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A Word to the Wise – 7-27-2016

by Dr. Walter Olsen

Are there many ways to heaven? If one does not know and believe the truths of the Bible, he may think so. Different paths to heaven are presented by many different groups.

However, if we believe the Bible is indeed the word of God, then we believe there is only one way to heaven. The Apostle Peter made this plain when he said, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). It may seem convenient and hospitable to others who may differ, but as believers we must hold to the truth of God’s Word. Also, it is the message that we must preach and share with others. Since the Word of God is forever settled in heaven and cannot be broken, we must cling to its truth. The gospel is the good news the world about us needs. Then, too, when we trust Jesus as our Savior because He died for our sins and was raised again from the dead, we have the joy of sins forgiven. We know by the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives that there is a sure way to heaven. When we invite the Lord into our lives, we are content and have no need to look for other ways to heaven!

First Baptist Church of Woodville Dennis Tapp, Pastor 715-698-2624