“Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12
“Excuse me sir, pardon me miss, which way is Heaven, and how do I get there from here?”
How many different responses do you suppose such a question would bring in today’s world? Even in our day’s Church? What would your answer be?
The Atheist says there is no heaven in which to go. The Agnostic says they don’t have a clue. The Liberal says whatever way they so choose. The Religionist says by keeping God’s laws. The Moralist says by making sure my good outweighs my bad. The New Ager says by discovering the divine within. And so on and so on…
In the early days of the Church, the followers of Jesus were known by different names. They were called, “the Nazarenes” in Caesarea. In Antioch, they were first called Christians. But the name most prevalent at the time was – the Way. The Way says believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved. (Acts 16:31)
The Way…where did we lose that name? How can we get it back? Surely the Apostle Paul’s steadfast resolve in his day must become our passionate resolve in these last days: “I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” (1 Cor 2:2)
Which way is Heaven? – By way of Jesus Christ and Him crucified. By way of Jesus Christ and Him buried. By way of Jesus Christ and Him raised the third day. By way of the Gospel, which you received, by which you stand, by which you are saved. (Ref. 1 Cor 15:1-4) And there it is – the Way – the only way to get to heaven. There is no other.