The Way, the Truth, and the Life
"Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me'". -John 14:6 Sometimes I have a difficult time talking to friends who question God's goodness because they believe in something other than, or in addition to, the gospel. "Why would God send good people to hell?" they query. "Why won't Muslims or Buddhists go to heaven? Your God is so closed-minded!" The sad thing is the lack of understanding of God's goodness. God doesn't send people to hell. He provided a way out through His Son, Jesus Christ, so that, "none would perish, but could have eternal life." -John 3:16 Imagine that a friend of yours was telling you how to get to their house. They gave very specific instructions as to the way to get there, but you said, "Oh no, that's alright - I can get there myself my own way." You would never get to the place your friend intended for you to go. You would, in fact, be lost. Our generation is a big believer in relative truth. "Do what you feel like doing, as long as it doesn't affect someone else," we say. There's nothing wrong with freedom in Christ - it is one of the incredible benefits of our salvation in Him. But, when we believe in something other than, or in addition to, the truth, it sets us up for yokes of bondage limiting us to the full potential of God's grace and power to accomplish great things in our lives. Do you believe in Jesus as the way, the truth, and the life? If you are uncertain, ask God today to reveal Himself to you. He will show you.