Jesus Is The Only Way
Updated: Dec 15, 2022
The book of Hebrews is God’s definitive statement about Jesus. There seems to be some confusion developing among Christians that surely God will have other ways to deal with “genuine” people in the world. He will have a way to give them a heavenly eternity.
Recent research indicates this confusion. Maybe over 70% of evangelicals in the US think that God will bring others into His righteous eternity, apart from Jesus. In spite of Peters rock solid statement in Acts 4:12, “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.”
This equivocation about Jesus is nothing new. The demands on humanity that come encapsulated in His name, the “Christ,” are never comfortable to our flesh. Jesus says in John 14:6 “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Today’s equivocation is nothing more than repackaged heresies from the first four centuries of Church history. “Many centuries ago, a man named Arius stirred major controversy in the church with his claim: Jesus Christ was created and finite, not of equal divinity with the Father. This became known as the heresy of Arianism.”
The letter of Hebrews boldly refutes this. The beginning of the letter says it most succinctly. In Jesus, God has completed His revelation to humanity, to put it simply. “Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son” Hebrews 1:1-2
According to Hebrews, Jesus is better than the Angels, better than Abraham, better than the Mosaic law. If one is looking for an “inclusive” thought, it will not be found in the Gospel about Jesus, who is the Christ. The new covenant in His blood has made possible the fulfillment of all of the original designs of God from before the foundation of the world. He is God’s only provision for salvation and life eternal. Merry Christmas!!