People today have accepted a lie. The culture of the world around us believes that Jesus is just one of many ways to eternal life in heaven. People want to “choose their pathway” believing “ that it will lead them to God. You have only two choices. Live according to the Word of God and believing in Jesus Christ or choose not to believe. Those are the pathways that you have to choose from and there are only 2.
There have never been “many ways” to salvation. God was the way to salvation in the Old Testament and it was through faith in Him that those who wanted eternity found it. Their faith and belief in His Promises was the key to eternity, now we have faith and belief in Jesus Christ that brings salvation and forgiveness to all who will believe in Him. So, the concept of more than one way to heaven breaks down to whom you follow as your Savior. Whether it is Jesus or Buddha or Mohammad or someone else or no one else, that is your choice.
God does not force salvation on anyone. You will either choose to follow Jesus when the Holy Spirit convicts you of your sin or you won’t. Today, many people seem to think that Christians are narrow-minded or exclusive and not modern enough to be in the 21st century. The Bible addresses all of the problems that any “self-help” book does and it gives you the advice to beat your depression, anxiety, feelings of helplessness through the power of prayer and belief in God’s restorative and healing power.
Is the Bible relevant in the 21st century? Yes, it is and its message is needed more today than ever before. It is the inerrant Word of God. Does it upset people with its exclusive ways and teachings? Yes, but if you follow the guidelines of this book you will be healthier and happier than most of the people around you. God loves you and He cares about every part of your life, not just your spiritual life. Consider that He knows when a sparrow falls to the ground, so if He cares about all of His creation enough to be mindful of birds, don’t you think that mankind is even more important since we are made in His Image?
Remember the fact that all of us have an eternity that comes after this life. Where we spend that eternity is up to us. Choose to follow Jesus and live with Him in eternity or choose some other “way” and end up in hell. It is a very fine line that we are balanced on during our life and the choice that we make about our eternity when we feel convicted of our need for salvation is an eternal one. Make a choice that you will be able to truly live abundantly with rather than being bound in hell.