Thursday, April 22, 2010

Multiple Choice


After our wedding, my husband and I honeymooned in Carmel, California. It was so exciting for me to visit a non-Georgia-bordering state and I loved the idea of crossing the country. We had an adorable place to stay and nothing but time to enjoy our surroundings.

Every morning we would have breakfast at our hotel and every evening we chose a place to have dinner. One night we ate Mexican. One night we ate seafood. One night we ate ourselves silly with free cheese. No matter what we wanted to have, we had the ability to have it. Our choices were endless and our options abundant.

At the end of our stay, surprisingly, both of us were yearning for a home cooked meal. The idea of having to make another dinner decision became troublesome. All we wanted to do was sit down, in the comfort of our own home, and have a meal together. Upon our return, I am pretty sure that we did not eat out again for weeks.

John 14:6
"I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” – NIV

Although the idea of abundant options always seems appealing, is this always the case? Consider the realm of spirituality in our culture; each individual has nothing but choices. Just at first glance there is Judaism, Mormonism, Christianity, Kabala, and of course, the choice to have no religion at all. The world screams at us to observe religious tolerance, be accepting of all spiritual belief structures and consider none above the rest…but, when you get down to it, this is not Biblical.

When push comes to shove, no amount of tolerance will save your soul. The only person who can claim salvation is Jesus Christ. We cannot substitute the red blood of Christ for a red string tied to our wrist. We cannot believe in God and forsake His Son. We cannot disregard the biblically taught foundation in marriage and take more than one spouse. Most importantly, we cannot fool ourselves into thinking that we have more than one way to find salvation.

In a world of endless choices, sometimes it’s nice to know you only have one.

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