Jesus' View of Salvation

March 22, 2019 0 Comments

If you really want to stir up the wrath of a liberal, suggest to him that there is only one way to Heaven and that way is through Christ. Elite liberal academia promotes a philosophy of “pluralism”, that is, there is good in all religions; there is no one religion that is “correct”, or superior to another. Anyone who is dogmatic about the exclusive nature of biblical Christianity is looked down upon and labeled as being “intolerant”. If you reject the idea that Islam is just as valid as Christianity, that it is a way of salvation that is just as acceptable to God, you are called Islamophobic.

What was Jesus’ view of salvation? He said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6). The Apostle Peter preached the way of salvation as being very “exclusive” with these words: “Neither is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). And finally, the Apostle John wrote: “And this is the record, that God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He that has the Son has life, and he that does not have the Son does not have life” (I John 5:11-12).

Think about it. If there were another way of salvation for mankind—another way to heaven—why then did Jesus die on the cross? He gave His life for our sins because He knew and believed it was the only hope for the rescue of the souls of men. He paid the price of our redemption because it was the only price God would accept.

Bible-believing Christians are often accused of being “narrow-minded” when it comes to this matter of salvation. It is more politically correct to say “there a many roads to heaven” instead of saying “there is only one way to heaven”. But Christians are not intolerant, they are informed. And that information comes from the Bible and the express words of Jesus Christ. You certainly don’t have to believe what Jesus said—that is your choice. But you can’t deny the reality of what He said! If you haven’t placed your faith in Him for the salvation of your soul, do so now. It’s your only hope.

Richard Seefried
Harrisonburg, VA
Richard Seefried has a Master’s Degree in Christian Ministry, and is licensed & certified by the NCCA as a clinical pastoral counselor.