I don’t know where I acquired this remake of the M*A*S*H directions, and it points in all directions instead of one – but it does remind me that there are multiple religions, and even greater divisions within those religions. All tell us they are the way to God. I wasn’t surprised then to run across a blog entitled “All Paths Lead To God.”
Yes, the author writes: “Pick a path, any path–it will take you to God. Trust me: you will stand before Him one day.” But, he doesn’t give the scripture I have given in the past and will probably use again:
Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear. (Isaiah 45:22-23 KJV)
Nor does he quote from the New Testament one of my favorite verses:
That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:10-11 KJV)
Nope. He simply uses:
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6 KJV)
He simply – and in less words than I use – states:
There are many roads to God, but only one will make you holy and only one will bring you home.Oh, let me tell you, that short, simple blog brought home the message we often ignore. Every individual that ever lived will stand before our Creator. Whatever path we have taken, there is one destination. What happens before His throne should be in our minds. The Bible gives so many statements, so many examples, tells us completely, that we cannot be unprepared.
But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. (Matthew 12:36-37 KJV)
That’s not even taking into consideration our deeds. We will be condemned by our own words. And, He has heard them all. We will stand before Him without a defense, guilty.
I’m not waiting – I bow my knee before Him now and confess, just as I will then:
For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. (Romans 14:11-12 KJV)