DO ALL ROADS LEAD TO GOD?

We’ve all heard the phrase flow like honey from their lips: “All roads lead to God.” I immediately arch my back, ready to strike. Maybe I should not be so hasty. What does the Bible say?

“Every knee will bow before me, every tongue will confess to God.” (Romans 14:11)

In the last book of the Bible, we read of people calling to the mountains and rocks to fall on them. Why would they want that? So they’ll be hidden “from the face of him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb.” (Rev 6:16)

John also prophesied, “I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written.

These believe-what-you-want folks may have something. What do you think? Is that how you want to meet God? If you had things worked out between God and you, why would you want the mountains and rocks to fall on you?

Remember sneaking a peek at your report card? We usually knew if we needed to worry. I never wanted to look at my math and science grades. I wanted to hide them under a rock.

As a youngster, I learned what we called the Romans Road:
1. All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)
2. The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (6:23)
3. God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (5:8)
4. If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God hath raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (10:9)

Other verses lead us on this same road of salvation:
The most well-known verse in the Bible, John 3:16, says, “For God so loved the world that he gave His one and only Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

The jailer asked Paul and Silas, “What must I do to be saved?” Their response was simple, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved.” (Acts 16:30-31).

Jesus said, “I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved.” (John 10:9)

And in case you think you can work it off, Isaiah 64:6 says “our righteousness is like filthy rags.”

Be sure you’re on the heaven road, and you won’t have to worry about rocks and mountains falling on you. Instead, the Rock of Ages will shelter you.

Every knee shall bow before me, every tongue confess to God. Romans 14:11

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  1. Right on, Marty! I love the plain, simple truth of the Word. Why so many people make salvation into such a complicated thing, I’ll never know.

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  2. Megan

    While I completely agree with the simplicity of obtaining salvation-we believe, repent, and trust-I feel that churches are throwing these verses around to cover our sins, and not in the way that Jesus’ blood covers it. I believe we still need to be mindful of God’s judgement, even if we’re saved from His wrath. Though I suppose it’s not so much in a fearful way as it is a humble, thankful way. Love your words!

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    • Megan, I couldn’t agree more. “Do we go on sinning that grace may increase? May it never be!How shall we that died to sin live in it?” (Romans 6:1-2) Only when we realize the ugliness of our sin can we realize (but still only in our finite minds) how amazing His grace. Thanks, Megan. I love how you think through things.

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