“I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
Along the road of life there are many paths we choose to take. Some paths are filled with happiness and laughter; others are marked with sorrow and tears. Regardless of the paths you choose along life’s road, you will inevitably come to a place in your journey where you must choose between one of two paths to eternity—the path that leads to life or the path to what the Bible calls the second death.
In today’s society, it may seem as if there are various paths which lead to eternal life; but the writer of Proverbs 14:12 states that “there is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.” God’s Word affirms that pursuing our own way to eternal life will not work. There is only one way to heaven, and that way is through God’s Son, Jesus.
Romans 3:23 states, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” This means that everyone is a sinner; and as sinners, we will never be “good enough” to earn our way into a relationship with God. According to Romans 6:23, “The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” As a working society, you may know that wages are what a person earns for something he has done. Because of our sin, the one thing we have earned is death, eternal separation from God in hell.
Although we as sinners deserve eternal death, God has given us a gift—the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ. According to Romans 5:8, “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Jesus, the perfect sacrifice, paid the price for our sins through His death on the cross and resurrection from the dead. He did what we as sinners could not do for ourselves. Therefore, it is only through Him that we are able to have the gift of eternal life.
The path to eternal life is now before you; what will you choose?
The following prayer is a guideline to help you tell God that you want to accept His gift of eternal life:
Thank You for sending Jesus to die on the cross for my sins. I know that I am a sinner and that it is only through Jesus’ death on the cross and resurrection from the dead that I am able to have eternal life with You in heaven. I now accept You as my Savior.
In Jesus’ name, Amen
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