There is perhaps no other question in our culture that, depending on how one answers it, has more potential to rip apart a relationship, turn a classroom upside down or get a man run out of town. But we must answer this question. The answer will affect how one lives and where one goes when they die.
Q. Is Jesus Christ, the man who claimed to be God about 2000 years ago as he walked in the land now known as Palestine, the one and only true way to be connected to the one and true and living creator God of the universe?
This should not surprise us. The concept of exclusivity runs through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Consider the following passages:
- “As for Ishmael, I have heard you: I will surely bless him…I will make him into a great nation. But my covenant I will establish with Isaac“
- “The LORD your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession.”
- “Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me. I, even I, am the LORD,
and apart from me there is no savior.”
- “Jacob I have loved but Esau I have hated”
- “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
- “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”
So you see (and there are more), from Jehovah God in the Old Testament to Jehovah’s Son Jesus in the New Testament to Jesus’ apostles after him, there is one truth that is constant: There is only one way to God, through Jesus Christ, God’s Son.
But why? It’s a fair question. One I encourage everyone to honestly ask and honestly wrestle with. Remember that there is a huge difference between “I can’t believe that!” and “I won’t believe that!”. Here is a helpful video that tries to answer the ‘why’ question –