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"One Way...Only?"
-- Object Lesson --

Recently as a HomePage was developed, new technologies and procedures were discovered and learned. One of those procedures was "How to upload the Homepage files to the Internet Service Provider." As with many things on the Internet, "How-to" manuals are scarce; so, many things are learned by trial-and-error, after a few "basics" are ascertained from the "experts."

The primary need was to get into "my" directory at the Service Provider. However, no matter WHAT I tried, I could not get there. And, never having been there before, I wasn't sure what things should Look Like once I WAS there. I was reaching all kinds of different directories, but not "mine." A knowledgeable relative and the "experts" at the Service Provider all said the directory was there, but I could not get there.

Then, by chance, I spied a blank space on the FTP access menu; which the set-up software had not "filled-in," nor had the "experts" mentioned anything about. The "Destination Directory." When filled in correctly with "my" directory information, I was instantly connected to "my" directory, and the files were then easily uploaded. But, there was only ONE CORRECT PROCEDURE to get there.

I then thought of many discussions on the Cyber-Forums. Many different people of various backgrounds and beliefs...all believing, sincerely, that All Faiths will get to heaven...scoffing at Narrow- minded, Bible-thumpers who preach that there is only "One Way" to heaven.

In the realms of "Cyber-Intelligence" everyone knows that attempting to run a command such as "GETTHERE.EXE" will not execute if typed "GETHERE.EXE" It must be EXACT. Computers are not forgiving. But I never hear excuses and whining about the "narrow-minded" computer designers and software engineers requiring preciseness to execute their programs.

So...Why should it be considered preposterous for a Holy, Jealous God to indicate to Sinful Man that there is but ONE WAY into His presence? Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." (Jn 14:6)

"He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. "And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God." (John 3:18-21)

"Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. (Mat 7:13-14)

Amen!


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