To the Jewish rulers, Peter said, “This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone. And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:11-12).
It is a common notion to argue that Jesus is one of many other ways to heaven. One might even hear this from the mouths of professing Christians. To say contrary, expressing that Jesus the only way to heaven and that there is no other, is just as commonly argued as being arrogant and insensitive others. But what is the real truth? Are we humble if we open the doorway to heaven a bit wider and include other paths to God?
Professing Christians who deny, question, or do not forthrightly proclaim the exclusivity of Jesus are not being humble. They are being arrogant. The exclusivity of Jesus is not of human origin. God declared it in the Bible. To say otherwise is to say that we know more than God, and worse, that He is a liar. It is profoundly arrogant, not humble.
As Christians, we ought to embrace Jesus as the only way to salvation, heaven, and God. We must believe it, trust it, agree it, and proclaim, no matter the cost.
Inspired by TableTalk (“One Way of Salvation”, Vol. 36. Issue 3. p. 63).