The law requires poison bottles to be clearly labeled as such in order to prevent accidental deaths. Unfortunately no such law exists to protect the unsuspecting in the matter of religion. There are countless deadly religions and millions perish spiritually because of them. No wonder so many are lost! With each religion claiming to be the true one, how are people to know the real way to God amidst such a bewildering situation?
There is a way to know, and perhaps you'll be surprised to learn that there is a test which will identify the true way to God. The religions of the world ask men to believe something, whereas the Bible asks men to receive Someone:
"...as many as received Him , to them gave He power to become the sons of God" (John 1:12 ).
Receiving a person is not the same thing as accepting religious doctrines. This then is the test - receiving Christ. One can be-lieve all the things that he wants to, but that's not the same as receiving a person.
Perhaps you are one who is religious. Does your religion include a personal encounter with Jesus Christ? If not, you are in danger. Why, even Christianity is dan-gerous as a religion if all one has is Bible doctrine and not Christ personally.
The Easter season testifies that the Christ of the Bible is a risen, living Person. He said, "I am the resurrection and the Life." He lives; and right this minute knocks at the door of men's hearts. Hear His offer of Himself: "Be-hold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, / will come in ..." (Revelation 3:20).
That door, dear friend, is the door of your heart. How often you have said "Come in" to your neighbor's knock at the front door. Won't you respond to Jesus' knock at your heart's door? He awaits your invitation.