IS JESUS REALLY THE ONLY WAY TO GOD?
As you begin to answer this question you must first explain that the opinion you are about to express will not be your own, but the words of Jesus Himself. By doing this you are allowing the person to come directly into contact with the claims of Christ. When you finish sharing the following verses, remind them that if they want to argue the point, then they must argue with Jesus, not you.
What does the Scripture declare?
Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me" (John 14:6). "Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture" (John 10:7-9). Peter said, "Let it be known to you all, … that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, ... This is the 'stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.' Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved" (Acts 4:10-12).
Why is Jesus the only way to the Father?
1. Jesus is the only way to the Father because He is the only one that God promised to send to redeem us from our sin (Dan 9:24-27).
2. Jesus is the only way to the Father because He was the only one who had the right to redeem us being a sinless man (Heb. 4:15). God required a perfect sacrifice for sin without spot or blemish (1 Peter 1:19).
3. Jesus is the only way to the Father because He is the only one who died and rose again from the dead, never to die again. His resurrection was proof that He had paid the price of redemption for mankind (Rom. 1:3-4).
Don’t apologize for God having only one way for men to approach Him. Why should a person think it strange that the one true and living God should not have just one way to come into a relationship with Him? Further explain that there are a lot of things that we do every day that can only be done one way. No one seems to argue with these. We all drive one way down the street on our own side of the road and if someone argues with that they have a head-on collision. In your physical members, your heart is made to pump blood in one direction through your body and no one questions this. Mechanically, the moving parts within machines only work one way. If you took a machine apart and tried to put it back together, its working parts would only fit together one way. If you didn't replace these parts correctly, then this machine would not work. Therefore, share boldly the fact that, in the spiritual world, God has made Jesus the Way, the Truth, and the Life, the only means of knowing and experiencing life. This is the Gospel message that must be heralded to the entire world.