There is no finality to the Christian LIfe this side of eternity. Leonard Ravenhill

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

All Roads Lead to God

"We will all stand before the judgment seat of God; for it is written, 'As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.' So then each of us will give an account of himself to God." Romans 14:10-12

Some religious theorists try to convince the populace that everyone regardless of spiritual persuasion will in the end get to Heaven. These pluralists preach that every man and woman on the face of this earth, in spite of their place in the religious marketplace, will get to God. Their basic theology is encapsulated in the old statement: All roads lead to God.

While such reasoning sounds warm and fuzzy, this line of thought is neither biblical nor rational. Jesus clearly stated in John 14:6 that He was the road to the Father and that no one no matter how hard they tried would get to God outside of Him. So we see that the "all roads lead to God" theory and the words of Christ are antithetical to each other. Secondly, this inclusive theology fails any standard of logic. How can all religions be right went they all believe very different things from one another? How can all roads lead to God when some religions don’t even believe in God? Does the Muslim get his hedonistic heaven when he dies, the Hindu his reincarnation, and the evangelical his golden streets and pearly gates? It just doesn't work!

Now having said all of that, let me say this, I do believe all roads in life do lead to God, but not in the traditional way. The Bible clearly teaches that every man and woman will stand before God at His judgment throne. This is far from something warm and fuzzy. God is a good judge and He will judge accordingly. The Word of God says we will all have to give an account of ourselves to God. This is everyone who has ever lived and everyone who will ever live, no one gets to skip the judgment.

It is here at "Jehovah's awful throne" that God Almighty will pronounce the verdict on our lives. If we stand before Him washed in the blood of Jesus Christ, cleansed from our sins and have been made new, our eternal destination in Heaven will be prepared.(Although we will still be accountable for how we have lived and should live every moment of our days in a way so that when we stand before Him, He will say "Well done") But if when you stand before God you stand alone as your own lawyer trying to defend your sin-stained self before a completely holy God, their is no hope for you, your eternal destination is also prepared. Heaven is a real place, it is the eternal home of those who have been saved from their sin by Jesus Christ. Hell is also a real place and it will be the eternal nightmare of all those who have rejected Christ.

The road that you are walking does lead to God; but not as a benevolent Santa Claus. The God you will meet is a perfect judge and He hates sin. So don't wait to get prepared to meet Him. (Amos 4:12) We get to live this life but once and then we have to face God. (Heb. 9:27) Don't depend on your own goodness, you won’t measure up. Put on the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved. (Rom. 13:14)

Remember: Their is a judgment coming!

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