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Is There Only One Way?

October 15, 2012

One little letter, why is the internet so narrow?

When you type an address into your web browser, precision is key. I’ve found myself at cyber places that don’t remotely resemble where I want to go. One little letter can send me into a dead end cyber street. Google realizes that this is a frequent problem for web surfers. When I type in my search, Google often will ask me if I meant something different. Usually, Google is right and I accept their recommendation.

Do we consider the internet to be narrow or discerning? When Christians embrace Jesus’ words that he is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, we are sometimes judged as being narrow or dogmatic. What if this little detail makes a difference on how people live their lives now and how they spend eternity? Should it be considered narrow or generous? Like Google, we need only ask people if they really want to explore other options.

God has given us the freedom to accept or reject his love. The claim is narrow, but the invitation is broad. God extends the promise abundant life to all. Grace is never stingy or proud. God’s offer is generous and inclusive. In fact, he so deeply wants everyone to come that he sent his only Son to make the way clear.

Does Jesus’ invitation seem broad or narrow to you?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 17, 2012 7:16 AM

    Once again, Phil, thought-provoking and right on, a great corrective to an oft-repeated criticism.

  2. October 19, 2012 1:18 PM

    Thanks for raising a great question with thought provoking grace.

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