There is a story about a Fox boasting to a Cat about his clever tactics for escaping its enemies. "I have a whole bag of tricks," he said, "which contains a hundred different ways of escaping from my enemies."
"I have only one," said the Cat; "but I can generally manage with that."
Just at that moment they heard a pack of hounds coming towards them, and the Cat immediately scampered up a tree and hid herself in the branches. "This is my plan," said the Cat. "What are you going to do?"
The Fox thought first of one way and then of another. While he was debating and thinking which route to take, it was too late - the hounds got him and soon he was dead meat. Miss Puss, who had been looking on, said, "Better one safe and sure way than a hundred on which you cannot reckon."
The world brags about a hundred ways of reaching heaven. But there is only one sure way to get there and it is through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ alone which is better than ten thousand ways that are not going to work!
(From a sermon by Reggie Corfield, Hurry, The Door Is Still Open! 8/21/2010)
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Contributed by Chris Appleby on Oct 18, 2000
Those who are outside the people of God are in rebellion against Him and are therefore spiritually dead. But God makes them a free offer to bring them back to life. All that’s needed to receive all of the bounty that God offers is to believe his promise,