~Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

~Proverbs 16:25 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. 

First of all, let’s be clear about one thing. What is written here today is not MY opinion but what comes right out of Word of God. Take a moment to read and let God’s Word speak to your heart.

I was searching for a specific group of words in my Bible software and found that this group appeared twice in Proverbs. This Proverb was so important that the Lord put it in the Scriptures twice. Anything the Lord states more than once in the Bible should be noted and carefully heeded, don’t you think?

I can’t speak for God because His thoughts are not mine (Is. 55:8-9). But I can get a pretty good idea of what He communicates to mankind through the Bible. I’ve always heard preaching on this verse in conjunction with salvation. Oh how true it is!! When I was “religious,’ I just knew I was in the right religion. I was repeatedly told that I was in the one true church but I had not studied the Word of God to make sure that I was being told truth.

Notice how the verses state that this way of salvation seems right unto a man. Not “right unto the religious leaders” but unto the man himself. Every individual, every breathing soul that ever lived, will have to make this choice for himself. We cannot place the burden of blame on someone else for the choices we make. Why, then, do we think that we can leave the decision of salvation to someone else?

When I look back on the day I got saved, I remember a young woman who thought she was “OK” with God because she belonged to the biggest/richest “church and religion” in the world. How could so many people be wrong? Praise my wonderful Father in Heaven for pricking my heart through His Holy Spirit and showing me that nothing and no one could remove the burden of guilt from sin but Jesus Christ. No church, no priest, no Rabbi, no Pastor can say that I have eternal salvation because I am a member of a certain church. Why do I know that? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (Joh 14:6)

Jesus is NOT the way THROUGH a specific church. The Word of God says differently,

~Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

There is NO salvation in any other! None! The Word of God is clear. This way that I thought was the right way was leading me straight to Hell. I wasn’t even questioning it. I wasn’t even concerned. My priest never once had me thinking about where I would spend eternity. NEVER! I thank God daily for sending someone to warn me that I was heading down this path that was leading me to the ways of death! Thank You, Lord!

~Romans 14:1  For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

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