Monday, January 25, 2016

one way

John 14

6 Jesus told (Thomas),

"I am the way, the truth, and the life.

No one can come to the Father except through me.

7 If you had really known me, you would know who my Father is.

From now on, you do know him and have seen him!"

  8 Philip said, "Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied."

  9 Jesus replied, "Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and yet you still don't know who I am?

Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father!

So why are you asking me to show him to you?

10 Don't you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me?

The words I speak are not my own,

but my Father who lives in me does his work through me.

11 Just believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me.

Or at least believe because of the work you have seen me do.

There are many in the world who say that all roads lead to God.

iow, no matter which religion we choose, we each are led to the same God.

I think what Jesus said in verse 6 poked some serious holes in that thinking.

Some may dub that interpretation of that verse as being narrowminded.

Well, what He said, He said.

I don't know how we can get around it.

No one comes to the Father but through me” makes the possibilities of connecting with God pretty singular in how it's accomplished.

It makes it pretty simple.

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