From The Pastor's Desk

Going the Right Way

Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it-Mt. 7:14.

Much has been said about the straight and narrow way. Some of it has been negative as the careless have dismissed it and the critical have denied it. To many, it seems exclusive and demanding.

However, that’s not the case for all! To some of us, it makes sense. We believe that it is right. We are convinced that it is true. It occupies a primary focus in our minds. We are too serious to dismiss or deny it.

In addition, we do not accept the theory that there are multiple options. Jesus said I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me (John 14:6). Concerning Christ, Peter declared [n]either is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved (Acts 4:12).

We understand that going the wrong way is not a positive action. Consider this illustration given by Rev. Mike Maxon-Do you like going the wrong way down a one way street? No? Why not? Because there is danger in going the wrong way.

Regardless of how good it may seem in the heat of the moment, we realize that [t]here is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death (Pr. 16:25). Regardless of how many have decided to go the wrong way, we understand that wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat (Mt. 7:13). Using both common sense and Scripture, it is clearly obvious that going the wrong way has consequences. Firmly, we are convinced that going the wrong way is not the way to go!

Now, I have approached this article as if you are firmly committed to going the right way, but there is a nagging question that’s hanging around-WHAT IF YOU’RE NOT? In spite of knowing all that you do, what if you’re inclined in a direction that is not good?

If you are, it’s time to turn around! There’s nothing good waiting for you at the end of your journey! It’s time to commit yourself anew to going the right way. Why don’t you decide that you are in this for the long haul?

Going the Right Way,
Micah Perry

Posted by Pastor Micah Perry on Jun.06, 2015