One Way

“For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time.” 1 Timothy 2:5-6

Beloved,

I used to live at the end of a gravel road. There was only one way to drive to our house and you had to come down Rickenbaker Road. Rickenbaker was 7 miles long that led you straight to the middle of nowhere.

When giving directions I would tell people, “Drive until you feel you are lost and then keep going.” There were no shortcuts. People wanted to find another way, but you had to take the one road. There was only one way in.

Likewise, there is one way to God. Our pluralistic culture may not appreciate the exclusive claims of the Scriptures, but we must rejoice that there is one way to God. We should rejoice because we do not even deserve that one way. We deserve justice. We deserve the just punishment for our sins from a just God. We deserve wrath, but God gave us way. He gave us one way to God through the man Christ Jesus. There is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men. There is one Redeemer. Jesus gave himself as a ransom for all who would turn from their sins and trust in Him.

Our world may want another way; it may want a shortcut. It may want to believe that there is many ways to God, but the Bible makes it very clear that there is only one way to God that is through the man, Christ Jesus. We must contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints in the one, great Redeemer. Our great Redeemer gave Himself so all now have a chance for life through Him. He is a great Redeemer and He is the only Redeemer. Praise God for the one way.

Steven Brazzell

Charlotte, NC