Jesus Is the Only Way to God

Some people say, “All roads lead to God.” This is a dangerous falsehood. The Bible clearly teaches that the sacrifice of Jesus was the only way to settle the issue of sin

In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus prayed, “If it is possible, let this cup pass from Me, nevertheless not as I will, but as You will” (Matthew 26:39). Jesus had complete foreknowledge of what lay ahead, including the betrayal by Judas, the denial by Peter, and the fact that He would be largely abandoned for a time by His own disciples. He also knew well about the cruel and horrendous physical pain He was about to endure—the torturous whipping and the merciless crucifixion.

Probably what gave Him the most pain, though, was His foreknowledge that all of the sin of the world would be dumped on Him on the cross. This, for Jesus, was a fate worse than death, for He had never in any capacity sinned, and now He would suffer and be apart from the Father.

In this prayer, Jesus did say, “If it is possible, let this cup pass from Me…” But the fact of the matter is, if the salvation of humankind was to be purchased, it was not possible to avoid the cross. Even after His resurrection, Jesus again pointed out that it was necessary for Him to “suffer these things and enter into His glory” (Luke 24:25).

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