The Two Roads: Destruction and Eternal Life

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How I miss my mum and dad who went to be with the Lord in recent years. This week, especially, I have been thinking of mum who only passed away some months ago. Old choruses that they used to sing have filled my thoughts and I feel an aching void within my heart for their company. Recently I discovered a little booklet amongst all the Christian literature that they left behind.

Entitled “The Two Roads,” it has many short stories based on the theme of its title – something I feel may bring conviction to those who read them. I know well that my parents would approve of me using these little stories as tracts – both online and in personal distribution. Compiled by Norman Lorimer and printed by John Ritchie Ltd., Kilmarnock, Scotland, it has obviously been written in an earlier era. I feel that many of the stories it contains (on the theme of its title) may convict those who read them…

Two roads before us lie,

And each a choice must make,

One upward to the sky,

One downward to the lake.

Will any choose the path of woe;

Each soul must answer “Yes!” or “No!”

 On the first page of the booklet is printed these words from Matthew 7v13&14:

“Enter ye in at the strait gate for wide is the gate, and BROAD IS THE WAY, THAT LEADETH TO DESTRUCTION, and many there be which go in thereat. Because strait is the gate, and NARROW IS THE WAY, WHICH LEADETH UNTO LIFE, and few there be that find it.”

The following poem (author unknown) is printed before the stories:

THE BLOOD

There is forgiveness God doth say,

Through the Blood;

Both sin and guilt are put away,

Through the Blood;

And sinners fitted for the sky,

Yes, unto God Himself brought nigh,

Made meet to dwell with Christ on high,

Through the Blood.

‘Tis not your work puts sin away,

But the Blood;

Nor is it gold, God’s word doth say,

But the Blood;

Yes, ‘tis the Blood, the precious Blood

Of Christ, the chosen Lamb of God,

That clears away sin’s heavy load;

Precious Blood!

Thousands of souls in Heaven will be,

Through the Blood,

Praising the Lamb Who on the tree

Shed His Blood.

All white and pure, all glorious fair,

They praise the Lamb, Whose joy they share;

O happy throng! Will you be there?

Through the Blood.

How often has it been said that the “the Blood” is rarely mentioned in modern hymns… I hope to post the first of many stories in this little booklet shortly. Surely His Word will not return unto Him void!

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