Updated: Nov 24, 2020
Imagine the scene. You're sitting across from a middle-aged woman. She's been in poor health. Her family has a history of breast cancer. She has just told you that she doesn't think she's at risk for breast cancer and has refused a mammogram. How would you respond?
When questions of truth carry life-and-death consequences, we shouldn't be afraid to have truthful conversations with each other. As someone once said, "It's often said that you should respect other people's beliefs. But that's wrong: what's vital is that you respect other people." That's always a good thing to remember.
Today, we're going to look at the exclusive claim of the gospel that there is salvation through Christ and Christ alone. There is such a thing as absolute truth. Some things are absolutely right while other things are absolutely wrong. It is proclaimed in the Bible and we have seen it in the person of Jesus Christ. We are unafraid and unashamed to stand firmly in that truth.
Is Jesus Christ, and his death on the cross, the only way to be saved?
Here's what Jesus said in John 14:6:
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
Jesus himself is saying there isn't any other pathway to the Father except through him. Later, in Acts 4:12, Peter says, "And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” P