It got me to thinking how so many news commentators, and even some religious leaders, talk about these three religions worshipping the same God. The implication is that since they worship the same God, they all provide equal entry into the family of God. It is as if these three religions are just different paths to the same God, and we ought to simply choose the path that best fits us.
There is one major problem with that concept: Jesus. Christians cannot subscribe to any theory that allows for multiple avenues to God. Jesus said “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me" (John 14:6). Jesus said the only way to God is through him. The question is not whether we all worship the same God. The question is how we are able to gain access to God.
If you believe Jesus to be simply a good teacher, or an important prophet, you have not heard him clearly. His statement is not confusing, nor is it unclear. He said he was the way to God: not “a way”, or “one way”, but “the way”. If you do not believe Jesus, then drop Christianity from your list of options.
However, if you do believe Jesus, then there is no other option. It is your choice. If you want to know more about the claim of Jesus to be the only way to God, then visit www.hopeforlife.org . Join our blog discussion about the exclusive claim of Jesus. Or write me at email@example.com.