Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”John 14:6
I don’t remember how it came about, but several years ago at a business meeting with some friends from work the theme of the verse above came into our discussion. One of my friends had trouble with the exclusivity party of Jesus’ claim. She asked, isn’t it possible that there is more than one way when there are so many other religions in the world?
How many people do you know who are willing to accept Jesus as a good teacher, a wonderful example to follow, a compassionate man? Have we believed a cultural lie about Jesus?
Was Jesus a great teacher? Was he a wonderful example? Was he a caring, compassionate man? The answer is yes, but if that is the end of your view of Jesus then your view is distorted and wrong. What are the implications for your life if the following is true?
Even a casual reading of any of the four Gospels gives a very different view of Jesus than what we often hear in our culture.
If someone asked you to describe your thoughts today, how would you respond?