Which Door?

As the time draws nearer to Christ’s return, we are seeing more and more compromise in the Church. Jesus was not a compromiser. Even as He walked this earth, He told mankind that there was only one way to Heaven and that was through Him.

~John 10:9 Jesus said: “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture”.

Jesus Christ, the Saviour of mankind, is the door to Heaven. There is only One Door that is acceptable. Many will say that this is a narrow-minded approach to salvation. However, Christ was quite clear and made no bones about it during His ministry.

~John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

You can be sure that the way of salvation is not going to be an easy route. It is not going to be a compromising of the masses. The door that the majority will wish to take to Heaven is a wide door – it fits many compromises. It can be compared to the saying, “There are many roads that lead to Rome.” However, Christ said that there is only one way. He also said that if you deceive yourself, you will be on a wide road along with countless others making your own way to Heaven.

Christ’s way, however, is a path that is not followed by many. It is a single path with no variation and no compromise. Christ is not narrow-minded. In fact, He gave us exactly what we needed to do to enter through the Door. Jesus said that few will find the Truth.

~Matthew 7:13-14 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: (13) Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. (14)

Jesus is the only way to Heaven! Many will ignore the Bible’s plain teaching and will create their own doctrine – their own path. But that path will lead to destruction (verse 13). Salvation is a major topic – why would God leave such an important thing as our eternal life in the hands of man? He didn’t! He left us clear instruction as to what to do.

Jesus said,

~Matthew 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

~Luke 13:3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

There is only one way to Heaven. Jesus is the only way – He is the Door – He is the way, the truth and the life! NO man can go to Heaven without Him.

~John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Why do you suppose we celebrate Christmas? The Christmas of today is not the way the holiday was intended to be celebrated! Christ came to earth in human flesh so He could relieve us of the burden of working our way to Heaven. Mankind had proven that it was impossible to be “good enough.” Mankind had proven that it was an effort in futility to try to achieve enough righteousness to enter Heaven. God’s mercy upon mankind was so great that He came to take on our burden of sin and become the Door for us to enter into Heaven’s gates. Don’t let this Christmas season go by without seriously considering today’s post.

Acknowledge Christ as the Saviour of your sins. Repent of them – turn away from your sins and call upon the name of Jesus Christ.

~Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

You cannot merely believe in Jesus and stay in your current spiritual condition. When one actually goes through the Door and is saved, one is changed. The desire to sin will dissipate as you grow as a Christian.

~2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Why not allow yourself to experience the true reason of this Christmas season. Admit to yourself that you are a sinner, accept Christ’s sacrifice on the cross as payment for your sin, walk through the Door and be born again in newness of life! If you do, you will experience the true joy of Christmas!

© Kate Plourde 2009

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