John 14:6 (KJV) Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
I read an article about a man who once wrote a children’s book about heaven. When checking out the reviews of his book, he came across a reviewer who said she was attracted by the book’s title and artwork. Then she noted how her excitement was replaced by dismay when the author claimed the only way to heaven was through Jesus Christ. The reviewer was deeply offended by what she called the book’s “obvious bias against non- Christians.” How do you feel about this situation?
We live in times where tolerance and diversity are the buzz words-particularly in the world of religion. How could any faith be called “healthy” that claimed only one way to God?
But have you listened to the advocates of this thought? Their message is that the way to salvation is through our moral virtue. “Be good, do good, and it’ll all work out. “What’s your view? Please understand today’s reading is only saying what Jesus said, and if Jesus said it I am learning to come to an understanding whether it be popular or unpopular.
My other concern with advocates of the current message is this: I’m not that good a person-certainly not good enough to stand before God on the basis of my own struggling virtue. What about you? It’s not about me being good; I think it’s about God being God. Anyway great family just something to wake you up on Monday morning!
Point to ponder- As unpopular as it might be, the truth is, we are all sinners. But thankfully God made a way for us to come to Him and not be seen as such-through the sacrificial death and resurrection of Jesus. I know it maybe narrow-but it’s true! Why is it true, when you read today’s passage our Lord says so!
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