I once hit a crossroads in my spiritual and intellectual journey.
As a young adult, my curiosity struck a chord in me. My foundation of faith had been shaken, and I needed to know which direction to go. The doubts and fears of the world weighed on my heart. I wondered if I was going the right way.
The world tells me I’m not. Society impresses an ideal of individuality. We can provide our own path to salvation—whether this is through other religions or a complete absence of religion. This lack of absolute spiritual truth took me in an aimless direction. After prayer and supplication, I found what I needed in God’s Word.
John’s gospel declares a universal truth—a truth that sets our life in the right direction. Jesus told the disciples He was leaving this world to prepare a place for them. Thomas asked, “Lord, we do not know where you are going, how can we know the way?” Jesus responded, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” This passage answered my fears and doubts and gave me spiritual direction.
Jesus is the exclusive way to God. No other religion can provide us with salvation from our sinful nature. The world offers many philosophies to choose from, but none are sufficient.
Stand with boldness and proclaim Jesus Christ as the one true God.
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