Don’t worry, we are all going to the same place. We are all taking different roads. But we are all going to the same place. Whether you worship Buddha, or follow Confucius; whether you are a Mormon or part of the Unity movement, the goal is the same.
But what about Jesus Christ? He made some rather exclusive claims. He said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me” (John 14:6). Jesus denied that there are several ways to the Father. He claimed that the only way to heaven and life with God the Father is through faith in His death and resurrection.
Is this Jesus to be trusted? Well, what does God the Father tell us? He says, “This is my beloved Son, listen to Him” (Mark 9:7). And why should you listen to Jesus? Jesus is God! Yes, that’s right, Jesus is God. The Christ of the Bible is God in human form. This Jesus is the “exact representation” of God’s nature (Hebrews 1:3). “In Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form” (Colossians 2:9). And so you had better listen to Jesus. Jesus is God. And “It is impossible for God to lie” (Hebrews 6:18).
This means there is only one way to heaven. And if you have hope of being allowed into God’s heaven, you must go the way Jesus directs. You must trust in this God-man who gave His life in payment for the sins of people like you and me. And you must believe that this same Jesus, who is God, opens the gates of heaven to you when you believe in Him.
To help you understand the importance of trusting in the Christ of the Bible, please listen to today’s podcast, “Jesus Christ: God and Savior.”