The Right Way

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Many contradictory voices are heard today and many of them must be giving directions which are mistaken and misleading, even when given by well-meaning men. All cannot be true.
We should then, all of us, be on our guard against being misdirected for eternity. In such a matter as our soul's salvation it is vital to be certain where we shall spend eternity—in heaven, or in hell. It must be one of the two places.
Thank God, there is no need for us to depend on doubtful advice. God has given the plainest directions as to the way to heaven.
The way God directs is not the way of "doing our best," or of "observing the golden rule," or of "trying to be good." We are assured at the start that none of these will lead us to heaven. We have all of us wandered too far from God for any such directions to help us.
The Word of God points to Christ as the only way. Jesus Himself says: I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me. (John 14:66Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6).)
He suffered at Calvary, not merely as a martyr, but as the Sin-bearer making atonement by His own blood on the cross. Now that He is risen from the dead He is proclaimed to all as the only Savior. The way to receive blessing for the present and to enter into glory for eternity lies in trusting Him.
The Bible says: To Him give all the prophets witness, that through His name whosoever believeth in Him shall receive remission of sins. (Acts 10:4343To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins. (Acts 10:43).) Could words be plainer?
True wisdom is to listen to the sure directions of the Word of God and so escape the dreadful danger of being misdirected.
There is a way which seemeth right unto a man; but the end there of are the ways of death. (Prov. 14:1212There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. (Proverbs 14:12).)
He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on Him. (John 3:3636He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. (John 3:36).)