Some people are used to multiple-choice tests. Certain questions do have more than one answer, while some do not. In the field of religion, many feel that there are multiple answers to the above question asked by this “certain ruler.”
Let’s notice: Could the answer be…..
1) Do Your Own Thing — The humanist philosophy promotes this idea since every man is his own god. Beware! These undermining heresies are being taught in our schools, our colleges and in many, many churches in our country. They are also being taught in too many Bible classes.
2) Follow Men’s Doctrines — The plural “men’s” is used to emphasize the plurality of doctrines, all claiming to be “of God,” but which are, in fact, contradictory to the Bible and each other!
3) Obey The Gospel Of Christ — If Christ is to judge us ( John 12:48 ). If His Word leads us to salvation ( Romans 1:16 ). If we do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, we will be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of His power ( 2 Thessalonians 1:6-9 ). If the engrafted Word is able to save our souls ( James 1:21 -NKJV).
We are now faced with the above three multiple choice answers. Which is the correct answer in order to be saved from our sins? The obvious choice is the third choice — God’s choice — Obey The Gospel Of Christ ( Romans 1:5 ; Romans 6:16-17 ; Romans 16:25-26 -NKJV).
As strange as it may seem, there are many folks who cannot (or will not) see the impossibility of trying to please man and God at the same time (multiple choice 1 and 2).
Paul teaches us in the letter to the brethren in Galatia:
“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life” ( Gal. 6:7-8 ).
We will either obey God’s salvation plan and be saved, or we will reject His salvation plan and be lost ( Romans 2:1-13 ). We have no multiple choice for eternity.
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