Only One Narrow Way!
The Holy Bible says there is only ONE WAY to be saved. Saved from what? What is it you wish to be saved from? Hell? That proves nothing. Nobody wants to go there. The issue between God and man is SIN. Do you wish to be saved from it? WHAT IS SIN? Sin is a species of rebellion against God. It is self-pleasing; being completely indifferent to whether or not my conduct pleases my Creator.
Before God saves a man, He convicts him of his sinnership. By this I do not mean that he says with everybody else, “Oh yes, we are all sinners, I know that.” Rather do I mean that the Holy Spirit makes me feel in my heart that I have been a life-long rebel against God, and that my sins are so many, so great, so black, that I have transgressed beyond the reach of divine mercy. This is how God sees all lost sinners:
“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: Their feet are swift to shed blood: Destruction and misery are in their ways: And the way of peace have they not known: There is no fear of God before their eyes.” [Romans 3:10-18]
Do you now perceive that there is no good thing in you, nothing good credited to your account, that all the way through you have loved the things God hates and hated the things God loves? Has the realization of this broken your heart before God? Has it made you mourn that you have so despised His mercies, misused His blessings, broken His sabbaths, neglected His Word, and given Him no real place at all in your thoughts, affections and life? If you have not yet seen and felt this personally, then at present there is no hope for you, for God says, “EXCEPT YE REPENT, YE SHALL ALL LIKEWISE PERISH” [Luke 13:3]. And if you die in your present condition, you will be lost forever in Hell.
But if you have been brought to the place where sin is your greatest plague, where offending God is your greatest grief, and where your deepest desire is now to please and honor Him; then there is hope for you.
“The Son of man is come to seek and to save that which is lost” [Luke 19:10]
“Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish” [Luke 13:3]
“Wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat” [Matthew 7:13]
“And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.” [Jeremiah 29:13]
Jesus will save you from destruction (eternal damnation) provided you are ready and willing to throw down the weapons of your warfare against Him and surrender yourself to His control.
“Behold now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation” [2 Corinthians 6:2]
“Believe on the LORD Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved” [Acts 16:31]
“For there is none other name under heaven [except Jesus Christ] given among men, whereby we must be saved” [Acts 4:12]
Adapted from ‘The Way Of Salvation” by Arthur W. Pink
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Christ Died For The Ungodly
by Horatius Bonar
The divine testimony concerning man is, that he is a sinner. God bears witness against him, not for him; and testifies that "there is none righteous, no, not one"; that there is "none that doeth good"; none "that understandeth"; none that even seeks after God, and, still more, none that loves Him (Psa. 14:1-3; Rom. 3:10-12). God speaks of man kindly, but severely; as one yearning over a lost child, yet as one who will make no terms with sin, and will "by no means clear the guilty." <continued>