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The Way to Heaven is Exclusive Not Inclusive

Chris McCann
April 1, 2017

#94 The Way to Heaven is Exclusive...

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

According to the world’s wisdom Jesus should have used the indefinite article in this verse. He should have said, "I Am a way, a truth, and a life". But that's not what He said. According to the wisdom of God (infinitely greater than any worldly wisdom) He used the definite article: "I Am THE way, THE truth, and THE life". By using the definite article Christ was doing something that is very unpopular today, He was being exclusive rather than inclusive. Through the use of the definite article Jesus was excluding all other religions that do not go through Him as the God man. Through the use of the definite article Christ was excluding Jews (that deny He is the Messiah/God in the flesh) and the Muslims (that likewise deny His deity) and Hindus (that present multiple gods) and Buddhists (that offer statutes as gods), etc, etc. Modern man may not like what Christ said in John 14:6 but that is modern man's problem not the Bible's. When it comes to entry into the kingdom of God (heaven) the Bible is crystal clear in its teaching: there is not a thousand ways but only one way. Not ten, but one. Not even two, only one.

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