The Only Way
By Shelly Burke, Editor
Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
Chances are, if you’re reading the Nebraska Family Times, you know that Jesus is the only way to eternal life--heaven. Many people, however—even so-called believers—do not believe this. Some believe that “it doesn’t really matter who I believe in—Mohammad, for example—or what I believe, as long as I really and truly believe it, I’ll get to heaven.”
Others believe in Jesus, but only believe that He was a “good man” or that He “didn’t really die and come back to life.”
Others believe that Jesus is part of the way to heaven…but to get there they must also be a ”good enough” person or pray “enough” of the right prayers or give “enough” money to the church or to charities.
In the verse above, Jesus does not say that He is “part of the way” to heaven, or “one of the ways” to get to heaven. He is very clear that He is the way to the Father, to God, to eternal life. Jesus does not say he is “part of the truth” or “one of the truths”; He says that He is the truth.
Do the people you love and care about know this? Are you sure? If not (or even if you know they know that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life), invite them to one of the many church services that will be held this Christmas season. It’s easy—simply say, “Would you like to go to church with me Christmas Eve? Our church has a beautiful service—I just love singing the Christmas songs”, or “The choir concert at our church is wonderful—would you like to go with me?” or “I love starting Christmas Day celebrating the real reason—Jesus’ birth—and then continuing the celebration with family and our special dinner. Would you like to come with me to church?”
Shelly is the editor and publisher of the Nebraska Family Times. Read more at www.nebraskafamilytimes.blogspot.com. If you would like to receive FREE Scripture Memory Cards, email firstname.lastname@example.org.