Monday, April 9, 2012

The Way

John 14:6
"I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the father, but by me." - Jesus

This verse is often used by "Christians" to tell others of differing religions that they are in the wrong. Buddhist? Hindu? Muslim? Sorry, folks, no one comes to the Father, but by Jesus. Not Mohammed, not anyone else - just Jesus.
While I believe that Jesus is the one true way to God, I do not believe that the "me" in that verse refers to me. "No one comes to the Father, but by Me" - that "Me" refers to Jesus. He IS the way. Not me. In other words, who am I to say who is and isn't getting into heaven? While I certainly can and do believe that I have found the way (Jesus) and I want to lead others to the Way (Jesus) - I am by no means the way myself! My church is not the way. My religion is not the way. My opinions are not the way. My belief is not the way.
The plan of salvation was not written by my hands. No, it was created by the piercing of His hands. These 'holy' hands reach out to all; they show the Way to all; they point out the Truth to all; they give Life to all.
I would do best to get out of the way.


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