Blind Followers of Blind Leaders
There are a lot of statements that Satan loves to hear people say. Satan loves to hear people say, "There is no God." Satan loves to hear people say, "I do not believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God." He loves it when people say, "Church attendance is not necessary." Satan loves to hear people say, "You do not have to belong to a church in order to go to heaven." He loves it when he hears people say, "All you need to do to go to heaven is just keep the ten commandments" or "worship in the church of your choice."
We could go on and on with a list of statements that Satan loves to hear people say, but the one we hear most—and, I think, his favorite—is this: "We are all going to the same place but only by a different way." The place that they are talking about is heaven, not hell.
Is this true? Does the Bible teach that a statement such as this is true? Does a person have a right to choose the way that they are going to heaven? A person does have a right to choose their way, but the Bible tells us it may be the wrong way.
This Bible verse was quoted in a previous article, but it is appropriate to repeat it at this time: Proverbs 14:12: "There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death."
The Son of God tells us in the word of God that He is the way. He said, "I am the door, by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved (John 10:9). Verse one of Chapter ten of the book of John says, "He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold but limbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber."
So what is this way that Christ is telling us about? We have God's word, the Bible, to answer this question.
First, we must have the word ((Romans 10:14). We must believe the word and believe that Christ is the Son of God (John 8:24). A person must repent of their sins (Luke 13:3), confess that they believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God (Matthew 10:32), and then be buried with Him in baptism for the remission of your sins. Upon doing this, Christ will add you to His church. No one will vote to see if you will be accepted (Mark 16:16, Acts 2:38, Acts 2:47).
If you do these things, you will be taking the first steps in becoming a follower of Jesus Christ. If you do not accept the words of Christ and follow man's way, then you will be a "BLIND FOLLOWER OF BLIND LEADERS." We urge you to be a follower of Christ and not man.
Written by S.T. Hodges, a member of Christ's church
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Emory, TX 75440