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Is Jesus the only way to God?

Saying that Jesus is the only way to God is often regarded as arrogant by those who believe that there are many ways to God: one can be a Christian, a Muslim, a Jew, a Buddhist, it doesn’t matter since no one person or belief system has the exclusive claims on being the only way to God. There are many ways to God.

This view is growing and finding acceptance where people have either (1) rejected the authority of the Bible or (2) have never been informed of its contents.

When we read the Bible we are confronted with the clear and exclusive claim of Jesus; a claim made without apology. ‘I am the way, the truth and the life’ says Jesus, ‘no one comes to the Father except through me.’ (John 14:6)

What right does Jesus have for making such a claim? He can make this claim because he is the one who came to save us from our sin by giving his life as a ransom. (Matthew 20:28) Through his sacrificial death upon the cross he achieved for us the full pardon of our sins and has reconciled us to the Father. (2 Corinthians 5:18-21; Ephesians 2:16). And on the basis of his perfect sacrifice the Father accepts all who have accepted Jesus. The Bible says that Jesus ‘entered heaven itself, now to appear for us in God’s presence.’ (Hebrews 9:24)

Without Jesus, there is no way to God.