Most people will tell you that there are many ways to get to heaven but that is not what has been taught in the Bible. The continuous thread of salvation from Genesis to Revelation has always pointed to Jesus as the Savior. God’s Word doesn’t speak of the Messiah as being many people because there is only One, Jesus. But, when you read the book of Matthew you will find where Jesus told of the “way to life”.
Matthew 7:13-14 says: “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.”
Some teach that the way to life is easy and free of trials but that isn’t true. Even Jesus told His disciples that “you will have trouble in this world“. Even though the way to Heaven and eternity does seem to be parallel with the roads that actually don’t get you there, make sure you are on the right pathway. Other religions do tell of being good and kind to others and many of their good points sound very much like Christianity but if you will read the Bible entirely you will find that it’s the one that has the Truth in it. The others are just making copies of that truth with some convenient changes that make their message sound very appealing.
That is why Jesus told His disciples to hold fast to their faith and do not be fooled by other claims from false prophets and religions. This is why we must place our Earthly life of things and temporary pleasures on the altar and sacrifice it daily so we can live a life surrendered to Jesus. This isn’t easy for people to hear because in our world the culture says “get more, be more, earn more” but none of “more” satisfies the longing in our hearts. We feel this as we grow but we don’t know what we are looking for until Jesus takes His place in our heart.
Even when the wide and easy road seems to go in the right direction, the narrow way leads to eternity with God.