Do all roads lead to God?
I’ve heard many well intentioned folks say that no, not all roads lead to God. I disagree. I say that all roads do, in fact, lead to God.
If you consider yourself atheist, your road leads to God. If you're an agnostic, your road leads to God. If you’re a Muslim, your road leads to God. If you’re a Buddhist, your road leads to God. In fact, no matter what you believe, your road leads to God.
The Bible say’s in Hebrews 9:27 that it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment. The Bible is clear that after we die, we will stand in judgment before God.
The question is not do all roads lead to God, but rather, how does one get forgiveness of sins and eternal life with God?
You may say, "What sins?" The Bible says in 1 John 3:4 that whoever transgresses the Law commits sin. So sinning is transgressing or breaking God’s Law.
Which Law? The Ten Commandments, God’s moral Law.
Have you broken God’s Law?
Let’s look at just three of the Commandments…
The 9th Commandment is thou shall not lie. Ever told a lie? That makes you a liar. The 8th Commandment is thou shall not steal. Ever stolen something? That makes you a thief. The 3rd Commandment is thou shall not take the Lord’s Name in vain. Ever said something like, "Oh my G**?" Or used His name as a curse word? The Bible calls that blasphemy. The Bible says that God will not hold him guiltless who takes His Name in vain. The Bible says that all liars will have their part in the lake of fire. The Bible also says that no thieves will inherit the Kingdom of God.
That’s the bad news.
But there is good news!
Two thousand years ago, God sent His Son Jesus Christ to Earth. He lived a perfect sinless life. He died a horrible brutal death on the cross for the sins of the world; for your sins and my sins. They buried Him. But three days later, God raised Him from the dead so that you could have forgiveness of your sins and eternal life in Heaven. It’s like this; you broke God’s Law, but Jesus paid your fine.
The question now becomes; how do you receive this forgiveness of sins? The Bible says you must repent of your sins and place your trust in Christ to save you from God’s wrath on judgment day. To repent is not just saying you’re sorry, but turning your back on sin as well. Trusting in Christ is like trusting a parachute. You don’t just believe in a parachute, you must put it on for it to save you.
Once you do this, you will pass from death to life and God’s wrath will pass-over you.
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