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Jesus is not merely a spiritual teacher or an important prophet. While He does teach and prophesy, He is so much more than that.

Why did Jesus say He was the way, the truth and the life?

Jesus is not merely a spiritual teacher or an important prophet. While He does teach and prophesy, He is so much more than that. More than you could ever imagine or think… Jesus says “I am the way and the truth and the life.” (John 14: 6a).

Jesus Christ is the way

Jesus does not just show us the way to true life. He is the way to true life Himself. That’s what Jesus is saying here. By which He adds: “No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14: 6b). Jesus is not implying that He is one of the many ways to God. No, He says He is the only way to God the Father and without Him we will not enter into heaven. The Bible states that we all are like lost sheep, wandering in our own ways. (Isaiah 53: 6) and that we are “dead in our sins” (Ephesians 2: 1). Jesus, God’s Son, has been sent to this earth to save us from our sins and sinful nature. Jesus says: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16). Do you believe in Jesus as your Saviour? Don’t trust your own ways or the ways of other teachers, but trust Him, the “living way” (Hebrews 10: 19), unto eternal life.

Jesus Christ is the truth

He stands out among other teachers in world religions, philosophies and popular books.

Jesus does not just give us beautiful truth and life lessons. In fact, He stands out among other teachers in world religions, philosophies and popular books in one ultimate way: He Himself is the truth: “I am the truth” (John 14: 6). Notice the singular: Jesus is clearly saying He is the only truth. We can see this in what He says and does. This should be the supreme motivating force behind our life: Jesus is the only God-given truth in this world full of darkness. Yes, Jesus and nothing or no one else must be the purpose of this world and your life. “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created” (Collossians 1: 15). You, as well, were created by Him!

Jesus Christ is the life

He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life” (1 John 5: 12). Jesus says of the people who believe in Him: “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10: 10) and “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die” (John 11: 25). Jesus has conquered death because He rose from the dead for us, sinful people. If you believe in Him, you will live with Him forever in the house of the Father (2 Corinthians 5: 8). When Jesus returns to this world, you will be risen from the dead by Him (1 Corinthians 15: 20 – 30).

Your only way, truth and life

We learned that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life (John. 14: 6). Do you believe this or are you still following your own ways, truth and living your own life? “Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” (Ephesians 5: 14)

How does this Bible teaching speak to you?

Please share your thoughts below! Also read Can we trust what the Bible says about Jesus?

 

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Pieter Brands

Pieter Brands

Pieter Brands (1980) grew up in a Christian family in the small village of Urk, the Netherlands. He came to faith in his high school years. He studied Theology at the Evangelical Theological University in Veenendaal and at the Theological University of Apeldoorn. In his church, Pieter has been an elder for five years now. He also volunteers in evangelisation and Christian youth work. As his daily work, Brands runs his own fundraising and consultancy firm.

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