Something has been bothering me. Weighing heavy on my heart. It has to do with what Jesus says about Himself in John 14:6.
Here Jesus says, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
There are those I know, Christ followers, who do not really believe this. They believe that Jesus is the only way for them, but not for everyone. This makes me very sad.
Here is my thinking.
If there is any other way to God, any way other than Jesus, then we don't need Jesus. We don't need what Jesus did for us on the cross. His shed blood was unnecessary. His suffering was needless. If there is any other way to God.
If there are other ways to God then we can pick and choose as we like, and live according to our own desires and wisdom.
If there are other ways to God then what did Jesus go to the cross for? Why do it if there are other options for us?
I don't believe there are other ways. I believe the fact that Jesus did go to the cross is proof that there is no other way. No other atonement for sin. No other doorway through which we can walk to have intimacy with God.
I believe that Jesus is very necessary. Absolutely, utterly, completely, irrevocably necessary.
I believe Jesus when He says that He is the way, and the truth, and the life. I believe Jesus when He says that no one comes to the Father except through Him.
I have staked my life, and everything I hold dear and true, on this belief.
What about you? On what, in whom, will you stake your life?