In Australia we have compulsory voting. We must go along to the
polling booth and cast our vote every time there is an election. Other
countries have optional voting. When it comes to the gospel of Jesus
Christ we all have to make a choice because Jesus says so; and he is the
judge. We have to choose between following Jesus or following Satan. We
have to choose between the narrow way and the broad way, as Jesus puts it
in Matthew 7:13-14. We will all die one day. The Bible says, ‘It is
appointed for men to die once and after this the judgment’ (Heb 9:27).
Opting out of death and judgment is not an option!
So in Australia we have to front up at the ballot box and make a
decision. We have to decide which political party we want running the
country. There has only ever been the choice of two parties when it comes
to forming government. Other parties come along offering a third
alternative but they never come to anything. It is always a choice
between two parties. Despite all the promises of a third way, this never
leads to anything.
In life there are but two ways, despite all the promises people
make. Some religions are as short-lived as some political parties; once
the leader goes nothing remains. Other religions have been around a long
time; longevity, of course, does not mean they offer the truth. Satan has
been deceiving people for a long time. The popular idea that there are
many roads leading to heaven is not true. Jesus, the Son of God never
spoke about various ways; he spoke of one way, declaring that he is the
way, and the truth and the life, and that no one comes to Father except
through Jesus (John 14:6). Moreover, Jesus does not share his crown with
any others. He said, ‘no one can serve two masters’ (Matthew 6:24).
If you think that there are many ways, or many gods, and see
Jesus as one among many, you are not listening to Jesus. Jesus is the
truth and the only way to eternal life. What of those who do not follow
Jesus? Well, they are following
the only other way, the way that leads to destruction (Matthew 7:13).
There are only two ways of living, and you, like everyone else, must
choose which way you will follow.
Rev. Dr. Dennis K. Muldoon