Reprint from the Briensburg Church of Christ Bulletin

     Sort of an odd title for a bulletin article, isn’t it? In fact, it’s an odd beginning for just about anything else, too! But, if you’re a Facebook stalker, you have probably seen the posts that say, “You’ve been peeling potatoes the wrong way all of your life” or “You’re mother’s method of cooking pasta was all wrong” or, better yet, “You’re doctor has been wrong about your obesity problems.” Makes you wonder how any of us ever made it beyond childhood! I find it interesting that so many people seemingly know so much more than the rest of us. I don’t know who these “many people” are, but it almost seems that we could not live without them. And, it appears that they enjoy telling the rest of us how wrong we are…about everything!

     I’m beginning to think the reason our world is so messed up is because we didn’t have these people around at the beginning of time. That’s the problem! If only Adam and Eve had known the correct way to eat that fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil…. If you’re a faithful Christian, let me tell you about some things you have done that were right.

  • You believed in Jesus as the Son of God. (Jn. 14:6) He is the only way to God and you cannot be saved without him. Don’t let anyone persuade you to believe in anything or anyone else other than Jesus Christ because salvation is in his name and no other. (Acts 4:10-12) Believing in Jesus is the right way!
  • Your belief in Jesus led you to obey his commands. Some teach we are saved by faith alone, but the Bible teaches we are saved in obedience to the gospel. (Acts 2:37,38; Rom. 6:17; 1 Pet. 1:21-25) Obeying the commands of God is the right way!
  • Your faithfulness to God in all things. A lot of people don’t realize that faith works within us to produce a “new man created in righteousness and true holiness.” (Eph. 4:24) This means faithfully serving God and doing all we can to bring glory to His name. (Mt. 5:14-16; Eph. 2:10) God rewards faithfulness. (Rev. 2:13) Faithfulness is the right way!
  • Your hope of glory. Some call it “pie in the sky” religion. We call it “the crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” 2 Tim. 4:8) Believing in Heaven as the reward of the faithful is the right way!


Gary Knuckles is minister of the Briensburg Church of Christ and lives in Benton, KY.