Wednesday, May 4, 2016


There are thousands of religions, all of which believe their "way to paradise" is the right way, but Proverbs 14:12 says "There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death."; it indicates each of them has one very significant flaw; they do not understand there is but one true way; faith in Jesus' death for our sins, His burial, and His resurrection, all according to the Scriptures (Jn. 14:6; 1 Cor. 15:1-4)!  The moment one accepts Christ and is born again, his life begins a journey that the Bible calls "the way."  Here are a few examples which speak of that journey:

Matthew 3:3 - "the way of the Lord."
Matthew 7:14 - "narrow is the way."
Matthew 21:32 - "the way of righteousness."
Matthew 22:16 - "the way of God."
John 14:6 - "Jesus saith...I am The Way."
Acts 9:2 - "if he found any of this way."
Acts 16:17 - "the way of salvation."
Acts 18:25 - "the way of the Lord." 
Acts 18:26 - "the way of God."
Acts 22:4 - "And I persecuted this way unto the death."
Acts 24:22 - "having more perfect knowledge of that way."
Romans 3:17 - "the way of peace."
Hebrews 9:8 - "the way into the holiest of all."
2 Peter 2:2 - "the way of truth."
2 Peter 2:15 - "the right way."
2 Peter 2:21 - "the way of righteousness."

Yes, the moment one trusts in the finished work of Jesus on his behalf, the Word says: "In Whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the Word of truth, the Gospel of your salvation: in Whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise" (Eph. 1:13).  Paul also wrote that when one is born again, God begins the work of making the believer, more and more, like His Son.  Philippians 1:5-6 says, "...for your fellowship in the Gospel from the first day until now; being confident of this very thing, that He (Who) hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ."

In Romans 8:28-29, Paul, again, places the emphasis upon the work of God in His child.  He wrote:  "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.  For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren."

This life-long process is complete the moment we see Jesus face-to-face; John wrote:  "Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be:  but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is" (1 Jn. 3:2)!
Are you trusting in a religion or are you trusting in Jesus Christ?

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