Jesus is the only way to heaven. Nonetheless, he's being rejected by Muslims, suspected by Hindus, ignored by Buddhists, hated by atheists, denied by agnostics, and utterly disregarded by many. There are many religions all over the world. They are so many that one could almost jump to the conclusion that they’re from God. For example, the massive spread of Islam has made many to believe that God is behind their spread. These people seem to be oblivious to the fact that Satan is the god of this world hence his prerogative to rule and dominate the earth. As a result of this, he’s trying all he can to draw as many as possible away from the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Men of different religions all over the world have failed to consider some very vital questions that need urgent answers. Consider, for instance, how possible it is for a Muslim born of a woman—in sin—to enter heaven just because he’s always been a good fellow. Really, many believe that if your good works outweigh your bad works you are bound to make heaven. Is that God’s point of view or that of man? Any man who is interested in spending eternity in heaven should consider the following questions acutely:
- Who will take you to heaven?
- How will you get there?
- What will you do about your sins?
- If you know Jesus is coming again, why don’t you come into union with him?
- What’s the proof that your religion is acceptable to God?
- Have you been made a citizen of heaven by God?
The Source of Religion
First off, lets us consider the cause of religion. What resulted in such widespread communities of religious folks all over the world? It’s simple: it is hunger. This hunger is certainly not the kind that is felt due to an insufficient amount of food in the belly; no! It’s the inherent hunger that’s felt in the spirit of man. This hunger is indescribable yet must be satisfied. This hunger in man’s spirit is as a result of the longing of the created being to have fellowship and communicate with his creator. Every man is a spirit being created by God as God is the God of all spirits.
In the beginning of man’s creation, in the Garden of Eden, Adam sinned against God. From then on, darkness came into this world, and man became estranged or cut off from the light of God. Ever since, man has yearned for communion with God, and sought different ways to make it happen; this accounts for all the religions of the world.
Is God in Support of Religion?
At this point, I’ll like to define religion. Religion is defined as a set of principles or system of beliefs that's generally accepted by a group of people, and it regulates the moral, social, and ritualistic behavior of these people. You can see from the above definition that God isn’t the author of religion but man; it was formed and agreed upon by man. Man devised his own way of reaching God. However, man has not and cannot find God through his own avenue—religion. This is the ultimate cause of religion on earth. Isn’t it appalling? That religion is all about the man, his beliefs, and gods. There’s no place where God is involved in it. On the contrary, this brings to light why Christianity is not a religion: God is involved in it.
Ignorance Causes destruction
Let it be noted that this article isn’t a crusade to canvass for more population in a certain community of worshippers. It’s just for the purpose of revealing the truth that’ll save you from destruction in hell, as stated in God’s word. And if this truth is ignored, destruction in hell is inevitable. You say, “I don’t believe you?” It’s simple to find out; just die and you will find out. When you die you can be sure to see the truth for yourself, but there would be no turning back then; what a risk! Here, on earth, is the best place to accept the truth that Jesus is the only way to heaven. Don’t waste your short time on earth believing man’s ideas and principles that God has absolutely nothing to do with.
Quench Your Thirst
As stated earlier, the cause of religion is as a result of this unquenchable thirst in man’s spirit. This hunger of man has only one thing that can quench its cravings. For every problem there is always a solution; for every thirst, there is always something that can provide satisfaction. You see, People go to the grocery store when they need food, they go to the bank when money is needed, and to the cinemas when they want to have some entertainment. People seem to know exactly what to do and where to go when they need something physical. However, the spiritual aspect of need hasn’t been addressed by many. The world is still yet to grasp the solution to the inert craving of man’s heart. Hence, here’s the top secret the world would ever need: all the needs and desires in the heart of every man in this world can only be satisfied in Christ Jesus. This brings to mind why he made these statements:
- Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls” (Matthew 11:28-29).
- Whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. (John 4:14).
Jesus is the only One who gives true fulfillment to the heart of man. He’s the One who quenches their heart hunger. I know this might still seem outlandish to some people, but God made it so and no one change that. He said in Revelation 7:16-17: “They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore, neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.”
Only Jesus Can Save
Now, for those who don’t believe in Jesus let me bring to your notice that not only is He the only One who can fill this void in the heart of man, He’s also the only One whose name is given whereby men can be saved from hell (Acts 4:12). Mohammed cannot do it, Buddha would never save you from hell, angels were not assigned for this, and of course, Satan cannot save you, if anything, he wants to lure you away from Jesus lest you should be saved.
Jesus Is in a Class of His Own
You see, no religious leader should be compared to Jesus; it’ll be such a disparagement. He has audacious descriptions in scripture and did great manifestations that no religious leader ever had. Jesus was declared to be the Son of God with power, by the resurrection from the dead (Romans 1:4). He said he was going to die and rise from the dead on the third day, and he did! His is the essence of divinity—all of God is in Him (Colossians 2:9). All things were created through him and for him (Colossians 1:16). He levitated from the ground and ascended into heaven in front of his disciples (Acts 1:9). He walked on water (Mat. 14:25). He talked to spirits, water, tree, and even spoke dead bodies to life. He’s the only One who can save one from hell (Acts 4:12). He is the One who was promised to come again, but this time to take his own with him. Even the Muslims believe he is coming again yet they ignore him. His love for man is immense and wouldn’t turn anyone away. He is waiting for you to come to him. Jesus is the fulfillment to the heart cry of man. Jesus is waiting for the world to come to him. He doesn’t want anyone to perish in eternal flames, shrieking and writhing continually forever! It doesn’t please him.
Accept Him Today
So I offer you the opportunity to ask him to come into your heart with this simple short prayer: “Oh Lord GOD, I Come to you in the name of Jesus. I ask Jesus to come into my heart, to be the Lord of my life. Thank you for saving me, in Jesus name, amen. If you prayed this prayer, congratulations! You are now a child of God—a new creation in Christ Jesus. Make sure to attend a Bible-believing church. And keep growing by the Word.