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.”
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? My problem with that 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.
So although there are false things believed about Christianity that people hate, there are also true things about Christianity that people don’t like.
This quote from Mahatma Gandhi resonates with me, “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”
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 may be narrow-but it’s true! Why it is true when you read today’s passage our Lord says so!
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