“Thomas said to Him, ‘Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?’ Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
John 14: 5-6
According to Pew Research’s 2014 Religious Landscape Study, 66% of American Christians say that many religions can lead to eternal life. This is a big problem because it is 100% contrary to the teachings of Jesus. By taking the “politically correct,” all-inclusive stance, you’re saying that Jesus was a liar when He made the statement, “I am the ONLY way to the Father” (My paraphrase.) So the question to ask is this: Do you believe Jesus? There are only three responses:
- Jesus was crazy – a delusional, megalomaniac believing Himself to be God.
- Jesus lied so that He could have a following and therefore, He was a fraud.
- Jesus IS who He said He is – the Son of God.
That’s it. Those are the options. Now, for those pondering this question, it’s important to understand why Christians choose the third option. Firstly, Jesus sacrificed His life on the cross for you and me. He loved us so much that He willingly went to the cross in order to take upon Himself OUR sins so that we could have a relationship with God. Secondly, Jesus rose from the dead, conquering death and proving that He was more than an ordinary man. And for those interested, the historical evidence is absolutely overwhelming that Christ did in fact, rise from the dead. He is God. He is who He said He is.
The Christian faith rises and falls on the resurrection of Jesus. If He didn’t rise from the dead, then He was like every other ordinary person, only worse – He was a delusional fraud. But if Christ DID in fact overcome death, then His words hold incredible weight and authority. A risen Jesus has more authority than Mohammad or Buddha who lived and died, saying, “I’m going to show you A way.” Instead, Jesus said, “I am THE way.”
Jesus is life and no one comes to the Father without knowing and walking with Jesus. So, what option will you choose?