The subject of Heaven and Jesus being the Only Way is just one of those topics which we frequently hear them pontificating on. They will boldly declare that Jesus can’t possibly be the “only way.” And the audience applauds.
I agree that there are “many ways,” but they all need to be asking where those ways take them. Only one road takes us to Heaven. How do we know this? Because the Bible says so. And if I believe what the Bible says about that, then I’ve got to believe what it says about my sin and my eternal destination unless I repent and turn to Christ.
There’s an old story about a motorcycle mechanic who was removing a cylinder head from the motor of a Harley motorcycle when he spotted a well-known heart surgeon in his shop. The surgeon had come in so the mechanic could take a look at his bike. The mechanic shouted across the garage, “Hey, Doc, can I ask you a question?”
The surgeon walked over to the mechanic. The mechanic straightened up, wiped his hands on a rag and asked, “So Doc, look at this engine. I open its heart, take valves out, fix ‘em, put ‘em back in, and when I finish, it works just like new. So how come I get such a small salary and you get the really big bucks, when you and I are doing basically the same work?”
The surgeon paused, smiled and leaned over, and whispered to the mechanic... “Try it with the engine running.”
Just because the mechanic could repair a motorcycle engine did not mean that he could perform open-heart surgery. The lesson is that just because I’ve made a movie, or thrown a few touchdowns, or even won an election, does not mean that I am qualified to give a definitive word on what the Bible says about Heaven or how to be saved.
I am certainly not saying that the only ones qualified to comment about the Bible or even have an opinion about it are preachers and Bible scholars. But when it comes to commenting on spiritual matters, shouldn’t we at least be familiar with what the Scripture says? Shouldn’t we question the source of our information before blindly believing anything that comes across the airwaves or in an email?
Not everything we hear is true, and we should all be careful about what we believe.
--Rocky Henriques, www.uticabc.com