Are there many ways to God?
As Christians we often state that Jesus is the way, as He is our example to follow. Jesus said himself he is the only way to the Father and that there is no other way! Jesus is offering us not just a model for today’s living but also a destination of relationship with the Father forever.
At the top of a mountain
Many people are familiar with the analogy that God is at the top of a mountain and there are many pathways which lead to him. The analogy is both simple and appealing, but is it true?
A mountain often has different paths which lead to the same summit. The one thing about the mountain is this, no matter what route you take, the top of the mountain never changes and the view remains the same.
Pathway to God
We believe that Jesus is that pathway to God, a God who wants a personal relationship with each of His children.
Men and women cannot rely on their own efforts trying to please God by means of religious activity or their good works. Whereas Christianity is totally reliant upon God, reaching down to man in the person of Jesus Christ and offering total forgiveness through him.
We started with the analogy that all roads lead up the same mountain to God. But we trust that you will have seen that only through faith in Jesus will a person see eternal life, precisely because he is the only person who sufficiently and fully pays for the one thing that keeps us out of heaven… sin. For Jesus is the way to the Father and all that this relationship offers.
Where would you put your trust?
In the Bible it says –
Thomas said to him, ‘Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?’
Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.’ John 14:5-7