Come now, my brothers and sisters, we’re Christians; we all want to make the journey; even if we don’t want to, we’re still making it. Nobody is permitted to stay here, all who come into this life are forced by the turning wheel of time to pass on. There’s no place for sluggards; walk, or you will be dragged along. As we were making our way along and found ourselves at kind of fork in the road, we were met by a certain man—not a man in fact, but God who is man for the sake of men. He said to us, “Don’t go this way, this route certainly looks easy and smooth and delightful, well trodden by many and broad; but this road in the end leads to doom. Since you aren’t permitted to stop and live here, nor is it in your best interests, you have to keep- on going; but go this other way. You will be proceeding through a number of difficult places, but no sooner are the difficulties over and done with than you will come to a vast field of joys, and you will have avoided those traps and ambushes which nobody can avoid who chooses to proceed along that way.”
That’s what this person said—I think we all know who he was, if we have shred of faith. Or would you agree to examining this person’s credibility? Let us call to mind past events and times, and the Old Testament Scriptures. Isn’t this man the Word of God? Didn’t this Word later on become flesh and dwell among us (Jn 1:14)?