Updated: Jan 2
"Salvation through Jesus Christ"
“Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12.
When I talk to people about Jesus Christ and the fact that He is the only way to the Father, everybody seems to have the same question. If God is so loving how can He send anybody to hell? Let me start out by boldly saying "God does not send anybody to hell". The Bible says that, "All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God" therefore no man in his own righteousness can enter into heaven. So God had a predicament. Because of his love for you and me, He had to come up with a solution for sinful man to be able to enter into heaven. Sin had to be dealt with and because we cannot pay for our own sins, we had to count on a redeemer. The only way sin can be paid for is by a person that is without sin, therefore God had to come down from heaven and become man, in the personage of Jesus Christ so that he could live the perfect, sinless life. Jesus came to fulfill the law and the prophets and willfully died on a cross in the most painful way imaginable to man. He did not only suffer the physical pain, but also suffered emotional pain that goes way beyond anything we can comprehend.
To me that speaks volumes of how much our God truly loves us. God loves every human being that he created to the point that he would want all to come to repentance and be forgiven. We are told in 2 Peter 3:9; “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” He gave us a free gift called "GRACE" which cannot be earned in any way, shape or form. It is a free choice that you have to make. “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.” Matthew 7:13. Ask yourself, “Are you going through a narrow gate or is the gate that you are going through wide?” God says anybody who enters in by any other way is a thief and a robber. Jesus said in John 14:6; “I am the way, the truth, and the life, No one comes to the Father except through Me.” So when you hear that all roads lead to heaven, you are being told a lie from the pit of hell!
Let me put this in the terms that might clear this up. If you work for a company that is owned by a very rich man and he likes to show his appreciation to his employees, he may invite you to a very exclusive party with the best of everything. At that point you have the option of accepting that invitation or you have the option of denying that invitation. If you deny that invitation you cannot say that your boss is responsible for you not being at his celebration. You had the choice and you rejected his offer. In the same manner God has sent his son Jesus Christ to die for your sins and all you have to do is receive this gift which we call "Grace". If you choose to deny this gift and deny Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then you have made the decision to be excluded from his eternal kingdom.
God will not force you to accept His gift, therefore it is your choice. So, do not blame God for the choice that you make. Give your life to Jesus Christ today and receive the greatest gift ever offered. The free gift of grace. “Written To the glory of God, Inspired by the Holy Spirit!” Amen!