Is Jesus the Only Way to God?
Series: Debated: Answering Hard Questions About Christianity
Pastor Steve Moltumyr
John 14:6; 1 John 4:1-10
- There are three ways to deal with this most important question:
- You can outlaw religion (such as China and the former Soviet Union).
- You can condemn religion through education.
- You can keep religion a private matter.
- What we see so rampant in the world today is what we call postmodernism. Postmodernism is the belief that everything is relative and there can be no objective reality in the universe.
- Christianity is not unique in it’s claim to truth. When it comes to deciphering through all the worldviews, we must sift through three important questions.
- Decide which religion is true.
- Decide that atheism is true.
- Decide that postmodernism is true.
- When it comes to the first of these options, you need to answer these questions when trying to get to the bottom of whether a religion is true or not:
- How did life begin?
- What is the meaning of life?
- What is the moral code to live by?
- What is the primary spiritual need?
- How will life end?
- A postmodernist will usually argue along these lines.
- Each person has the right to determine the meaning of what they read. This means that if I write an email that says, “It’s cold outside,” someone can actually interpret it as, “Steve said it’s warm today!”
- Moral and ethical behavior is not a result of any final reality such as God.
- All religions are man made and none have a corner on the truth.
- “I can create my own faith. My own generic religion.” (This “religion” does not confront people with the brokenness of humanity and the need for a Savior.)
- 1 John 4:1-10. Jesus has “come in the flesh” (v. 2). What has Jesus “come” from? God. How can Jesus be the only way to God? He is God. He was God in the flesh who came to give what no other so-called “deity” ever gave.