“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God; because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that is should come; and even now already is it in the world.” 1 John 4:1-3
Today’s Christian Daily Devotional
Do all roads really lead to Rome? That is a common theological ideology that is being spread around the world today. All beliefs about the soul and eternity bring all people to the same place. It would be nice to think that, but let’s challenge that belief for a bit. If I were to tell you I live at 100 Mockingbird Lane in Chicago, Illinois, not all roads would lead to my home, would they? There is a certain way to get to my house. You cannot pull up to Blackbird lane just because you “feel” like it and still end up at my house. In the same way, there is only ONE way to eternal freedom. That “way” is Christ. (I am the way, the truth and the life. No man comes to the Father but by me.) Many people who do not agree with Christ being the only way, argue that believing there is only one way is being “close-minded”. It is sad to hear that making a solid decision on what you believe has to be termed “close-minded”. I have rebelled against the Bible, God and every person who claimed to know Him. Then, I “opened my mind” to the possibility of Christ. Could He really be the only way? If so, HOW? WHY? After I asked these questions, and searched for answers; I found that Christ being the only way actually makes the most sense out of any faith I have ever heard. For the first time in my life, I saw that there is a clear answer to what one must do to enter heaven. Christ was the only one perfect enough to die for the sins of the world. Even if a well-intentioned friend gave up his life for mine, he could never take my sins upon and suffer in my place, instead of me. Only a person, who had NO sin, could have the POWER to take away mine. Everyone has a responsibility to make a choice on what they personally believe; and if you say you believe in “all religions” you aren’t making much sense. We all know that many religions are actually “polar opposites”. If you claim to believe in one, you automatically, by deductive reasoning, are not able to agree with the opposite. Any psychologist would agree that a person claiming both would be certifiably delusional. Hmm….
“Dear Heavenly Father,
I know that you are not the author of confusion. The world today has presented so many “options” for a god that I can choose to believe in. Most people pick and choose the god that gives them the most “freedom” and makes them the most comfortable with their choices (sins) that they do not want to give up. But, Lord, I am searching for the REAL GOD. I am going to dedicate myself to searching for you, God. I am willing to accept who you are, even if it makes me uncomfortable. I know that a mighty God will not be able to fit into the confines of the human limitations. I am going to do it with all my heart, mind and soul…as if my eternal life depended on it it; because it does. I know I was born for a reason. I know that my existence matters not to just my friends and family, but to the God who created me. Lord, my life needs you. Will you show yourself to me and give my restless heart complete rest? Give me the kind of supernatural understanding of your word so I can really know all that you want me to. In Jesus’ name, I plead the blood over my soul and my search for the truth, Amen.”