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Verse of the Day

John 14:6

I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through Me.

Application

Context: These words were to spoken by Jesus to His disciples on the night before he was crucified. Jesus knew how He was going to die and was explaining this to His disciples. Jesus was comforting them by reminding them who He was (God), that He was going back to the Father (heaven), and that they would some day be together again. The disciples were very upset because they believed they did not know "the way" to find Jesus.

Jesus reminds His disciples that they indeed know how to find Him simply because they KNOW Him. Jesus told them the way to heaven (to the Father) is through knowing Jesus (belief in Jesus). Jesus says He is the way, He is the truth and He is the life. And that no one goes to the Father (to heaven) unless they know Jesus.

All of scripture points to Jesus in this way. John 10:7-9 says "So Jesus said to them again, "Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep...if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture". Matthew 7:13-14 "Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life and there are few who find it."

There is a strong pressure in our society today to be believe there are many paths to God. This has led to a spread of relativism - the type of thinking that says, "Well, it might be true for you, but it's not true for me". Truth and belief are thought of as the same exact thing, but they are definitely NOT the same. There are many religions, each with their own beliefs, but if these beliefs conflict with one another, how can all of them be true? The bible says (Jesus says) there is only one way to God-one way to be saved. Would you be as upset if there was only one cure for cancer?

Of all the prophets and religious teachers like Mohammed, Confucius, Gandhi, Joseph Smith, etc. NOT ONE claimed that he was God. But Jesus did. Many taught with wisdom and truth but only Jesus said that He was THE Truth, that He was THE Way, and that He was Life. This is a profound difference between Christianity and all other religions.

It is very dangerous to be comfortable with a belief that is not supported by evidence and not based on truth. The bible has historical evidence, archeological evidence, prophetic evidence, and textual evidence. Are you willing to risk your eternity on your beliefs? What evidence do you have for what you believe? If you're asking yourself how you can know what truth is, simply find a bible and ask God to show you. A good place to start is in the book of John. He will reveal truth to you if you seek Him earnestly. Your life will never be the same. And don't stop there...study the historical and archeological evidence. Christianity can hold up under scrutiny because it is truth.