Here is an old time favorite article of GOOD NEWS that is applicable to all of us today-
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6
Just days before his death, these words were spoken by Jesus Christ as he taught his disciples in Jerusalem. What was it that he wanted them to understand?
Jesus had just explained that he would be separated from his disciples but that ultimately he would be preparing place for them. Their obvious question, then, was: if he was leaving, how would they find him? Jesus’ answer was, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” Quite simply, Jesus was telling his followers that if they hoped to be in heaven and enjoy the presence of God the Father, it must be secured through Jesus himself.
You have perhaps wondered if Jesus Christ offers the only way to heaven. His words confirm this absolutely. God the Father sent his son Jesus into the world; he sent him as the way to heaven, the truth regarding God’s purposes, and the life—the one and only source of eternal life. John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” If God gave the very best - his son - to provide eternal life, how could he embrace an alternative salvation?
God sent his son and demonstrated his love for mankind; but for what purpose did Jesus Christ come? Romans 5:8 says “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Christ came to die. A few days after speaking with his disciples, Jesus was crucified and while he hung on the cross he suffered God’s judgment against sin. Romans 6:23 explains “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” The sins that each one of us commits are serious enough to warrant death and the judgment of God. But Christ died and received the full punishment so that sinners could be forgiven.
You may be wondering “what does this mean for me?” God raised Jesus Christ from the dead, absolutely demonstrating his satisfaction with the payment, and made salvation available as a free gift. Acts 16:31 says “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved”. If you receive Jesus as the Son of God who died for your sins, God promises forgiveness and eternal life.