Only One Exception (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 161)
John 14:6 (NLT)
Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.
The path to salvation is like a one-way street. There are no other options on a one-way street. It takes you in one direction and that’s it. No exceptions. For centuries, people have falsely believed that all roads lead to truth, or all roads lead to God. But the truth is, there is only one way. There is only one exception. Jesus is that exception.
The biggest difference between Christianity and all author religions is that believers and Jesus have a relationship with each other. God did all the hard work to build a bridge between the holy Christ and the sinful heart of mankind. We don’t have to do anything, but believe. Don’t you like it when you’re invited to a party or special dinner and you don’t have to do any of the work to make it happen? That’s what Jesus did for us.
We can’t earn our way to Heaven. We can work our way to the pearly white gates. God didn’t set it up that way. There are no exceptions to the rule. There are no other ways to receive the free gift of salvation. The path to salvation and receiving grace and mercy is a one-way street. It is a humbling journey because in it we find everything we could ever desire. Once you go down this road, you will be glad you did.
“Salvation comes through a cross and a crucified Christ.”
— Andrew Murray