When having a religious discussion with our denominational friends and neighbors it is not uncommon to hear them say something like, “We are all going to the same place, just by different roads.” The idea being that there are many roads leading to heaven and it doesn’t really matter which one you are on. The bible doesn’t support this idea. In Matthew 7:13-14 Jesus said, “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” Rather than there being many roads leading to heaven Jesus says there are only two roads, one leading to “life” and the other leading to “destruction”. In John 14:6 Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” The word translated as “way” literally means “road”. Jesus is the only road leading to the Father. Once we are on the correct road we must travel in the right direction. Some seem to think that placing themselves on the right road by obeying the gospel is enough. It is not. Some people start going the right way but then turn and go in the wrong direction. In Galatians 1:6 the apostle Paul said, “ I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel”. The Hebrew writer quotes Habakkuk 2:3-4 when he says, “Now the just shall live by faith; But if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him.” (Hebrews 10:38). We must also work to make progress on the road to heaven. “Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.” (Hebrews 6:1-2). We should always be mindful of the destination. As the apostle Paul said in Philippians 3:13-14, “Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”