Why Jesus is the only way?

Every Christian is taught that Christ is the only way to the Father. Or, the only way we can be saved and have eternal life. However, many Christians do not know “why”.

(John 14:6) Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. 

(Acts 4:12) “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

God’s Word cannot be Undone

(Gen 3:17-19) Then to Adam He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’: Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life. Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, And you shall eat the herb of the field. In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread Till you return to the ground, For out of it you were taken; For dust you are, And to dust you shall return.

Death is an important curse on man by God Himself. For God to save mankind and give Eternal life, He had to “undo” His own curse which He spoke. However, God cannot “undo” His own Word.

(Isa 55:11) So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper [in the thing] for which I sent it.
(Luke 21:33) “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.

Hence, what God had spoken, no one can change. It will happen exactly as He spoke and we will all die.

Undoing God’s Word

As we saw earlier, it is possible for God to undo His Own word.

(Isa 55:8-9) ” For My thoughts [are] not your thoughts, Nor [are] your ways My ways,” says the LORD. “For [as] the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.

But, don’t worry. God’s ways are higher than ours and He does have a plan. How can God save mankind by removing His curse on us, yet without breaking His own curse?

(John 1:1) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

(John 1:14) And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

Someone had to go through the curse (because His Word cannot be undone). However, there is no one in heaven or earth who can go through that curse to undo what God had spoken. Hence, the Word who is God Himself became Flesh, and came to this world as a normal man and His name is Jesus.

This man Jesus had all the curses of God upon Him.

(Mark 6:3) “Is this not the carpenter, the Son of Mary, and brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? And are not His sisters here with us?” And they were offended at Him.

(John 19:5) Then Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. And [Pilate] said to them, “Behold the Man!” 

He had to work for His bread. He ate and drank like us. Even thorns pricked Him. Finally, He had to die like us. Hence, this man Jesus had gone through all the curses which God spoke to mankind including death, just as every man had to go through.

(Acts 2:24) “whom God raised up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that He should be held by it. 

(John 10:17-18) “Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.”

After fulfilling all curses, even death, it is impossible for death to hold Him because His is life and God raised Him from the dead because, He is sinless.

(John 14:6) Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

The Only Way

Now, everyone will die according to God’s curse on us.

(1Cor 6:17) But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.

However, if we have His Spirit abiding on us, we will never face death but go to the Father and have Eternal life, not because of what we had done or who we are, but because we are one spirit with Christ. Since His spirit dwells in us, we will also be raised just like Christ is raised by God.

(Col 2:12) buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.

This is why, Jesus is the Only Way to the Father, and there is no other name under heaven through which we can receive salvation.