Devotions

I Am: The Way, Truth, Life • Devotion #1: Logic

I have had a few different times when people talking about life after death have said to me, “Everyone’s view is right.” In an effort to be “tolerant,” they became irrational. I always respond, “I disagree with you, and based on your foundation that everyone is right, you have to say I too am right. Therefore, you are wrong.” Everyone can be wrong, but everyone cannot be right if they totally contradict each other.

I chuckle when I hear people say, “There are no absolutes.” I like to respond, “Absolutely.” Please realize, their statement against absolutes, is an absolute. 

I believe there is an absolute. I believe there is one truth. If that sounds arrogant, then realize if I did not believe something was true, then I would not believe it. I would believe something else. That is not arrogance, it is conviction. It is the act of thinking, processing, and deciding based on facts and logic. By the way, the one who thinks I am being judgmental by thinking I am right is judging me while holding to a concept that I am wrong in doing that. Hence, they believe they are right. It is not about you or me, them or us, it is about truth.

In John 14:6, we read, “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’” Jesus is not “a” way; He is “the way.” This is an absolute. It is the truth. It brings life. 

If there was another way to get to the Father (Heaven) then God is either dumb, unloving, or both. Obviously, he is not any of these! However, if there was another way to Heaven, why would You let Your only Son die? Jesus had to die in order for our penalty to be paid. His death allows us to have freedom.

In speaking of Jesus, Acts 4:12 records, “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.” The Bible is consistent in saying that salvation only comes by and through Jesus.

Finally, 1 Timothy 2:5 adds, “For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” The only way to the Father is through the Son. Whether we believe it or not, does not change the facts. The truth remains the same.



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