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It Doesn’t Work Any Other Way

My granddaughter, who is 3 years old, has entered the “Why” stage of development. It doesn’t matter what I am doing, she will invariably ask, “Papaw, what are you doing?” No matter what I tell her, the next question is always, “Why?” This is followed by an endless string of “whys” until I finally tell her something to the effect of “It doesn’t work any other way.”

That’s the way God has designed the plan of salvation. He says, “I am the way.” We ask, “Why?” The final answer has to be, “Because it doesn’t work any other way.” Jesus prayed, “Father, if there be any other way…” The answer was, “There is no other way.” No one will go to heaven except through Jesus Christ. With all due respect to those of other religions, it doesn’t work any other way.