One Way


Tony Campolo

Tony Campolo

In World Vision, Tony Campolo writes about an interesting airplane trip he once took from California to Philadelphia. When the man seated next to him learned that he was a Christian, he wanted to talk about religion. He said, “I believe that going to heaven is like going to Philadelphia. You can get there by airplane, by train, by bus, by automobile. There are many ways to get to Philadelphia.”

Campolo writes: “As we started descending into Philadelphia, the place was fogged in. The wind was blowing, the rain was beating on the plane, and everyone looked nervous and tight. As we were circling in the fog, I turned to the theological expert on my right. “I’m certainly glad the pilot doesn’t agree with your theology,” I said.

“What do you mean?” he asked.

“The people in the control booth are giving instructions to the pilot: “Coming north by northwest, three degrees, you’re on beam, you’re on beam, don’t deviate from beam.” I’m glad the pilot’s not saying, “There are many ways into the airport. There are many approaches we can take.” I’m glad he is saying, “There’s only one way we can land this plane, and I’m going to stay with it.”

There is only one way to God, and that is through Jesus Christ.

“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”—John 14:6.

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