Are You Sure Jesus Is The Only Way?

Is proclaiming Jesus the only way to Heaven you must admit it is a very narrow teaching.  After all, you’re probably thinking that just me claiming that Jesus is the only way to get to Heaven is rather intolerant, right? After all, what about all those different beliefs other religions have? Isn’t universally everybody going to make it to Heaven, or at least all the “good” people? God is all love, right?

The widespread acceptance of a book written by a self-proclaimed Universal Reconciliationist author, one who openly teaches that a free-will response to the Gospel is an unneeded act because all men will eventually be saved, is just the tip of the iceberg. Christians have been steadily jettisoning the biblical teaching that Jesus is the only way to Heaven and have been replacing it with Young’s unbiblical view of salvation. This compromise stands as a crisis of epic proportions, for the rejection of Jesus Christ as our one and only Savior is the rejection of the need for forgiveness of our sins. Without reconciliation with our Heavenly Father, we remain under God’s wrath and just judgment in Hell (John 3:36).

If you stand up before a TV camera and announce that Jesus is the only way to Heaven you will get hate letters and the entire media will be against you. You might even get a call from Oprah  Winfrey and be degraded. You would be a laughing stock among many of your friends.

And why should you listen to me? If it was just me making that claim, then you’d be right. I’m just a man. What do I know? But, I didn’t originate this claim. Jesus did. Now unless you claim Jesus was a liar you had better listen to what Jesus says and what the Bible claims.

Jesus said:

“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6).

“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life” (John 5:24).

“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it… [And] not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven” (Matthew 7:13-14,21).

What the apostles said:

10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.
11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.
12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. [Acts Chapter 4]

11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. [1 John chapter 5]

C S Lewis wrote: “A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice.”

In order to make it to Heaven:

1. your sins need forgiven.

2. Jesus the Christ dies and shed His blood on Calvary for that very purpose.

3. If you admit to God your are a sinner who have willfully sinned against Him.

4. And turn to Jesus the Christ for your forgiveness you will escape Hell.

The song “Jesus Paid It All, says it all:

I hear the Savior say, Thy strength indeed is small
Child of weakness, watch and pray, Find in Me thine all in all

‘Cause Jesus paid it all
All to Him I owe
Sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow

Lord, now indeed I find Thy power and Thine alone
Can change the leper’s spots and melt the heart of stone

’cause Jesus paid it all
All to Him I owe
my Sin had left this crimson stain, He washed it white as snow

It’s washed away! all my sin
and all my shame

And when before the throne I stand in Him complete
“Jesus died my soul to save” my lips shall still repeat

Jesus paid it all
All to Him I owe
(Sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow)
(He washed it white as snow)

(O Praise the one who paid my debt
And raised this life up from the dead)5x
well praise the one who paid my debt and raised this life up from the dead
Jesus
You are the one
The son of God!
conqueror of death!
King of kings!
The sacrificial Lamb!

(O Praise the one who paid my debt
And raised this life up from the dead)
well praise the one who paid my debt and raised this life up from the dead,
Jesus. 

Do it now my friend. Turn to Him. The one who loves you so much He left Heaven for the sole purpose of making it possible to remove your sins. More later as I recall…….

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