James MacDonald

John 14:6 - Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

Have you noticed that many people, and surprisingly some Christians, want to reconstruct the road to heaven? Some propose, "If we could broaden this thing out to four lanes, more people could get on. It's too narrow as it is."

No way. The Bible says there is one way to heaven and it's the right way. That kind of singularity is like fingernails on a chalkboard to our culture. "One way? Let's offer many paths to God . . . Jesus, Mohammed, pick the one that's best for you." Man's way - broad. God's way - narrow. Only through Christ.

Will you believe that Jesus is the only way to eternal salvation and that to deny Him is to choose eternal death and separation from God?

Now, don't picture Jesus in John 14:6 as some brutal gatekeeper who stands at the door and says, "This far and no further; nobody gets to the Father except through Me." He's saying, "Come, come. This is the way, through Me." Jesus welcomes all who come to Him. He's not blocking the path; He's the door; He's the way. He loves you and will receive you if you will come to Him sincerely.

What do you believe about Jesus Christ? This is the issue upon which your eternity rests.

Excerpted from "It All Comes Down to This" by Walk in the Word Ministries (used by permission).