Is Jesus the Only Way to Heaven?

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Jesus said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6).

Our subject today, “Is Jesus the Only way to Heaven?

Many years ago in my first pastorate we were having a series of evangelistic meetings. The guest preacher from out of town said as he was leaving home he went by the Post Office to check his mail. While there he saw a lady from one of the other more broadminded churches in town.

She said to him. “I’ve heard you on the radio, and you are very narrow-minded. You say that Jesus is the only way to Heaven. I don’t agree with you. Consider this example. You live on one side of our town and I live on the other. We came by different routes but we both got to the post office. It’s that way about going to Heaven. If a person is sincere in their religion they can get to heaven by different routes. What do your think of that?”

My friend answered, “Well, for one thing, I don’t want to go the Post Office when I die. For another we can’t answer such an important question by logic and our opinion, but by what the Bible says.”

He then took his pocket New Testament and shared what the Bible says about how to go to Heaven.  In John 14:6 Jesus said…, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”  Was Jesus telling the truth or not?

Who is Jesus? He was born of the Virgin Mary, but God was His Father. In fact, the Bible says that Jesus is God in the flesh. He could not lie. In the days of His flesh He was fully human but at the same time, fully God. He is the only human being who ever lived on this earth who never sinned. Since He had no sin, He could bear our sins on the cross making full payment for all our sins. On the third day He arose from the dead and was seen in His glorified body for some forty days. Then He ascended back to Heaven and is making intercession for us.

The apostle Peter preached that Jesus is the only way to Heaven. In Acts 4:12 He said, “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

How can we be saved? John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” The only way to Heaven is to repent of our sins and believe in Jesus for salvation. He is the only way. Trust Him for Salvation today!

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