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The Bible is very clear that there is a way which appears right to mankind, but that the final outcome of that way, which leaves God and His plan out of the equation, results in certain and unending death and destruction(1). God tells His people that there is a day of accountability coming, and then goes on to say that He does not change(2).

In other words, people may bend His rules and disregard them, but they will not get away with it because there are absolutes. God's unchanging character will determine the outcome. All may change but He does not. He is absolute and so are His ways. Jesus tells His critics that He had not come to abolish the law but to fulfil it. The law stands; rules cannot be broken without dire consequences(3). St. Paul makes it clear that believers are led by the Spirit of Christ who introduces His own law and enables the Christian to do God's will. ('the law of Faith' in New Testament Greek, translated 'principle of faith' in NIV - Romans chapter 3, verse 27). St. Peter makes it clear that there is only one way and one person who is able to save us from our sins, and that is Christ. 'Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved'. There are not many ways to God nor many gods but Christ alone is the Saviour. The other apparent ways are dead-end streets!

Man is not intrinsically moral. He is immoral because he is a sinner and he cannot do what is good; he has come short of the mark of excellence required by God(4). He needs to be changed before his efforts mean anything to God. The Bible calls this change regeneration. conversion, or being born again(5)

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