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Paths January 29, 2008

Posted by amybeth in Christianity.
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The following is from a e-letter a musician, John Fischer sends out called Catch of the Day. Someone sent it to me and I thought it was a really neat perspective.

True or false:
All paths lead to God. False.
All paths can lead to God. True.
It all depends on which end of the path you are looking from.

True or false:
All paths that lead to God have to go through Jesus. True.
Therefore, there is only one path to God. False.
There are as many paths to God as there are people who find Jesus.

Everybody’s path is different. Some paths go through fundamentalism and end up with Jesus. Some paths go through Catholicism and end up with Jesus. Some paths go through Islam and end up finding Jesus. Some paths go through Buddhism and end up finding Jesus. Some paths go through atheism and end up with Jesus. Some paths go through Mormonism and end up with Jesus. All paths that get to God go through Jesus, but you can start from anywhere. God is fully capable of drawing those who are His from anywhere. And He does.

It isn’t necessary to convince someone to change paths. We don’t have to carry around WRONG WAY signs to flash in front of people.

There is no such thing as a wrong path; there is only the path you are on, and it is not necessary to get someone off the path they are on, and onto the “right” one. It’s only necessary to point people to Jesus. Anyone should be able to see Jesus from just about anywhere. Especially if they are truly looking for God. The point is to point people in the direction of Christ from wherever they are.

Christians as well as people from other religions, cults, or no religion, who are truly seeking God, will find Jesus. Christians and people from other religions, cults, or no religion, who are not really seeking God, will not find Jesus. They will just be distracted by religion.

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Comments»

1. patti - January 31, 2008

Wow. THIS is an EXCELLENT post.

2. Dougie G - February 3, 2008

I have never thought of the roads leading to Jesus in this way before. I was always an advocate of putting people on the “right” road theory. It’s absolutely true. It doesn’t really matter what road we are on, if we are truly searching for God, they will end up at Jesus. Thankyou for changing my thinking on this subject. Fresh revelation! I love it!

3. Hamameliss - February 6, 2008

That’s really great! It kind of put into words clearly how I was kind of thinking about the topic, but had never gotten too.

4. Dougie G - February 13, 2008

The last paragraph reminds me of that time when Jesus will separate the sheep from the goats. “Christians not really seeking God will not find Jesus.” As my pastor says: ” very sobering”.


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