5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” 6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14: 5-6
While coming across this Bible verse this week, I was reminded of a story that happened when I first read this biblical statement around the time I was saved back in 2014. With no bible knowledge and full of a deep rooted New Age philosophy belief system, this bold statement seemed to cut through all my beliefs at once! I remember being so positively affected by this biblical truth that I felt I needed to post it on my Facebook for all to see, accompanied with my own personal comment "Jesus is not "A" way, but "THE WAY!" Needless to say that was not the "popular" thing to post. What I received back in the comments were arguments about how we should be free to pick and choose beliefs that best fit our lives, "don't judge!", "people are people just let them be!", and "the Bible suppresses women!" Looking back now I realize that these arguments were not with me, but with God. What I posted is not my opinion, it is God's.
As I was reading these arguments, I started to see myself in these people posting these comments. I too was the one who created an awesome belief system, or so I thought, by picking things from a whole bunch of religions and philosophies to create a belief system that worked for me and my life. The problem with that was I was depending on a spiritual truth and belief system that was not actually truth. I was sucked into the lie that the world tells us all which is we can have our "own truth" while our neighbor has "their own truth" ultimately ignoring THE Truth. My belief system that I created was not only untrue, but it was killing me because I designed it to allow me to be sexually immoral, and live out selfish ambitions and addictions such as sex, porn and alcohol without being held accountable. Lots of people were hurt due to "my truth" and my self made belief system. I was ultimately deciding to be my own god where I made my own rules and my own truths. My sinful destruction, guilt and shame eventually caught up with me and it hurt bad.
I should remind you that I encountered Jesus Christ through a desperate prayer because "my truth" and decision making left me hopeless, addicted, alone and biblically facing no forgiveness and fully deserving the wrath of God (see Ephesians 2:3) for my sins due to my rejection of Jesus Christ. This is where I was saved from "my truth" and introduced to The Truth.
We live in a world where people will reject that Jesus Christ is the ONLY Way, the ONLY Truth and the ONLY Life and no one will come to God the father except through Him. In a time such as now where the world is so divided, even so called christian's will ignore this truth in an effort to feel included or united in the world and with others as one big happy family. I feel I need to let you know the biblical truth which is division is present in the world because some accept Jesus as The Way, The Truth and The Life while other don't. There is a popular belief and saying that "we are ALL God's children" but biblically that is not true (see John 1:12-13). We are all God's creation but we are not all His children because we haven't all chosen to enter into His family. The good news is that we all have the CHOICE to join God's family as His child if we accept The Way, The Truth and The Life which is Jesus Christ.
I wanted to share this personal story of mine and these biblical truths with you all because very few people shared The Truth of Jesus Christ with me in my life. Looking back it hurts me to know that there were christians in my life that knew this truth but never shared it with me, very well knowing I was on the path to destruction both in this world as well as after I leave this world. Knowing this truth, believing it, and not sharing it is NOT loving where the world, and even some christians will tell you otherwise. If what the Bible says is true, then withholding the truth that Jesus Christ is The Way, The Truth and The Life is the most unloving this you can possibly do to someone. Fortunately by God's grace I hit a rock bottom and realized I was in need of a Savior and that Savior was Jesus Christ and His Truth set me free (see John 8:31-32) and He can do the same for you if you dare, against all opposition, to believe in The Way, The Truth and The Life. The King and the Savior of the World, Jesus Christ!
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