What is it that’s so difficult to understand? The Bible continuously tells us that Jesus is the only way to eternal life. Jesus continuously communicated that the only way to God is through Him. But also continuously, I hear the questions from professed Christians asking about their friends of other faiths. For example, I’ll hear, “I’ve got a friend who’s this religion or that religion. That’s what they believe, and grew up knowing.” My answer to this, “if you know them, then you should tell them about Jesus being the only way to God. Then we can throw away the excuse that, ‘they never had any way of knowing’.” And “if they’re such good friends, wouldn’t you think they would want you to tell them about this awesome invitation from God? Or do you not believe it yourself?”
The early Church called our message, “Good News”. But so often I see people put God the judge on trial for being unfair…they say, “Other people who don’t accept Jesus as the Messiah should be allowed to Heaven also.” But they don’t understand…they have it all backwards. God’s sending of His Son was not meant to make Him look cruel and unfair, but was an act of His love for us. He saved us from eternal death, and is offering life to us by inviting us in. If ya don’t accept the invitation, ya don’t get in. There really is no other option in terms of how you will spend your life in eternity. And God, out of His love for us, has given us such an option.
When you think about it, if one refuses to be with Jesus now in this life, then why are they so surprised even to the thought that God would reject their admittance to Heaven in the next? If you’re not worshiping Jesus, you’re not worshiping God…Jesus said so Himself. And if you don’t want to worship Jesus in THIS (short) lifetime, then why would you even WANT to go where we will be worshiping Jesus for all of eternity? Yes, Jesus is the ONLY way to God. I think that not only is that fair, but extremely kind and generous of God!