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The bible speaks of two.The broad way that leads to destruction,and the narrow way that leads to life.Choose the narrow way that leads to Heaven.
---donald on 1/10/08


There is only one way to get to heaven and that is through Jesus Christ. There is no other way. If someone is teaching that there is another way, they are lying.
---Rebecca_D on 1/9/08


Walter, read the Bible. The Catholic doctrines that you wrote about and objected to are all found in the scriptures. Many verbatum. So if you have objections, they stem from your tradition, not the Bible. And if your tradition differs so greatly from what is actually in the Bible, perhaps you need to re-evaluate it.

One lone passage should not be viewed in isolation, you have to consider what else is written, especially within the NT.
---lorra8574 on 4/29/07


Stop Killing the poor man Exzu is merely stating a fact that you have to be baptised and so are all you, you cannot believe alone, baptise alone, repent alone. All of the mentioned is needed to kick start salvation give him a break! He never said you baptise alone did he? If he said it is necessary to save you he's not entirely wrong. Look all denominations have their folly some more than others.
---Carla5754 on 4/28/07


Diane, What is wrong with our names? There is more than one Diane on these blogs. At least 3.
---Diane on 4/28/07




Someone wanted to use my name momentarily, it was handy.

But now, they've went back to their own.
---Diane on 4/27/07


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I can hardly believe that this question of Raji's could start an argument.

Joh 4:1 When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John,

Joh 4:2 (Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)

Ac 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
---MARK on 4/26/07


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Jesus himself was baptized and He baptized, He only baptized His deciples.

Acts 2:38 All of the 11 original desciples were in the upper room when Peter preached this message. If he were telling something out of context or against the teachings of Jesus do you not think one of the others would have stopped him immediatly? Remember all scripture is given by God...if you don't want to believe God's Word take that up with Him.
---MARK on 4/26/07


I have discernment too, MARK.
---anonymous on 4/26/07


Diane: "...and I have been a Christian for a long time..."

I've know people who profess to be Christians for over 60 years, they could tell you verses if you supplied the verse number, but there are two things that they don't have - wisdom and baptism.

Satan believes. Satan has more belief of Jesus in his little pinkie than all the Christians living today, but he would never be baptised. He knows the Bible forward and backward and will use it against today's Christians.
---Steveng on 4/26/07




Exzuhuch, Please stop acting holier than thou. I have read your past statements and I have been a Christian for a long time. I can tell what's real, and I can tell who speaks from the heart of God. Have you ever heard of disernment?
---Diane on 4/26/07


Exzucuh be real man. You need to really practice what you preach, because your not convincing me. To answer the real question: There is only one way to heaven, and that is through the door, and that door is Jesus Christ our Lord and savior. I am not worthy to be saved, but an awesome God came and delivered this sinner, through His son.
---timmy on 4/26/07


Acts 16:30-33 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house. And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway.
---Exzucuh on 4/26/07


every instance of salvation was done by confession and Baptism the only person in question was nailed on a cross and was never mentioned in the teachings of the Apostles as a excuse for not being baptized.
---Exzucuh on 4/26/07


Jesus told 500 people to go and tarry wait for the promise 380 decided they could just believe and not sit around for ten days, But it was those who obeyed and waited and endured to the end that received the promise, They had real faith that was by their works of obedience, they knew faith without works is dead.
---Exzucuh on 4/26/07


They got the Holy Spirit because of the works of Jesus faith but the works of their faith put them in the right place to receive it. Matthew 25:4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

Matthew 25:3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
(They were just believing)
---Exzucuh on 4/26/07


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Exzucuch, I think that I know what your problem is.
---Robert on 4/26/07

I know who I am in Christ and I know his word
and what my calling is, your the one with the problem.
Psalms 89:34 My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.
I cannot fail for I have a covenant through Christ. And have laid down my life for him that he might live through me.
---Exzucuh on 4/26/07


It always comes to people finding something wrong with me when they cannot prove their false doctrine, Do you think that I know these Scriptures because I have such a marvelous I.Q.,I was once considered retarded for having such low I.Q. a regular Forest Gump. But God healed my mind and wrote his scripture in my heart, the Holy Spirit has been my teacher, I have experienced the signs and wonders of the new testament And I fear the Lord and serve him with all my heart.
---Exzucuh on 4/26/07


1 Peter 3:20-21 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.
The like figure whereunto even (BAPTISM DOTH ALSO NOW SAVE US)

Read this scripture again it is very plain what Peter taught, he was ordained by Jesus
to feed the Sheep. an his sheep know his voice and do not contradict him.
---Exzucuh on 4/26/07


Exzucuh, you have a weak case there. Your fishing but no bites from non Catholics. Unless somebody lies and makes up a story, right there Jack?
---Barry on 4/26/07


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Exzucuh, You are still wrong. You have proven nothing. Belief on Jesus alone, saves. Remember the thief on the cross?
This sounds too Catholic.
---Donna_M. on 4/26/07


EXZUCUH You are making up your own rules. I have read your reply's and there is nothing that you wrote that actually states that you need to be baptised to be saved. Jesus saves. The baptism follows after salvation.
---Barbara on 4/26/07


Walter, Mark 16:16 "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned."

If you don't believe, then baptism is worthless, but belief and baptism are required for salvation. The Thief on the Cross received a special dispensation from Our Lord as is His perogative. Catholics would call this a baptism by desire.
---lorra8574 on 4/26/07


Acts 2:38 "Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost." KJV

My bad for using a Catholic based bible, which translation would you prefer.

Baptism is not a guarantee of Salvation, the Catholic Church does not teach that it is. But to deny the importance of Baptism to our salvation is not only not Catholic, it is unBiblical and therefore unChristian.
---lorra8574 on 4/26/07


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1. Exzucuh, Baptism saves you? What you wrote only proves that we must believe to be saved. If you look closely on what you took out of the Bible, it only said that we are dammed if we don't believe, as in believing only on Jesus as our salvation.
---Daniel on 4/25/07
baptism wouldn't do you any service if you did not believe, thats why Phlip asked the eunuch if he believed with all his heart then he said he would baptize him
---Exzucuh on 4/26/07


Exzucuch- You are wrong. Baptism saves no one. Believing on the Lord Jesus saves you. Let me guess, Your Catholic?
---Mike on 4/26/07


Catholic doctrine says: "Through baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, and are incorporated into the church..."
The Bible could not disagree more:
"But as many as RECEIVED HIM, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that BELIEVE ON HIS NAME:" John 1:12

The thief on the cross was one of these. God's Word in action. Born Again Christians are aware that the Catholic Church has many false beliefs.
---Walter on 4/26/07


Exzucuch, I think that I know what your problem is. I'm not putting you down, just a Godly warning. You have all the signs of someone having a "John the Baptist" complex. I have seen this before. You cannot do anything without God's Holy Spirit. You sound like your very angry and condeming, if you know it or not. If you try to do anything on your own, you will fail if you don't give accurate advice in the Spirit.
---Robert on 4/26/07


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In Luke 17:6-10 the disciples said to Jesus increase our faith, he said you only need a little faith and you could speak to this tree and it would be cast into the sea. Jesus then said if you had a servant coming in from his job
would you say sit and eat? I think not, but you would tell him to fix your meal and serve you until you were finished then he would eat, so likewise when you have done all these things commanded of you just say you are an
unprofitable servant, we have done our duty.
---Exzucuh on 4/25/07


It makes no difference what baptism does or why we must do it , we are commanded to do it and it is not legalism for we, after we have done these things are still unprofitable servants, only obeying the master. Faith must have results,the tiniest faith can move a mountain, If you say you have Faith then be baptized, it is the action of your faith. And it is the Doctrine of Christ.
---Exzucuh on 4/25/07


You people are so full of delusions about baptism. Some verses say just believe and some verses say believe and get baptised. Jesus could chose anyone he please to enter heaven because he can easily read the hearts of men. The apostles, on the other hand, were to go out into the world preaching AND baptising. If baptising isn't necessary, why did Jesus say to believe and get baptised? Why was John the Baptist baptising? Besides, once you truly believe, baptising is automatic to bring on the Holy Spirit.
---Steveng on 4/25/07


James 2:19-20 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

You cannot be in right standing with God and disobey him, Faith and obedience cannot be separated, anyone can say they love someone
but only by their actions will they prove it,
you can say you believe in God but the devil
believes and his actions condemn him, Gods wrath is upon the children of disobedience.
---Exzucuh on 4/25/07


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John6747, Amen to that Johnny! The puppets are out again. The Catholics rob God of the glory that is due Him. Even the devil will have to bow and give God the glory in the end.
---Linda on 4/25/07


Exzucuh,

I know some who are too proud to be baptised. They do not want to be seen in public all wet. I must say I agree with Acts 2:38 and I do have the gift if the Holy Spirit because of the obedience.
---MARK on 4/25/07


I think that we should give this man here a break. Name is Exzucuh [I am assuming you are a man] Anyways, I do feel sorry for you. You sounded lonly, are you?
---catherine on 4/25/07


1. Exzucuh, You seem to be running around in circles here. How does that prove that Baptism saves you? What you wrote only proves that we must believe to be saved. If you look closely on what you took out of the Bible, it only said that we are dammed if we don't believe, as in believing only on Jesus as our salvation.
---Daniel on 4/25/07


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2. The only reason that Peter commanded them to be baptised is because we should be baptised if we are going to be pressed into service for God. They were to set the example for all, because baptism is an outword confession of our faith. I agree that we should be baptised, I was (full emersion), but baptism doesn't save, Jesus does.
---Daniel on 4/25/07


Exzucuh, You bask in your self-rightousness. Genuine Christians can see right through you. I'll be back.
---John6747
Self righteousness is a when a person is trying to appear righteous by their works, to bring Glory to ones self.
I am standing for the word of God, that it will not be polluted, by false doctrine, I get no glory for this, I have no friends, people are against me, so called Chistians and the world
also. The name Exzucuh in some places has curse words with it.
---Exzucuh on 4/25/07


Acts 10:47-48 Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we? And he (COMMANDED) them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.
It is a New Testament commandment to be baptized.
Mark 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be (DAMNED).

with the penalty of damnation for disobedience.
---Exzucuh on 4/25/07


Acts 8:36-37 and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
If baptism was not an issue of importance Why did he have to believe with all his heart before Philip would baptize him? why didn't Philip say your faith is enough? The whole point of this scripture is that Baptism is so important that it cannot be done with out faith.
---Exzucuh on 4/25/07


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Acts 2:37-38 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, (WHAT SHALL WE DO)? Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be (BAPTIZED) every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
---Exzucuh on 4/25/07


Acts 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.

Peter preached that these Jews needed to change their mind, repent of who they thought Jesus was and believe he was the Son of God and be baptized so they could be saved, this is what was preached by the Apostles and no conversion was ever without baptism. This is not a catholic doctrine, it is the Apostles Doctrine.
---Exzucuh on 4/25/07


Acts 10:45-47 And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God.

Then answered Peter, Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?

Baptism was so important that even after they heard them speak with tongues, they had to decide whether or not to baptize these gentiles.
---Exzucuh on 4/25/07


Acts 19:3-5 And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism.
Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.

Baptism was important to Paul he would not accept Johns baptism, It was for repentance only, baptism in Jesus had to do with his name and death, burial and resurrection . And the Holy Ghost bear witness and filled them.
---Exzucuh on 4/25/07


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1 Peter 3:20-21 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.
The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us

Paul used the example of Noah and how the water saved him, saying it was a typology of how Baptism now saves us. Noah had Faith but his faith alone did not save him and his family he had to obey God and do what he said do.
---Exzucuh on 4/25/07


When you prove he was not baptized I will prove that he was, my point is that you have no foundation to discredit baptism. You Are contradicting the word of God, Jesus plainly said that he that believes and is baptized will be saved, Baptism has been part of salvation from the beginning of Jesus' ministry.

John 3:22 After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized.
---Exzucuh on 4/25/07


Exzucuh, You are the one that is robbing God of the glory. What you are saying is, that belief in Jesus alone does not save a person, that you must be baptized also to be saved. This kind of thinking is from the devil himelf. The Catholic Church is full of lies, and your the devil's puppet if you preach this false doctrine.
---Linda on 4/25/07


Exzucuch- I am tired of you pushing YOUR CATHOLIC FALSE GOSPEL. I was a Catholic, and I have much evidence that the Catholic Church leads many astray from God's truth. You may believe in Jesus, but it's a distortion of who Jesus really is, and why He really came. I will be glad to refute the Catholic Church doctrine.
---Walter on 4/25/07


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Exzucuh, You bask in your self-rightousness. Genuine Christians can see right through you. I'll be back.
---John6747 on 4/25/07


I do not know how this ever got started. The thief was not saved before the cross. Please, please stop the nonsense. God is listening.
---catherine on 4/25/07


Mary_Therese said: "Baptism does not save you in the least. If it did, then Jesus lied. He did not lie. The Catholic Church put this false doctrine in the heads of Catholics."

Wrong Mary_Therese. The RCC does not put such doctrine in our heads.
---Caring on 4/25/07


CATHOLIC DOCTRINE: The Catholic Church contends that baptism is necessary for salvation. It states "The Lord himself affirms that Baptism is necessary for salvation."
All Catholics should be aware that the Lord does NOT agree with that statement. The Bible teaches that salvation is a free gift that works can never buy.
---Jim on 4/25/07


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Exzucuh, Give scriptural proof that the thief on the cross was saved before he met Christ on the cross. I know that you cannot, so please stop making up your own rules to prove a point. You may act holy and put down others. Is that an example of a Christian? You will be judged with the same measure. Now give us that proof that the thief on the cross was saved before, and please spare us with the false holiness.
---Debbie on 4/25/07


Baptism does not save you in the least. If it did, then Jesus lied. He did not lie. The Catholic Church put this false doctrine in the heads of Catholics. Baptism is an outward expression of our commitment to serve Christ. Those who tell you that you need to be baptised to be saved are not born again, no matter how much they try and act holy and rightous in their own right. I was a good Catholic, until I found the truth in Jesus. Infant baptism is also not scriptural. God hates religious thinking.
---Mary_Terese on 4/25/07


Maybe you need to put smoking to rest now since the new problems arised in the press several years ago suggest smoke from nicotine can lead to sight damage, then you may {see] it clear that baptism into Christ's death is a necessary requirement, if you cannot be buried with him symbolically you will not rise with him either, It is an answer to a Good Conscience and Necessary.
---Carla5754 on 4/24/07


I see thieves here today stealing from the Apostles Doctrine and stealing the words of Jesus replacing them with their own words. Thieves and robbers trying to lead others another way than the one that Jesus made,
Peter said repent of who you think Jesus is and be baptized in his name for remission of your sins and God will give you the Holy Spirit. Do you know who Jesus is? If you do not abide in his word his Father will not hear you,John 15,
---Exzucuh on 4/24/07


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catherine, you made a lot of statements there. Please give proof that the thief on the cross was saved before then.
Also, prove your other statements.
---Kevin on 4/24/07


The dying thief on the cross.>>This conversion refutes>>>>A. Sacramentalism. He was saved apart from 1. Confirmation 2.Sprinkling 3.Holy Communion 4.Church Membership 5.Doctrine Baptismal Regeneration. B.Doctrine of Purgatory c.Doctrine of Universalism [only one thief was saved.] D.That Salvation will be rejected by some inspite of everything God can do. The other thief died eternally lost.
---catherine on 4/24/07


The dying thief on the cross.>>All classes of humanity represented at the cross. 1.The indifferent 2.The religious. 3.The materialistic. The cross is indeed the judgment of this world. John 12:31.
---catherine on 4/24/07


Exzucuh, your kind of stretching things there, aren't you? He was a thief. Not a good example of a Christian. Your wishing now.
---Kevin on 4/23/07


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You do not need to be baptized to be saved. We should be baptized, but Faith in Jesus alone saves you. Believe on the Lord Jesus and you will be saved. His blood covered it all. Not an outward act. Believe in your heart. If you don't know this, you don't really know God. Salvation through baptism sounds like a Catholic thing.
---Barbara on 4/23/07


---John on 4/23/07
where does it say that the thief was not baptized, How do you know he was not at one of the baptizing's that Jesus and his Apostles did in the three years that he preached and baptized. He knew who Jesus was and defended him. He must have known him before or he would not have reconized him as Lord, for no man comes to the Son except the Father draws him.
---Exzucuh on 4/23/07


Will you call Jesus a liar and say he lied when he said you must be baptized? It is not your place to make this statement or teach contrary to Jesus, You are to teach his doctrine and baptize everyone that confesses he is the Son of God. If a person dies before they are baptized that is Gods business alone We are not to change the doctrine of the Church with every circumstance that should arise or to make people more comfortable about every situation. Act 2:38 is very clear and to the point,
---Exzucuh on 4/23/07


Mark 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

If you believe Jesus is the Son of God and are baptized you'll be saved , if you don't believe baptism is nothing, If you don't get baptized you are disobeying the gospel and the wrath of God comes on the children of disobedience, If someone dies before they can be baptized thats God call and you've no right to change the Apostles doctrine when it's not convenient to your circumstances's.
---Exzucuh on 4/23/07


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Carla: What statements are you talking about from my reply? In order for a person to be baptized, they must first be borned again, but they don't NEED to get baptized before going to heaven. You said in your post on 4/21 that a person needs to repent become born again then be baptized, and that is the only way to heaven. I agree that one must be born again, but they do not have to be baptized before going to heaven.
---Rebecca_D on 4/23/07


Baptism doesn't save us, this was just an example comparing waters role in salvation in 1 Peter. We are saved by faith in Jesus Christ, alone. If you believe in Jesus and you die before you are baptised, you are saved. The thief on the cross, had no time to be baptised, and Jesus Himself said to him: "Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in Paradise."
---John on 4/23/07


One way only, it is the strait and narrow way. Please read Matthew 7:13,14.
---Eloy on 4/23/07


Mark 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
1 Peter 3:21 The like figure whereunto even (baptism doth also now save us)

I have two witnesses Jesus and Peter, they say we are saved by baptism and Faith together,for faith with out works is dead according to James, Faith alone cannot save you nor works but together if you hear his voice harden not your hearts but obey and be baptized lest you find yourself fallen in the wilderness.
---Exzucuh on 4/22/07


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Now Rebecca D Where in the bible does it encourage such a statement? I believe the event of the thief on the cross may be the source to your answer. Of course one comes to Christ as they are but it is inevitable that one repents of their sins, accept Christ as Saviour and Baptise as an answer to a good conscience Mission accomplished.
---Carla5754 on 4/22/07


You don't have to be baptized to be saved but if you are serious about your walk in the Lord you should. All the Christians that I know are bapitized. If Jesus made the choice to be baptized, we certainly should.
---John on 4/21/07


Carla: a person must be born again, yes I agree. But that person doesn't have to be baptized before going to heaven. a person can call upon God all they want but without the conviction of the Holy Ghost, they can't become saved. A person can't get saved anytime they want. And just because they repeat after someone else that doesn't mean their saved either. but a person does not have to be water baptized before going to heaven.
---Rebecca_D on 4/21/07


If the heaven you are suggesting is where Jehovah/Christ reside then the way to heaven is to repent of your wrong doings and be born again in the spirit, finally baptising Father/son/H/spirit. If you are attending a baptisimal service, you can repent and continue to the next process automatically, otherwise the process gradual. Read the word of God ( Holy Bible) daily and attend a gathering where other Christians attend or a Church of your choice if possible. Hope this helps!
---Carla5754 on 4/21/07


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There is only one way to Heaven. Jesus says in John 14:6 "I am the way, the truth and the life. No-one comes to the Father except through Me." One receives salvation upon faith that Jesus came into this world, took on human flesh and died on the Cross for their sins, then rose from the dead.
---Helen_5378 on 4/20/07


The Bible which IS the Word of God tells us
in Jn 14:6. These are the words of Jesus. He
said, I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH & THE LIFE. NO
ONE COMES TO THE FATHER EXCEPT THROUGH ME.
Brian. 6933
---BRIAN._STAFFORD on 4/21/07


greetings.One must be born again.That is when one is born again there is the birth of a soul in that person.The relationship between man and his Father.The exercizing of his Father's will while laying aside man's personal will.
---earl on 4/21/07


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