Thursday, November 25, 2021


In the book of John chapter 14 verse 6, Jesus declared that there is only one way by which we might be saved. Jesus said it this way;

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

This unequivocal statement excludes any other proposed path to reach God. 

In Mathew 28 verse 38 - 40, a description of what happened just before Jesus was arrested, illuminates the exclusivity of Jesus as the way to God. The passage says this:

Then He (Jesus) said to them, “My soul is deeply grieved, to the point of death; remain here and keep watch with Me.”

And He went a little beyond them, and fell on His face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I will, but as You will.”

Jesus said that He was the only way to the Father and then, just before He was crucified, He tested the exclusivity of that claim in great grief. 

As He agonized over undertaking the severity of dying on a cross, He asked His Father if it were possible, to let the cup of pass from Him but He, at the same time, deferred to His Father's will.

That cup that was before Him was the horrific sacrifice of His life that He would have to endure and He was testing all the knowledge reserves  of God the Father to find another acceptable way that we humans could be saved but none was found. 

Jesus, knowing that the will of God was that He suffer and die to provide the only path of salvation, surrendered to the soldiers who were looking for Him and He was led away for trial and execution.

If God the Father could not find another path of salvation for mankind other than the death of His Son, it is a patent lie for a mere human to suggest that they have somehow devised another way of salvation other than the one way that was paid for at so high a price.

If  completing some pilgrimage and giving to the poor or meditating for long hours or self- flagellation or paying money to certain organizations were enough to save men from the kingdom of darkness, God would have spared Jesus at His request and prescribed the other viable method. 

But God the Father did not offer another way and Jesus, the perfect and righteous Son of God was beaten, broken and crucified. He thus died to pay for our sins so that we could be extricated from darkness and translated to the kingdom of light.

All other suggested ways to God the Father are deceptions, for if they were viable ways, Jesus would not have had to die for us.

This way of salvation is offered freely to any who hears it for this message of the death of Jesus to pay for our sins is the power of God unto salvation and by believing this message and accepting that Jesus died to save us, we are set on the path to salvation away from darkness and towards the light of God.

Let us accept this great offer of salvation and be saved by Him who paid with His life for us.

Bless the name of Jesus our Lord.


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