Proverbs 14:12 “There is a way that seems right to a man but the end is death.” He repeated the warning in chapter 16 but sadly failed to heed his own warning.

The Bible tells us that we “are all like sheep who have gone astray. Everyone has gone his own way ...”(Isa 53:6). When Jesus began his ministry he called his disciples simply telling them, “follow me.” Later he told “I am the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father but through me,” (John 14:6). Jesus is not only the way, he is the truth. The apostle John refers to Jesus as being the word of God in human form full of grace and truth (John 1:14).

God has given us a revelation of his will and ways in both the life and teachings of Jesus and these are recorded for us in the Bible which is the moral and spiritual compass for our lives. In Hebrews 4:12 we read that the word of God is alive and powerful, sharper than a two-edged sword, dividing between soul (human reasoning) and spirit (God’s truth). The idea that there is only one way to eternal life is offensive to many but the apostle Peter declared that there is no salvation in any other for there is no other name under heaven given unto men whereby we must be saved — that name is JESUS. Let me encourage you to put your faith and trust in Him alone, and make his word the compass and guide for your life.

 

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