Tract By Robert L. Dickie
The Road That Leads To Heaven
Those who desire to reach Celestial City, as John Bunyan calls it in Pilgrim’s Progress, must come by the road that Jesus and the Scriptures have pointed us to. Those who make it to glory (because of the sovereign grace of God) will be able to say like Robert Frost, “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood. And I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”
The Lord tells us in Ezekiel 18:21 and 31, “But if a wicked man turns from his sins which he has committed, keeps all My statutes, and does what is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die.” “Cast away from you all transgressions which you have committed, and get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. For why should you die, O house of Israel?”
It is God’s grace alone that gives us a new heart, a willingness to take up the cross, and sets our feet on the Calvary road. “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast,” Eph. 2:8-9.