Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Is Jesus the ONLY way to God?

So I am reading a book on logic, by Norman Geisler. In it he states that John 3:16 teaches that Jesus is A way to God, but the verse does not limit Jesus to being the ONLY way. I agree with Mr. Geisler. Are there any verses that teach that trusting in Jesus is the ONLY way to God?

*This is assuming, of course, that all-Scripture is God-breathed, inerrant, authoritative, and sufficient for life and godliness. Which I fully affirm that Scripture is.

Alright, here are the verses that clarify that Jesus is the ONLY way, door to fellowship with God: John 3:16-18, John 3:36, John 14:6, John 12:44-50, Luke 8:12, Acts 4:12, 1 John 5:12.
The Bible clearly makes the claim that faith in Jesus, God's son, is the ONLY way to this fellowship, and that all who enter through HIM will not be disappointed.

Sadly, in the USA, most people are too busy to seriously consider a) their eternal destination, b) what will really bring freedom and help them in life. People may feel a tug, but have spiritual ADD & immediately lose interest.

Helping a Guy with Stress and Jesus

Not to push my faith or anything, but I am happy and want to share what happened to me to encourage you. I was hiking in the Middle East and came down with a severe health issue called water intoxication.

About six months later I had to be shock paddled while leading a group of about fourty teens on a trip. Because of these, I have been dealing with PTSD. It is like a switch went on that I couldn't control. This has been going on for five years now...every stinkin day.

 Also, part of my PTSD is a fear of losing control in a crowd again...which is hard because my job is a pastor....God has a sense of humor right? I have tried Prozac and it didn't help (although it certainly took the edge off). Xanax and that was a big waste, just made me tired.

 Anyhow, I have been praying and fasting for something totally unrelated for about five days now. While I was praying today, suddenly the switch turned off and I felt my body go, "Ahhhh." For the first time in five years! I am no one special. All I can say is, is that for me, Jesus did a miracle to my physiological issue. He clicked it off and finally after a long annoying time, I can learn how to be myself again.

Hope the knot unravels for you also.