What is the Way to Heaven?

August 18, 2021

“Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to Father except through me.'” John 14: 6

Many are asked, “Why do Christians feel like their way to God is the only way?” Well, understand this: There’s no Christian on the face of the earth that feels they alone have the only way to God, but Jesus does. And as followers of Jesus, Christians believe that His words are absolute truth.

When Jesus said that He was the only way to God (John 14:6), more than a few people objected. Who was Jesus to deliver such a black and white statement. And what did He mean by, “I am the way?” The way to where?

Let’s look at the context in which Jesus was speaking:  At the beginning of John chapter 14, Jesus was speaking about going to heaven to be with the Father. So when Jesus said, “I am the way,” He was saying “I am the way to heaven” (my paraphrase).

Thomas, one of Jesus’ disciples, needed a bit more clarity. So he asked the big question they were probably all thinking: “What is the way to heaven? How can we be sure that we’re on the right road (my paraphrase)?”

The majority of people feel that if they’re good enough, religious enough, or moral enough, they will get to heaven. That’s completely contrary to what the Bible says, because if we sin even once, we’re disqualified. Heaven demands perfection because God is perfect. With perfection as the standard, no one other than Jesus qualifies.

So how can we be sure we’re going to heaven?

It comes down to trust. Are you going to trust that Jesus is whom He says He is and that He died on the cross for your sins, making you right with God? Are you going to trust Jesus to be the ONE way?