Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Isn't it narrow-minded to claim that Christ is the only way to God? It may be right for some, but it certainly isn't for me.

Regardless of personal preferences and tastes, something is not objectively true just because someone does or does not believe in it. For centuries it was popular opinion that the earth was flat. Today, if a scientist held that belief, he would be laughed out of his profession. Our understanding of the shape of the earth was arrived at by objective criteria, not by popular opinion. The unique claims of Christ such as having the power to forgive sins, to be sinless Himself, to have fulfilled Old Testament prophecies, that He would rise from the dead, to one day come again and judge the world and that He is the exclusive way to salvation are all backed by His own credentials in His sinless life (even his enemies had to acknowledge this), His miracles (power over nature, disease, demons, death), His unique character and teaching, His fulfillment of prophecies, His power to change lives and His resurrection from the dead. It is most important to know it was Jesus himself who said in John 14:6 "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." Jesus made it "narrow", but also left Christians with the job of taking His message of love and hope to "all the world"!