Have you heard people saying that all religions will lead you to God? To put it simply, that is a lie. Did you know that there are roughly 9,900 different religions in existence today? For all of them to be the way to heaven, God would have to adopt many forms and personalities, yet the Bible tells us clearly the character of the one true God.
The Bible teaches that God is Holy. He has no sin. In fact, He hates sin.
This presents for us a problem because we are sinners, in bondage to sin in every way. If God is holy and cannot coexist with sin, how in the world can we go to heaven when we die? This may surprise you, but we can’t. We all deserve to go to hell when we die.
“For all have sinned and fall short from the glory of God”.
We have separated ourselves from God because we have chosen to disobey Him, exactly as Adam and Eve did in the Garden of Eden!
God sent His son to save us
“For God so loved the world that He sent his only begotten son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Jesus Christ came to earth to die on the cross. With his death he paid to God the penalty for our sins. Because of Jesus’ sacrifice, we can now be forgiven by God. We are justified when we accept the sacrifice that Jesus has made to paid for our sins.
We have to come to God in repentance and ask Him to forgive our sins based on what Christ has done. We have the confidence (faith) that He will accept Christ’s sacrifice, because it was God’s plan in the first place.
No other man can save us but Jesus
“Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
God has never appointed any other way to salvation than Jesus. The perfect sacrifice for all mankind had to be a sinless person. That person was Jesus Christ, who never sinned. He was a perfect man and He was God at the same time. Also, we are living a lie when we try to save ourselves, because a sinner cannot save another sinner.
“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.”
God will not share His glory with sinful men. None will be able to boast in God’s presence that he or she has gained his own salvation. The glory belongs only to God and His merciful Son Jesus Christ. Salvation is freely obtained or not at all.
There is only one Way, only one Savior, only by Grace, only through Faith.
God is holy and He will not allow sin in His presence. He has provided a way for you to reach His glory: Jesus Christ, the Savior. Are you willing to walk in His Way?