Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Two Roads - Which One Are You On?

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by Tony Thomas

“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."  Matthew 7:13-14 ESV

Two roads.  Only one leads to life.

Many are on the broad road.  It is easy.  It is the road of compromise, accommodation and popular opinion.  It is politically correct.  Socially acceptable.  No persecution.  Everybody likes you.  That road has a big welcome sign.  It says enter here.  All paths lead to God.  Eternal life is available to all.  It doesn't matter what you believe.  Or you don't have to believe anything at all.

The other road is narrow.  It is the road of faith in Jesus Christ.  It is a hard road.  It is narrow.  There is no welcome sign.  It requires you to deny yourself, take up your cross and follow Him.  It is a road full of suffering and persecution.  You will be hated and reviled while on that road.  Yet, it is the only road that leads to eternal life.  Heavenly bliss.  Streets of gold.  Walls of jewels.  The tree of life.  The throne of God.  Joy unspeakable and full of glory.  Never ending fellowship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

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

Which road are you on?

"The invitation is freely given, the proclamation is openly made. My God is not a God of hatred and of anger; he is a God of love. He bids you who are thirsty, who are longing to see his face, he bids you now come; and he tells you, and he confirms the same with an oath - "As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?" Come now! "The Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely." O Spirit of God! draw sinners to Christ! O glorious One! do thou be pleased now to draw them to the Father, through Jesus Christ, the Son of God."  - C. H. Spurgeon  "The Way to God"

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