"Why is Jesus the only way to God?", I'm sure you've heard that line before. It is the number one line that unbelievers throw at Christians when Christians open their mouth to preach the gospel.
Many Christians have had difficulty providing a solid answer that would sound fair and logical to the person attacking them with the question. Ignorance of the answer has even stopped some Christians from even going out to win souls. So I would give you the answer and make sure you share it (via e-mail, social networks, or whatever) with at least 10 of your Christian friends.
Answer: Jesus never said he is the way to God. Jesus said that he is ‘THEY WAY.’ He wasn’t talking about being the way to God because JESUS IS GOD.
If you come to Jesus, you have come to God because JESUS AND GOD ARE ONE AND THE SAME.
So saying Jesus is the only way to God is like saying, “God is the only way to God.”
You cannot go to God to lead you to God.
You cannot go into my sitting room and ask me (Alfred Benjamin King) to lead you to me (Alfred Benjamin King), because you have already met me.
So Jesus is not a way to God. He is God. If you want to come to God, come to God (Jesus).
Do you see it now?
Everybody who believes in getting to God but refusing Jesus is simply trying to come to God but refusing coming to God (Jesus).
(READ THIS AGAIN AND AGAIN. IT MAY TAKE A WHILE TO FULLY UNDERSTAND IT).
Please post a comment below, I would love to hear your thoughts.
I have read your essay a few times, with interest.
Whilst I see to some extent what you are saying, my thoughts on this issue are somewhat different from what you appear to have drawn out here.
If you are referring to the verse where Jesus says, "I am the WAY, the TRUTH and the LIGHT. NO man commeth onto the Father but by me," then He is saying very clearly that He is the ONLY way to God.
To detract from the centrality of this message is to take a course that can only cause unnecessary further confusion.
In this instance Christ is very clearly pointing to the fact that He is the Son of God. When we recall that his hearers were Jews the message falls into place.
I do agree with the unity of the Trinity, since it is the archway on which our whole Christian theology rests, but it still remains necessary to read the Bible in the context of the listeners to whom the message was addressed at that time.