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Is Jesus the only way?

Blasphemy

Is Jesus the only way? John 14:6 says Jesus is the only way to heaven. Such an exclusive statement may confuse, surprise, or even be offensive, but it is valid for Christians. The Christian Bible teaches that there is no other way to salvation. Christians’ Holy Bible says it and is undebatable with unbelievers, for they have a lack of understanding. But for other religions like Judaism and Islam, Christians cannot invoke their belief to non-Christians. The belief that God will save all humans ultimately allows them eternal life. The three most prominent religions believe in the same God, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Exodus 3:6: “Then He said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” Moses hid his face at this, for he was afraid to look at God.

The perspective that there are many ways to God outside the Christian religion is that in the end, God would restore the whole of creation, and according to one early church fathers includes Satan and his minions. Early Church council condemned the inclusion of the prince of the air with his opinion or notion. The acts of God at the end of the ages only emphasize God’s goodness and unconditional love, and mercies will accept people regardless of their spiritual walk into his presence. All sins are forgivable except Blasphemy, which is very clear in Christian doctrine. In Matthew 12:31-32, Jesus gave a precise meaning of Blasphemy: whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven. Mark 3:28-30 is a confirmation of Matthew 12.

Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is when you take the actual work and speak evil, which gives the devil an upper hand. And much worse if it is an intentional rejection of the work of the Holy Spirit. Blasphemy is a long topic to explain. We will one day make a series of it. In the meantime, let me give you one example: Blasphemy is rejecting the work of the Holy Spirit to use your body as His dwelling place. We must discipline our tongue, which may cause us to say something offensive to the Holy Spirit.

Bishop Joseph

Bishop Joseph Vitug, Ph.D. - Bishop Emeritus

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