The Way, The Truth, The Life
In today’s world there are many ways to hope, happiness and Heaven being proclaimed. There are many philosophies, religions, and ideas. Each one believes it has the ultimate truth.
Human life is held in high esteem. Most of us want to live on this earth as long as possible. Within each of us there is a desire to live forever.
But there is only one way to real happiness. There is only one truth that can make men free. There is only one Life that can give human beings eternal life. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is
the way, and the truth, and the life. As Jesus Himself professed,
I am the way, and the truth, and the life: no one cometh unto the Father, but by me (John 14:6).
the way, and the truth, and the life because He died for our sins. All have sinned by transgressing God’s law (Romans 3:23; 1 John 3:4). The
wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23). This is the second death or Hell (Revelation 21:8; Matthew 10:28). Because of our sins, we justly deserve to spend eternity in Hell, but God in His great love and mercy sent His Son to die on the cross and pay the penalty for our sins (John 3:16-17; Romans 5:6-10; 6:17-23).
the way, and the truth, and the life because He was raised from the dead. Before Christ came, a dark grave without hope awaited us at the end of the way. But Christ conquered death and arose from the grave. Because He conquered death, He can give us victory over death (1 Corinthians 15:20-23; Revelation 1:17-18). Jesus said,
I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth on me, though he die, yet shall he live (John 11:25).
the way, and the truth, and the life because He will judge all men at the Last Day (Acts 17:30-31). All must stand before Christ and give an account for the way they have lived on this earth. Paul, an inspired apostle wrote:
For we must all be made manifest before the judgment-seat of Christ; that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he hath done, whether it be good or bad (2 Corinthians 5:10).
Jesus Christ is the only way to Heaven. He alone is the truth. No one can have eternal life except through Him. In order for one to receive the blessings that Christ alone can give, he must believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God, for Jesus Himself said,
...for except ye believe that I am he, ye shall die in your sins (John 8:24). One must also repent of his sins for Jesus also said,
I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all in like manner perish (Luke 13:3). One cannot receive the blessings which Christ gives if he is ashamed of Him. Jesus said,
Every one therefore who shall confess me before men, him will I also confess before my Father who is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father who is in heaven (Matthew 10:32-33). One must also be baptized into Christ in order to receive the forgiveness of sins and all the blessings which are available only in Him. Jesus said,
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that disbelieveth shall be condemned. (Mark 16:16).
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is indeed
the way, and the truth, and the life.” No one can be saved except through Him. Will you not obey Him today so that peace, happiness, and life can be yours, not only in this world, but also in the world to come?
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