The Pastor's Pen
“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
In the midst of a wonderful time of dinner and fellowship, the Lord suddenly alarmed the disciples by telling them He would be going away but that they were not going with Him. Troubled, Peter asked “Where are you going?” and “Why can’t we come?” (John 13:13:36, 37). The Lord answered telling them not to be troubled for He was going to prepare a place for them. Thomas raised the question, “How will we know how to get there?” (John 14:5).
Important questions need important answers. The Lord’s reply is one of the most important statements that He ever made.
First, the Lord said that He was the way. He is saying that He is the only way to heaven. Today, the world promotes the idea that being religious in some way will eventually bring you to heaven. But the Bible teaches no such idea. Peter understood how important this is and clarified it to the Jewish leaders soon after the Lord returned to heaven. He spoke clearly when confronted, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12). Jesus Christ is the way!
Second, the Lord said that He was the truth. We live in days when truth has become relative. That is truth is what you make it to be. What is truth for you can be different to someone else. And what is true today may change by tomorrow. Students are taught by unsaved teachers that they must allow for academic freedom to everyone in such matters as truth. However, all that is true is found in God who is Holy and cannot lie. That is why the Word of God can be fully trusted - Jesus Christ is the truth!(John 1:14, 8:32)
Third, the Lord said that He was the Life. The God of creation is the source of all life. He provides eternal life to those who put their trust in His Son, Jesus Christ. He died upon the cross to pay for our sin which has separated us from a Holy God. Sin could only be paid for by someone who had never sinned. As God’s sinless Son, Christ was able to pay for our sin. His death was sufficient to meet the penalty. By trusting in Him as my substitute I can have eternal life. Life is found in Jesus Christ! (John 10:28; Romans 6:23).
Have you trusted the Risen Savior who truly is the Way, the Truth, and the Life?
"...look on the fields..." John 4:35
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Greensboro, North Carolina 27407
Rev. Robert F. Kurtz, Pastor