Who is Jesus?
John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Today we like to think we’re very enlightened, so much more educated than the ancients. We think we’re bright enough to pick and choose aspects of different religions, tailoring our belief system, and we think this is some new thought. Actually, the Pagans of centuries ago saw no problem with pledging allegiance to multiple deities from different backgrounds until they found what suited them.
Jesus was clear though when He spoke of the way to God. Only He can serve as that bridge. Only through belief on Him can we see heaven. He is the only way. We can try out custom-made religions, but in the end they’re empty, devoid of any true meaning. Christ has the answer.
By God’s grace we’re saved; we can’t do anything to earn our way to Him. But He extended this grace in the offering of His Son on our behalf for the forgiveness of sins. This action by God just shows how He expects us to be reconciled to Him. Only through Jesus. And only means only.
Look for this and other devotions about Jesus in the upcoming Exagorazo Press book entitled “Devotions for Disciples: Who is Jesus?” due out in October 2011.