isolated for some time. But recently a road was cut through the wilderness
to reach it. Wabush now has one road leading into it, and thus, only one
road leading out. If someone were to travel the unpaved road for six to
eight hours to get into Wabush, there is only way he or she could leave: by
turning around. *
Each of us, through our wrong choices, arrives in a town called Sin. Once in
Sin, we are trapped and doomed to destruction (Romans 6:23), unless we find
a way out. As in Wabush, there is only one way out: a road built by God
himself. Jesus said,
"I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except
-- John 14:6
Jesus died on the cross to pay for our sins (Ephesians 1:7). Through His
atoning sacrifice, we find the way out of Sin and into the Heavenly City
(cf. Hebrews 11:16), where there is eternal life and eternal joy. Through
the "curtain" of His flesh and His blood shed for our sins, Jesus has opened
up a "new and living way" out of Sin into the Most Holy Place (Hebrews
But in order to take that road, one must first turn around. That complete
about-face is what the Bible calls REPENTANCE, and without it, there's no
way out of town.
Here is the complete way out of sin: place your faith and trust in Jesus
Christ (Acts 16:30-31), turn from your sins in repentance (Acts 17:30-31),
confess Jesus before men (Romans 10:9-10), and be baptized (immersed) into
Christ for the forgiveness of sins (Acts 2:38). Then, we must continue to
follow Jesus by seeking to follow Him faithfully (1 John 1:7).
Jesus said: "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." - Matthew 7:13-14
There is only One way out of Sin and that is His Way!
Won't YOU turn away from the road that leads to destruction and, through
your trusting obedience, turn to Jesus, the Way that leads to eternal life?
David A. Sargent