Nuggets from “An Urgent Call to a Serious Faith” by Dave Hunt
It is now considered presumptive or triumphalistic to suggest that there is only one true faith and that all others are wrong. That would be inexcusably offensive to those of other beliefs. As a result, when seeking to impress upon the average person the necessity of knowing for certain that one is following the right spiritual path into eternity, one hears repeatedly the popular response delivered with a shrug of the shoulders, “Aren’t we all taking different roads to get to the same place?
Although that sounds sufficiently broad-minded to avoid offending anyone, it is actually the ultimate in narrow-mindedness. Although it allows everyone to take different roads, it insists that they must all end up in the same place. According to this dictum, there is only one destination beyond the grave. Once again, in violation of the sense of justice and fairness that we all innately possess, a Hitler fares no worse than a Mother Teresa. And those who suggest the contrary quickly find that this broadmindedness is intolerant of any opinion that disagrees with it.
In an ancient form of this modern delusion, the Persian scriptures declare, “Whatever road I take joins the highway that leads to Thee…. Broad is the carpet God has spread.” Jesus, too, spoke of a broad road that sounds very much like this “all roads” and “broad carpet” concept. However, far from commending it, He said it leads to destruction: “Broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it” (Matthew:7:13-14).
Jesus was not so dogmatic and narrow-minded as to say there is only one destination for all; He said there are two—heaven and hell. No one will be forced to go to either. Which of the two roads one takes is a matter of individual choice. Of course, if we choose to take the narrow road to God, it must be on His terms.