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“Picture in your mind a tall ladder leaning against a wall. Now think about your life as a process of climbing that ladder. Wouldn’t it be a tragedy to get to the top of the ladder and find you placed it against the wrong wall? One life to live and you missed it.” *

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The writer of the above quote makes an interesting analogy.  He likens our journeys through life to that of us climbing a ladder; then us having a choice of walls (our spiritual belief system) on which to lean that ladder against; and finally, there being the possibility of one of these walls being the wrong one.  There’s a real ominousness about that whole scenario.

As a Christian, I believe that I’ve chosen the correct wall to lean my ladder against.  Perhaps you feel the same way as a non-Christian.  How can we really know for sure?

In the past, I learned about other religions, and even belonged to a cult for many years, but I eventually came to the belief that Christianity is the only way that we can be assured of having eternal life.  In my article, None of Us are Promised Tomorrow, I explain why I believe this to be true. 

Perhaps you who are non-Christians have preconceived, negative beliefs about Christianity?  Maybe you think that it is difficult to understand?  I encourage you to examine it more and see that it is really very simple and straightforward.   The above-mentioned article explains it in a nutshell.

Whatever belief system we hold, we should really know and understand the reasons why we believe what we believe – not just follow along blindly.  That is so very dangerous.  Even if you consider yourself a Christian, do you know why you label yourself as such?  Is this a decision you made for yourself, or is it just because your parents were Christians and you think that automatically makes you one, also?  Unfortunately, this is not the case.  After a certain age, we are responsible to seek God for ourselves and decide what we are going to believe on our own.  Jesus Himself said that there are many who believe that they are followers of His who, on Judgment Day, will be turned away because “He never knew them.” (Matthew 7:21-23)  What a scary thought!

The bottom line is that none of us knows when our last day on this earth will be.  Some reading this may very well be about to touch the last rung of their ladder of life and not even know it.  This is why we all need to be absolutely sure, without a doubt, that our ladders are leaning against the right wall.  Are you?

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*Excerpt from “Experiencing God” by Henry Blackaby and Claude King.  For more information about this book, please visit http://www.christianbook.com/experiencing-workbook-knowing-doing-member-updated/henry-blackaby/9781415858387/pd/858387?item_code=WW&netp_id=515622&event=ESRCG&view=details#curr.   (I found the workbook to be the most helpful.)

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