KEY SCRIPTURE: John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me”.
Our key scripture implies that Jesus is the only way to God. To say that I am the way means other ways lead elsewhere. Why is this so?
There is a big difference in the functioning of Christianity as compared or related to other faiths. All the other faiths, function by laws, codes of conduct and practices that the practitioners go through in order to please the Supreme Being. The new age teaching revolve everything around man. They teach that man has inherent powers that could make him achieve all things by himself. This particular kind of faith, does not have a specific supreme being.
In Christianity God has come to live in men through our Lord Jesus Christ. (Revelation 3:20, 1st Corinthians 3:16). The Christian does not live by his natural life, but the Spirit of Jesus lives through his flesh. Galatians 2:20 ” I am crucified with Christ nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me”. It is only in Christianity that God relates with His subjects as children. God becomes our Father. The relationship we have with Him becomes inseparable. This is very different from what all other religions are practicing.
In Christianity we are not followers who are trying to be acceptable as we have in religions like Islam and the others. We become one with Christ. 1st Corinthians 6:17 “He that is joined unto the Lord is one Spirit”. John 15:1-8 gives a metaphorical representation of it. It says Jesus is the true vine, the Father is the husbandman, and we are the branches. The branches and the vine share the same life. Christianity is a mysterious relationship between the Christian and Christ. Ephesians 5:30 “for we are members of His body of His flesh and of His bones”.
All these has come to pass because of what Jesus came to do. He is the only way to God.
Religion is man seeking for God by finding ways to please Him. Christianity brings men into oneness with God who lives in us and works through us. His laws are fulfilled in me, so it is my nature to live to please Him.
Philippians 2:13 “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.”
Romans 8:3-4 ” For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit”.