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John 14

John 14

“‘If I go away and prepare a place for you, I will come back and receive you to Myself, so that where I am, you may be also.  You know the way where I am going.’ ‘Lord,’ Thomas said, ‘We don’t know where You’re going. How can we know the way?’ Jesus told him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.’”  John 14:5-6

 

There are many religions in the world today. Four of the world’s major religions; namely Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism all originated in the subcontinent of India. While other religions such as Christianity and Islam emerged in the Middle East. One of the growing religions of the world today, which teaches that all roads lead to God, is Pluralism. Although many of these religions have different books and beliefs, most, if not all of them, teach that one

can reach a state of perfection, essentially all leading to the same place.

This is not so with Christianity. When Thomas was bewildered as to how one gets to heaven, he asked Jesus, “How can we know the way?’  Jesus told him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me.” Jesus was very clear in his response to Thomas as to not only how one gets to heaven but that the way was exclusive to Jesus alone.

Although this is the case, man continues to attempt to make their own way. Proverbs 14:12 writes, “There is a way which seems right unto a man but the end thereof are the ways of death.

Christian soldier, if we are to successfully battle against the wicked one, we need to spend time using our greatest weapon, the sword of the Spirit. So, when the opportunity comes, we’re ready to proclaim boldly the sincere word of the gospel and “give a faithful answer” as to “the Way, the truth and the life!”

RPF