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Aug

Is It Possible to Have Only One Way to God?

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who-do-you-say-i-am 3166 1024x768To be blunt, Satan does not want us to think so. The longer he can keep people going different directions, the weaker he keeps God’s people. If millions of people were united in the teachings of the Bible and the will of God, it would be a much brighter world. Instead, we have dissenting voices, yet supposedly one God that we are all serving. It is a BIG LIE!

 

When we talk to others, we must frame Jesus’ claims in the light he framed them; he is either who he claimed to be---the Son of God—or a crazy liar. There is no in between. Jesus says very clearly, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).

 

This means that Muhammad cannot be the prophet of God. The writer of Hebrews says it best, “Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world” (Heb. 1:1-2). God did not need additional prophets after His one and only Son came to earth to deliver His final message to man. He did not need to reveal more to Joseph Smith (founder of the Mormons), William Miller (founder of the 7th Day Adventist), or Muhammad (founder of Islam).

 

God spoke through the prophets in the days that have past, but He has issued His final definitive message through Jesus Christ. We must teach strongly that Jesus is the only way to God because that is what God himself has said. Listen to these other words from God: John 5:39-40, “You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, 40 yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life”; John 10:9-10, “I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”

 

There is no middle ground with Jesus. He does not offer us to stand in between his claims and what others say about him. Jesus asked Peter who people said he was and was given several different answers; he then asked Peter who do you say I am and Peter answers, “Simon Peter replied, " You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." 17 And Jesus answered him, " Blessed are you, Simon Bar- Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven” (Matt. 16:16-17).

 

When people offer to accept Jesus as something less than the way, the truth, and the life, reject such a claim. God wants us to choose whether we believe he was the Son of God and, therefore, the only way back to God.

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