Without Apology

“So, you believe that only Christians are going to heaven?”  It’s a question that has caused more than one person to squirm uncomfortably.  It is especially uncomfortable if the question is asked in a public forum (radio or television interview) in a challenging way by someone who (1) isn’t a person of faith or, (2) an adherent of a non-Christian religion.  In reality, any answer will offend someone, somehow.  One response will offend one group, the alternative will offend the other.  No answer at all will offend whoever’s left.

If you are a Christian and you believe the gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) to be accurate accounts of the words and actions of Christ, only one answer is possible.  It is the answer Jesus gave to a disciple named Thomas.  Here it is:

Jesus *said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me” (John 14:6).

It is also the answer that, after the death of Christ, Peter gave to the rulers, elders and scribes in Jerusalem.

And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12)

Jesus and Peter said it, I didn’t.  So, you can get mad at me for believing it, but you can’t blame me for saying it.  I don’t have to apologize for their answers.  No uncomfortable squirming here.

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Filed under Atheism/Theism, Eternal Life, Evangelism, Faith, Jesus Christ, Judgmental, Quotations, Salvation

One response to “Without Apology

  1. Jesus is the only way for one to be saved. Every person who has ever lived on this earth “who is saved” will be saved by the the blood of Christ who was the “lamb slain from the creation of the world,” (Revelation 13:8). Whomever God chooses to save will be saved by Jesus Christ. All those who were before the Law of Moses, during the Law of Moses, those not under the law of Moses (Romans 2:12-16) and all those who died without ever hearing the name of Jesus up to this present day – IF God Saves any of them it will because of their faith in Him and ONLY BE BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS. For your eternal salvation do not reject Jesus Christ the Savior of the world for all (Romans 10:9-17). Bobby Deason

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