you ever met a narrow-minded Christian?
They’re out there. They’re the ones
who believe there is only way to get to heaven.
They’re the ones who believe that
accepting the free gift of salvation that Jesus offered by dying on the cross is
the only way to heaven.
They’re the ones who don’t believe
that all spiritual paths lead to heaven.
Many people in our culture take great
issue with the narrow-minded-one-way-to-heaven belief of these Christians.
They feel that people should be
tolerant of all religious beliefs. They feel that each person should be free to
determine their own personal beliefs. Each person should decide who or what God
is for them. They feel that open mindedness is an asset in the spiritual realm.
These same people who frown upon the
narrow-minded views of Christians have probably never disputed the narrow minded
answer a mathematician gets when he adds two plus two. There is only one answer.
Put them into an off road setting.
Rebuild a dune buggy engine and try putting the pistons in upside down. Won’t
work. There is only one way to assemble an engine. No matter how good it feels
to you to put parts back in places different from where they go, the engine will
not work that way.
The same people who dispute the fact
that there is only one way to get to heaven, would not dispute the fact that all
6.3 billion people living on the face of the earth today got here the very same
way. Doesn’t matter if you’re the wealthiest American in the United States or
the poorest of the poor living in a third world country, you arrived on earth in
the same way.
The truth can be
narrow. Don’t miss out on it because you pride yourself on being open-minded. If
you want to see where open-mindedness will get you in the world of physical
science, try putting that piston in upside down next time you rebuild your
Its a lot
less expensive lesson than waiting to die and finding out your open-mindedness
didn’t get you where you thought it would.
“I am the way, the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through
Me.” — John 14:6