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Q:

Why do Christians believe Jesus is the only way of salvation? Isn't that being rather narrow-minded and judgmental? The world has a lot of people in it who don't believe in Jesus but some of them are just as good as the Christians I know (or even better).


A:

One reason Christians believe Jesus is the only way of salvation is because this is what Jesus claimed about Himself. He declared, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).

Why did He make such a startling claim? Was it out of pride or ego? Or was He mentally unbalanced, or even deliberately lying to trick people into following Him? No, none of those “reasons” stand up once you carefully examine Jesus’ life and teachings. Why, then, did He say He was the only way to the Father? Simply this: He knew that He was the unique Son of God, sent by His Father into the world to save us from our sins.

You see, only one thing separates us from God and keeps us out of heaven—and that is our sin. This is why our greatest need is to have our sins forgiven and cleansed, for only then can we be reconciled to God and go to be with Him throughout eternity.

But how is this possible? No matter how good we are, we can never erase our own sins. Only God can do this—and that is what He did by sending Jesus Christ into the world for us. The Bible says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16). Don’t turn your back on His love, but by a simple prayer of faith commit your life to Christ today.

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4 Comments

  1. Peace Daniel says:

    Jesus Christ is the Only Answer to man’s problem.

  2. Len Duffey says:

    Around the age of 9 or 10 a cousin took me to a summer bible school where I learned John 3:16 which has been the rock of my belief for almost 60 + years. It has never failed me to keep going and loving God. As a father, a grandfather and great grand father I can’t imagine giving up one of my children like that, This is a true love of a true God and his son.

  3. Tony Tallant says:

    What other person ever claimed to be God other than Jesus? A innocent person Jesus gave up his life for us to be saved, so yes he is the only way to salvation.

  4. Jeff lenhard says:

    The only way to god is through Christ.Im 57 and Jesus changed my life 19 years ago.