The way of truth
The Bible has a lot to say about truth and error as it relates to the choices we make in life.
Throughout all of life, there are innumerable difficult decisions which one must make.
Even among the most complex decisions, there are some more significant than others because of their far reaching implications.
The choices that have the most serious implications are those which have to do with the eternal welfare of one’s soul.
When David penned Psalm 119, he made this statement in verse 30.
"I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid before me."
The scri ptures use various terms to refer to "the way of truth."
In Solomon’s prayer in dedicating the Temple, he prayed God would teach the people "the good way in which they should walk."
In the book of Proverbs, it is called "the way of understanding."
All of the choices we make in life should be governed by God’s infallible truth.
Satan’s strategy is to set before men a way which appears to be true, but in reality it is false.
"There is a way which seems right to a man, but the end is the way of death." (Proverbs 14:12)
This is a very sobering and frightful thing.
There are not a few who have been convinced they have chosen the right way, only to have discovered after it was too late, it was the way of death.
There are a multitude of wrong ways which will end in eternal ruin.
That being true, it should be the most vital concern of each individual that he has chosen the way of truth.
Apparently the number of false ways is without limit.
When the ship was sinking on which Jonah was a passenger, we read, "Then the sailors became afraid, and every man cried to his god."
It seems there were as many false gods as there were sailors on board the ship.
When the Apostle Paul visited Athens, he made this comment, "I was passing through and examining the objects of worship, I also found an altar with this in scri ption.... ‘To an unknown god.’"
While there are many false gods and false ways, there is only one true God and only one true way.
Christ made that clear when He said, "I am the way, the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father but by me."
The Apostle Paul in writing to Timothy said, "For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus."
Now while it is true that within the boundaries of true religion there may be some differences of opinion in the matter of secondary issues, there is but one true religion in the essence and substance of it.
To state it differently, there is only one way of truth, only one way to heaven.
As one of the earlier writers put it, "To make many doors to heaven, is to set wide open the door of hell."