Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Only Way...

If you believe that Jesus is the way, then you must also believe that He is the only way, otherwise what you believe in is not Jesus, but a false representation of Him. One can't believe in Jesus without believing the Bible. One can't believe in Jesus without believing what He said. So what did He say?

I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. John 14:6

No one. That means He's the only way. Some people who consider themselves to be Christian, will say that you may not have to believe as I do, but as long as you believe in something then you're okay. The one who says that is not really a Christian, or at best they are a naive Christian who is on a dangerous path. That may sound harsh, but when we are faced with those who are willing to do whatever it takes--lying, deception, betrayal, murder etc.--so that their "religion" can rule, then it needs to become clear who really believes in Jesus and who doesn't. It's time that He stop being misrepresented. We need to see Him for who He really is. The world needs to see Him for who He really is. His people need to reflect Him to the world truthfully and accurately and not just according to our own opinion anymore. He is the only way.

If I've offended anyone, then good. Because the one who is offended by this message is the very one who needs to do some soul-searching, myself included. I pray all of God's people, all those who call themselves Christian, do some serious soul-searching and ask ourselves to what extent do we believe that Jesus is the only way to the Father. Call Him God, Daddy, Pappa or whatever, but if a person doesn't believe that Jesus Christ is the only way to Him, then they will never reach Him. Not only that but they give a false sense of security to those who also believe in something false. If I don't believe that He is the only way, then I don't believe His words, I don't believe in Him, even if I say I do. If I think you can get to God some other way, then I don't really believe Jesus myself, because He said He is the only way. He didn't lie. He can't lie, He is the truth.

At the time of this writing, we are in the Feast of Trumpets period with the Day of Atonement approaching. This is, of course, a time of repentance and fasting before the Lord. I don't write this because I think I'm perfect and that we should be judgmental and intolerant of the world who disagrees with us. I write this because I see those who present themselves as Christian being tolerant of those things that hurt the heart of God--the One who died for them. They are misleading those who don't believe in Jesus by telling them that as long as they have some kind of faith in something then they are okay. It's not mean to tell someone the truth, it's love! Love for the Lord, as well as love for the person.

I encourage everyone to press in to the Lord and hope that, just as the apostle Paul told the church at Corinth to examine themselves to see if they are in the faith, we too have times of examining our faith and presenting our hearts openly to the Lord for His truth and light to shine, clearing out all of our misconceptions.

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