by: Peter Alcivar
John 8:24b (NLT) For unless you believe that I Am who I claim to be, you will die in your sins.”
Jesus made a lot of strong and straight-forward declarations about Himself. He not only compared Himself to God, but declared that He was equal to God (John 5:18). He also used the name that God used for Himself when He revealed His Name to Moses: I Am (John 8:58). That is why the Pharisees and religious leaders of His day wanted to kill Him. Even though Jesus proved who He was through His teachings and His mighty miracles (no one had ever taught like that or had done the things that Jesus did), they refused to believe in Him.
So that leaves us with His declaration above, in which He states believing in Him is the only way that our sins can be forgiven and that we can have eternal life. That means that THERE IS NO OTHER WAY! There are some misguided pastors and teachers that are teaching that Jesus is not the only way. They use human reasoning to get to this conclusion. They think that because people are “sincere” in their pursuit of God in their own way, that God being the merciful God that He is accepts them. They then go on to try to mix all beliefs into a path towards the One and Only God. It has a very humanistic and unifying feeling to it as people of all faiths gather together in harmony to seek the God of their choice in their own way. It all seems to be harmonious. But you must know that this teaching in from the devil himself. He loves to derail people from the one true path to God, which is through Jesus Christ, the Son. There is no other way. No one has the right to claim that there is another way when Jesus said that He is the only way. Whoever does not go through the Son will die in their sins. This is so serious and must not be toyed with.
There is no other God but God and there is no other way to God than through His Son, Jesus. It is as simple and as truthful as that. Don’t fall into the enemy’s trap by believing what people are saying that does not match with what Jesus said. Jesus is the Way, He is the Truth and He is the only way to Life. Let’s spread that loving message to all who will receive it.
Pastor Joey Vazquez