10.26.2009

Day 20, Is Jesus the Only way?

If you really want to see where you stand in the realm of Christianity, ask the question to someone or yourself, "Is Jesus the only way for which some to stand right before a Holy?" Or more simply, "Is Jesus the only way?" You will quite clearly get an accurate read on the spectrum scale of where you lie, either liberal or conservative quite quickly.

Now in the local church, you would hope and assume that the Bible is being taught so frequent, that most conservatives would respond quickly verses, such as: John 14:6, or Acts 4:12, as clear answers to such a question. Sadly though, it doesn't seem to matter where you go,...the school locker room, the youth group,...the local ecumenical gathering of pastors,...you will here more of a overall tolerance of all beliefs, or a Christian Inclusivism. This can be defined as a belief that one does essentially get right standing before God, through Christ, but their honest labors in whatever faith, if seen as noble, is accounted to them as included in Christ atonement, and thus they are 'included' or 'inclusive.'

How do you stand or fair in this question? Is Jesus the only way to God? If Jesus is the only way, what about those people who never hear about Him? Do they die and go to eternal punishment?

How conservative is your family? If you want to have a good discussion around the table, ask the question? Give some good Biblical advice.

Jessica and I, actually talked about this the other day while sitting on the couch. It came about as we discussed the various religions we have come across in the military family. Our feelings and answers to this question are quite clear. We believe that the Bible is clear on this issue. A confession in Faith alone in Christ alone is essential for salvation. Thus, we place ourselves as missionaries/ambassadors of Christ here, to reach those who have never heard.

Bottomline: What type of theology sends you headlong into accomplishing the Great Commission where you are? Or does your theology cause you to rest assured that everyone's good to go?

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