Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:5-6
Thomas, one of Jesus’ twelve disciples, asked how they would be able to obtain salvation once He departed–to whom will they turn. Jesus’ answered Thomas by earnestly declaring, “I am the way“; He is the way to eternal life. In fact, the book of Acts, refers to Jesus Christ often as “the Way”, because He is the object of salvation to everyone who believes in Him (Acts 9:2, 19:9, 23, 22:4, 24:14, 22).“I am the truth”; every word Jesus ever spoke and every word ever written about Him in the Bible, is without a doubt the truth. Often, Jesus began a declaration, “verily, verily” or “truly, truly”. He used repetition to emphasize that the following statement He was to speak would be of the utmost significance. “And the life“; salvation is another word for eternal life. Therefore, if anyone believes Jesus is Savior and Lord, shall indeed have eternal life (Joel 2:32, Romans 10:13).
“No one comes to the Father except through Me.” Jesus declares that He is the only “Way” to be reconciled to God (1 Corinthians 5:17-21); to have peace with Him (John 14:27), and ultimately to obtain salvation (John 6:39-40).
In Scripture, Jesus Christ is often referred to as the “Son” and God is often referred to as the “Father”. That is because Jesus was God’s only begotten Son in whom He was well pleased (Matthew 3:17, 17:5, Mark 1:11, Luke 3:22, John 3:16)
“And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved…” Joel 2:32
Today, as you read this, pick up a Bible and read, call upon Jesus Christ to receive eternal life by repenting of your sins, and begin your personal relationship with God.
To be continued…..more foundational truths…