Christians always insist Jesus is the only way to God. This can often seem rude and intolerant.
Why do Christians repeatedly insist Jesus is the only way to God? Why will they not capitulate and just at least allow the possibility that some Muslims, Jews and even Atheists might get to God?
The Bible Says Jesus is the Only Way
“And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
We Christians are well aware this is a divisive message. It is a message we get a lot of slack for. If we made the decisions, we’d certainly stop preaching it.
But the fact of the matter is the Bible is absolutely clear on this topic. The Bible is God’s message to humanity, and in it God himself makes clear that Jesus is the only way to him.
If God himself says it how can we say anything else? If you want to know what Wayne Rooney likes for breakfast, who will trust him or someone who’s never met him? God says Jesus is the only way to him, how can we say anything else?
Love Says Jesus is the Only Way
Fair enough, it’s in the Bible. But do we need to say it all the time? Can’t we just leave everyone alone?
Let me give you an illustration. My friend has wanted all her life to visit Ireland. This summer she has decided she is finally going to go.
But she tells me she’s going to walk there. Now it’s impossible to walk across to Ireland from England, it’s separated by around 150 miles of sea.
I tell her this and she responds a guide has said that he has a secret path to Ireland which she can walk. It’ll cost her around £2000 and she’ll be the very first it was revealed to.
Is it loving of me to say to her? “Okay you go on that walk!”. No! It’s incredibly cruel. She’s going to get scammed. I must tell her the real way is by ferry or plane, not by walking.
Well it’s the same with Christianity. Jesus is the only way. You try get to God via the Qur’an or the Torah or being a nice guy, it won’t happen. It’s a scam. If you want God, come via Jesus!
God desired people to come, so he sent Jesus. This was the only way he could bring evil you and me to him. It’s not as if it’s hard for us, all we have to do is trust in him. He, however, sacrificed his only Son on the cross. What love this is!
It’s so simple, why would you look for another way anyway? Come to God through Jesus, the only way to salvation, and you will see God.
That’s a promise.
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