Thursday, May 5, 2011

Backstory: "Can't Get There From Here"

In looking back at "Can't Get There From Here," I have to give credit to a good friend of mine, a worship minister by the name of Dan Riordan.  Back around 2005 (give or take a year), the church we attended then had a radio ministry.  Dan had approached me about writing a script for the radio program, a short drama dealing with how there is only one road that leads to Heaven.  One of the possible suggestions he had thrown out was that of a man who had died and is trying to find the right road into the afterlife he wants.  For a number of reasons, the radio ministry was discontinued before I could complete a script, but I thought the idea had plenty of "meat" and adapted it into the story that appears in "Zero Hour."

Acts 4:12 tells us that, in regard to Christ, "Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved."  However, we live in a world that for the most part tries to ignore this simple truth.  "All roads lead to Heaven," they say.  "As long as you believe in something, you're all right," they try to tell us.  "Everybody gets to Heaven sooner or later," they argue.  The thing is, if you believe the Bible, then you can't believe this line of reasoning that the world tries to sell.  The two ideas are mutually exclusive.  For my part, obviously, I choose to believe what the Bible says on this matter.

If by any chance you are reading this blog and have never put your faith in Christ as your Savior, let me urge you to do so now.  All of us have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Rom. 3:23); in other words, we're all guilty.  For those sins, an eternity in Hell would be what we deserve, but Christ gives us the opportunity to have eternal life with Him in Heaven (Rom. 6:23).  Jesus Christ, God in human flesh, paid the price for us with His life even while we were still lost in our sins (Rom. 5:8) as a shows of His love and mercy toward us.  If we trust Him as our Savior and confess His name, we will be saved (Rom. 10:13).  Nothing else--not good works, not any other religion that denies the deity of Christ, not anything else you can throw out there--is going to compensate for our sins if we don't accept Christ as Savior and Lord.

Have a great day, everybody.  Acts 4:12.--SMS

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