Looking at Christianity by way of the Cul-De-Sac

It is ok to be monotheistic. Really. There are many gods, but, only one God. Almighty. Elohim. Jehovah. Yahweh. And He has a way. And that is ok too. One way. Not many. One.

In John 14.6 Jesus said, "I am (Yahweh) the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the Father but by me."

What He said was simple. He is the way (or, the path). He is the truth (or, the rules). He is the life (or, the result). And that is ok. Let's not try and change that. Or, be worried about believing that. It is just simply reality.

We need a reality check in America…

We may live in a dualistic world that has no problem with multiple ways or many faiths. But, this all began somehow. And the most reliable (and debated) way is Christianity. Not because it is hard to believe. Not because it is the oldest religion on the planet. Not even because of the radical commands or laws that it holds to.

Christianity is debated and maligned because it is exclusive. It claims to be THE WAY. Well, have you ever thought about that?

Highways and roads demand ONE WAY adherence. Computer programming and internet protocol demands ONE WAY. A surgeon who is preparing for brain or heart surgery demands that it be done ONE WAY. An athletic event such as a basketball game has a set of rules that demand you play ONE WAY.

These are not up to debate. There are no questions asked. These are EXCLUSIVE examples.

Hear me, I used to live at the end of a Cul-De-Sac. Twice. We lived in Michigan at the end of a Cul-De-Sac. And we lived in Ohio at the end of a Cul-De-Sac. My Michigan house was a nice house. My house had a great yard. Next to my house were great neighbors that we did stuff with. My house was quiet and beautiful. My house had an address. It was a very particular address. My house would only get mail that was sent to that address. My house even had a street name.

My house was right at the end of the street. It was the destination for me at the end of the day. And anyone who wanted to come to my house could find it easily. It was at the end of the street. You could only get to my house on one road. If you took another road, or way, you could not get to my house. And…

I’m not sorry about that. And when I give you directions to my house, I will only give you directions to my house this one way. Because there is only one road. Other houses may have other ways. But my house has only one way. It’s not my fault. It is simply reality.


You may not like it, but, there is only one way. There are no other roads to get you to heaven.
You can try and create other roads but they won’t get you there. You can try another address but it won’t deliver. You can try another way but it won’t work.

And that does not make me wrong. Or prideful. Or obstinate. Or uncaring. Or judgmental.

It is just the way it is. It is simply reality. And that’s ok. The world could use some more REALITY. Some more absolutes. Without them we are left to our own way of thinking. And frankly, look where that has gotten us. I think everything is easier and so much more LOGICAL when there is ONE WAY.